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Jaipur in Sawan

 

Shravan/Saavan/Sawan – श्रावण

It’s a fifth month as per Hindu or Indian calendar falling in between July and August. A month which is considered auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva.

Shravan/Sawan is synonymous with monsoon and rains. Rains sets the people in a mood for fun and enjoyment.Here are two sets of pictures that depicts fun and enjoyment.

Kanwad Yatra – कांवड़ यात्रा

Kanwad yatra is a pilgrimage undertaken by devotees of Lord Shiva during saavan. One comes across many such  groups of devotees singing and dancing on the road as they proceed on a pilgrimage trip. Usually, the group is accompanied by a van or vehicle playing loud music through speakers installed on it. As I was driving today, I came across one such group where some devotees were dancing and singing to the loud music playing with accompanying van. I didn’t want to miss this opportunity of capturing this moment even though I was driving. I decided to pull out my DSLR from my camera bag and without adjusting the settings, switched it on and captured the following image.

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When they spotted  me doing so, it somehow excited them & so they posed for the picture. Since I was  still driving  although slowly, it didn’t give me any opportunity to adjust the camera. By now I was driving past them & this group of devotees was  pretty close to me . Therefore the camera failed to focus and the resultant picture turned out blurred.

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I decided to post this picture here even though it’s far from perfect to show you the moment of excitement and fun.

 

Panna Meena Kund 

Panna Meena Kund is an ancient Baori  in Amer town near Jaipur. Some people call it Panna Mia Kund. With abundant water in  Baori due to ongoing rains, it became perfect place for local boys to have fun on Sunday morning- diving into the water of Panna Meena Kund .

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Ready to jump into Panna Meena Kund, Jaipur/ WPC- Fun
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Take off! Panna Meena Kund, Jaipur/ WPC-Fun!
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Touch down! Panna Meena Kund, Jaipur/ Weekly Photo Challenge-Fun

 

Read complete post on Panna Meena Kund in Amer town – Panna Meena Ka Kund, Hidden jewel of Amer

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44 thoughts on “Jaipur in Sawan

  1. Very neat photo’s! Love the colourful vehicles and I don’t think I could jump off a building into water, although it does look fun!! I’ll try to take photo’s of kids jumping off rocks into our river this week since we are in the midst of a heat wave!! 🙂 Ladybuggz

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    1. Thank You.
      Yes, not everyone can jump off from that height. But some really do enjoy!
      I’ll wait for your pictures to be posted. If you can just create a pingback, i’ll know you have posted. will check it out. Thanks for sharing your views here. You’re welcome…always! 🙂

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    1. Thank You. Yes Rim Jhim is synonymous with rains…as well as with bollywood. Of late, bollywood has stopped relishing the rains in it’s movies the way it was 15 years ago. Rain was really celebrated in Bollywood movies! Bollywood goes Hollywood!!!

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  2. It is nice to know about this kind of special pilgrimage in your place. I just wonder, why do the all wear orange clothes? Is there is something special with the color? And this place where boys dive into the water is trully amazing. Even if I’m a bit afraid of the height I would love to visit the place and may be jump once)

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    1. Lidiia, In India the Hindu religion has many God and Goddesses. It’s not possible to count them- though some people do mention the numbers but I’m not sure if that’s correct because with religion there are no facts and figures.
      Now there are many different types of pilgrimage associated with particular deity or God. This partcular pilgrimage is undertaken for Lord Shiva, considered to be destroyer. He is one of the most prominent God in Hindu religion. The other ones are Lord Bramha- the creator and Lord Vishnu – the preserver.
      Orange color is synonymous with Hindu religion. It denotes spirituality and fire too. here is an article which you might want to read. http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/culture/why-orange-color-is-used/

      The Baori where boys are jumping is an ancient water storage system. It was used long before the taps and pipeline were invented. I’m sure no one would be allowed to dive in water. Water in it was used in many ways. But currently, the baoris are out of use except that they are symbolic and are our cultural & built heritage. May be I’ll make a separate post on this one.

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      1. Thank you for letting this know. It’s something new for me and very interesting. I really want to come to India, and I hope one day I’ll do it. Btw, I’ve noticed that Jaipur is very famous touristic destination. Do you have many of tourists as the mass media says?

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      2. Yes Jaipur is one of the top rated tourist destination in India. it’s quite popular among foreign as well as domestic tourists alike. it’s famous for handicrafts, block printed fabric and garments and jewelry among other things. I’m sure you’ll be able to visit India -very soon. 🙂

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    1. Benjamin, I really liked the attitude of this particular person in long hair and beard. I couldn’t capture his picture as he was dancing and didn’t anticipate he’ll pose for a picture.
      Selfie? Surely for social media but for blog I think it doesn’t relate well. 🙂

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      1. Benjamin…I know what you mean! I’m not into selfie’s. Let me take your suggestion probably post a picture of myself in one the post or may be add a new gravatar!! Thanks for suggesting. Sometimes friends pass on what is necessary! 🙂 Thanks Benjamin!

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    1. People in Jaipur has always maintained close association with religion and rituals. Even 200 years ago it was considered as another kashi because of large number of temples present in the city. Majority of population still continue religious practices in same manner as they used to 50 years ago. This is true for people living in walled / old part of Jaipur. Younger generation of course has changed.
      I can understand in fast paced life of Mumbai, people are busy making ‘life’. So it’s difficult to find such scenes and equally difficult to find time to search for one. That’s why I always termed the city as glamorous jail! Apologies if it doesn’t sounds good but I have logical reasons for the same having some some part of my life there. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture Ganesh Chaturthi which is around. Mumbai really knows how to celebrate it well. 🙂

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