Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fire on the water




















Sandhya Arati
at Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar. An unlikely place to be reminded of Deep Purple?





























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19 comments:

Priya said...

WOooowwww...lovely.

panu said...

I think Deep Purple is apt here.

MinCat said...

funnily enough, so was i! and that last one is EXQUISITE.

eLeCtRiKbLuEs said...

no place is too unlikely to think of deep purple.

30in2005 said...

You certainly travel a whole lot and over a rather wide area ie the world! Such lovely pics - ever think of travel blogging?

km said...

"We all came out to Haridwar"?

Australopithecus said...

LOL!!Exactly my thoughts. Of course I was dying for a smoke when i was there...was also reminded of the predicament of the ancient mariner..

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Priya, appreciate your appreciation.

Shihab, Panu (high five)

Mincat, thank you (but how about #5? My favourite)

30 ... ummm, this IS a travel post on a blog, so ... ? Or did you mean travel-writing in the print media?

km, "some stupid with a shopping bag / bought the whole place out?

Aus, we carried mineral water. There's faith and then there's discretion.

J.A.P.

Tabula Rasa said...

very nice pix. but choice of lyrics... "they burned down the gambling house / it died with an awful sound"... scary connotations for me :-|

Prerona said...

the last pic is awesome!

Chilla-Bong said...

Amrito kumbher sondhane a trip to Har-ki-pauri.JAP-da those were some lovely pics.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

lovely. esp the one where the water looks - well purple - and theres the diya floating on it. Gorgeous

Ph said...

Fire on water. Such a potent combination. But all those people spoil the pictures JAP.

the wannabe indian punkster said...

I love the picture with the diya on the almost purple/deep blue water.

wildflower seed said...

Hi there
Here via Tabula Rasa's. You might want to check this out : "Come Hell or High Water" available for download at http://zinhof.blog.hr/

GhostOfTomJoad said...

I'll refrain from commenting about the pix, though they look very nice even in their posterised form, but, having bee to this place recently, I'll say this...it's a disgrace. Real fire on the water would be a nice way to start cleaning up the holy mess.

cactusjump said...

first went to haridwar during the kumbh mela and almost got hit by a stone thrown by a naga sadhu when i was trying to take their pic! always loved haridwar and rishikesh too, despite the dirt, crowds, tourists, and fake sadhus.

eve's lungs said...

beautiful .. whatever the significance of floating these flowe - diya ensembles , they look beautiful. I cherish a childhood memory of fire on the water in Varanasi when I was very small .. u must have had a lovely holiday

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

T. Rasa, I think my next post does “scary” better

Prerona, Chilla, Shoe-Fiend, Punkster – thanks muchly

Ph, I so agree. They spoilt the experience too. Can you imagine the Smell?

V. Blues, great link, thanks

Tom J, I do agree

CactusJump, see above.

Eve’s Lungs, for “lovely holiday” see next post.

J.A.P.