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Partagal

Historic Hindu monastery in Goa. The ancient monastery (known in Sanskrit as math) at Partagali in south Goa dates back to the 13th C. For more, see this. These images were taken in 2007 and have been processed today using the latest Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 tools of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The advances […]

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Goan Pão

Homage to a great Goan tradition.   Te poder gele ani te unde gele – Old Goan saying (Gone are those legendary bakers and with them their loaves)   Growing up in the Goa we had no use for the alarm clock. Our wake-up call came at daybreak in the form of Ponk! Ponk!, the […]

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The Vetals of Goa: Loliem

Another installment in an ongoing series. The first time I saw this striking sculpture of Vetal was on a stormy monsoon morning, and it evoked at once a feeling of disquiet. Set out in the open in a forest in Loliem, a small village in south Goa‘s Canacona taluka, the ancient image is the most […]

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Devaki-Krishna of Mashel

The village of Mashel (also spelled Marcela) in Goa holds a unique distinction: it is said to be the only site in India where Krishna is worshipped alongside his biological mother, Devaki. The origins of this unusual practice are lost in the mists of antiquity. What we know is that an ancient temple of Devaki-Krishna […]

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