Every year, locals create art in front of their homes using flower petals, chalk and colored powder.
Each family also strings lights along their home to illuminate the creations while residents promenade marveling at their neighbor’s talents.
Gods Hanuman and Ram.
A woman poses with her creation.
An ancient temple decorated with elephants with steps leading down to the beach.
A quiet morning.
A trail runs along the shore, connecting to another beach.
This cove was not meant to be hiked but we did not know it until we reached the peak and had to turn around.
Cows enjoying the sunset.
Making the marks of Shiva.
The dressing room.
A few more garments to go.
Each week we host a Havan celebration. This week, it was for Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Shyam and Swami Yogaratna prepare some words.
Swami Yogaratna draws a mandala.
The offerings ready for the fire.