Monday, September 20, 2010

Ganesh Revealed

At around 9pm, the veil was lifted off of Ganesh's head. A priest began performing the puja in front of an anticipatory crowd. The floodlights from the platform of the float cast an eerie mixture of light and shadow on the priest. At one point, the lamp the priest was waving around was set down, with items near it catching fire. In typical Indian style, he calmly doused the fire and continued on as if nothing happened. 
Coconuts, flowers, and some liquid within this shallow bowl were offered to Ganesh. 

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