a night of Jhulan Yatra


Jhulan Yatra is one of the most important festivals for the followers of Lord Krishnacelebrated in the monsoon month of Shravan. After Holi and Janmashthami, it is the biggest and most popular religious occasion of the Vaishnavas. Known for its spectacular display of decorated swings, song and dance, Jhulan is a joyful festival celebrating the Radha-Krishna amour coupled with the romantic fervor of the rainy season in India. It is celebrated in the month of Shraavana, which takes place in July and August on the Gregorian calendar. The 2017 date is August 3-7.[1]  (an abstract from wiki)

But the scenario is quite different in the Shree Shree Govindajee’s temple at Imphal , Manipur , India . It has a more subtle and serene quality . Women devotees sing here throughout the night , one  ensemble after another queueing the whole night . They are like pilgrims , their songs an offering to the sacred deities . I took this photo at the wee hour of the dawn and I didn’t use a flashlight .

By the way I am an amateur about photography .

No editing of any form is used in this photo .


© milan rajkumar



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