Sunday, 19 January 2014

On the fringe of the pandal . .

Sunday evening is pleasant here. And the crowd will begin to stream in to the panda in large numbers.

Time to walk around the pandal.

In the river, men are brushing their teeth, washing clothes, wading and having a bath. This is a 'no go' zone for women; you get a better view of the river and the dipping sun if you walk along the pandal, than behind it.

The real market of stalls flourishes behind the pandal. Books, bhel, feet relaxation pads, agarbathis, music, health drinks and 'Only Coffee'.

It is on this pathway, that the gate to the samadhi lies, the engraved name stones in tact.

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