A quintessential part of Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa is “Maatolli“. A maatolli is “a wooden canopy covered with a variety of fruit, vegetables, leaves, shoots, herbs and tubers hanging over a Ganesh idol” (Source: Scroll.in). You can read more about this tradition here. The fruit vendors who sell these fruits during the festival get a lot of importance. I came across one such fruit vendor during my trip to Ramnathi.
Two days ago I woke up in the morning and casually looked outside the window. I saw bright warm light falling on the reeds near the pond. I immediately ran to grab my camera. As soon as I took the photograph the light faded away.
P.S. The photograph is horribly out of focus, but who cares. I have captured nature’s spotlight. 🙂
Last year I visited a “Rang-Shaala“, a creative studio, in Goa which makes Ganapati idols for Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Presented below are some of the vignettes from that visit. Ganapati Bappa Morya!!!
The last kiss of light…
Lux Mundi (Latin for “Light of the World”) is a 52-foot tall statue of Jesus at Solid Rock Church, a Christian nondenominational church near Monroe, Ohio (Source: Wikipedia). The earlier statue was called King of Kings and was destroyed on June 14, 2010 by lightning strike and fire. You can read more about that here.
P.S. I took this photograph from a car moving at a speed of more than 70 mph.