Shravan/Saavan/Sawan – श्रावण
It’s the fifth month as per Hindu or Indian calendar falling in between July and August. Sharavan is considered auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva.
Shravan/Sawan is synonymous with monsoon and rains. People are in a mood for fun and enjoyment during this period. Here are two sets of pictures that depict 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 towards pilgrim. Usually, the Kanvad group is led by a van fitted with large speakers playing loud religious music.
While driving earlier this week, I came across one such group where some devotees were dancing and singing to the music playing in the accompanying van. I had slow down to almost standstill due to disruption in traffic caused by oncoming Kanvad yatra. I didn’t want to miss an opportunity of capturing this moment so I decided to pull out DSLR from my camera bag. Without adjusting the settings, I simply aimed and captured the following images.
The above picture captured them in a candid moment. However, when they realized that they are being captured on a camera, one of them waved. I was still driving at a very slow pace (bullock-cart, you can say), it didn’t give me any opportunity to adjust the camera setting. Therefore the camera failed to focus properly and I was left with a blurred picture.
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 monsoon season, it became a perfect place for the local boys to have fun on a weekend. They were diving into Panna Meena Kund.
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