The Surajkund Mela 2017 for you in pictures. For foreign travelers visiting India around this time , this is the place to go to and take pictures. You will find a riot of colors, some out of the world folk music and dance and a lot of happy people.
Colors galore at Surajkund Mela 2017
We just could not resist starting our tour of the Surajkund Mela with a cup of chai. Ha, I am sure even you too would do the same which we did!
“Be pure, buy pure’, is the message of this jolly Panditji here. I agree with him. Do you?
You can’t help looking in amazement at the gateway to this fair. This image represents the traditional icons of Chhattisgarh, one of the states participating in the Surajkund Mela.
If you try to escape music, it will find you somewhere. And , we have lots of music. Why don’t you check out the Surajkund Mela to find out the kind of music these people are playing?
The amazing life of the Banjaras
We found a group of nomads, called Banjaras, in this fair. They have lived in bullock carts for more than 450 years now.
These people are also called Gadia Lohars, meaning iron smiths who live in their caravans. I have written a post on them elsewhere in this blog.
Us Indians have this crazy habit of smiling at any random stranger and this child is no stranger to this phenomenon.
Lord Ganesha rides a mouse and is one of the most lovable gods in India and we invoke his blessings before very initiative.
Our artisans and craftsmen work really very hard and use a lot of creativity to bring such statues to life!
I thought of joining these well dressed village folk but realized, I did not have enough money…Ha ha ha
You have time till February 15 to be a part of this spectacle. Don’t miss this show.
These lovely women are from the Indian state of Jharkhand.
If you are planning to travel to offbeat destinations in India, then Jharkhand is the place to be in.
This gentleman is one Mr. Mohammad and plays the role of Ravan in Ramleelas. Thank you Sir, for posing with me.
I have never had a photo of myself like this….
No, I don’t like myself as I am all puffed up!
That’s it all folks, thank you.