September 11, 2013

Festival Dancers, India

Photograph by Priyanka Telang, Your Shot

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A cloud of marigold, rose, and jasmine petals envelops raas leela dancers during a Holi Festival performance in Vrindavan, India. According to Your Shot contributor Priyanka Telang, performers and organizers work hard to preserve the ancient dance, "a dramatic presentation of the events of Lord Krishna's childhood days."

In the scene pictured, Lord Krishna celebrates Holi with friends, mostly female. "All the roles are played by male artists dressed up in female costumes," writes Telang. "Being a part of it and watching it live is one of the most wonderful and spiritual experiences—you are spellbound and everything in the world around you disappears … "

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31 comments
Danilo Lima
Danilo Lima

This is what you call: "Celebrating Love!", Amazing Photo!

Amit Singh
Amit Singh

Acceptance on the faces of dancers captured perfectly in the photograph!

Shannon T
Shannon T

The colors are phenomenal. It looks like so much fun. Thank you Priyanka.

Amit Bose
Amit Bose

FANTASTIC -  SO BEAUTIFUL  TO SEE SOMETHING TRADITIONAL -  WISH INDIA RETURNS TO ITS LOST TRADITIONS AND AWAY FROM APING THE WEST.

Ana Hernandez
Ana Hernandez

Wonderful! Looks like Lawrence Alma Tadema painting 


Eric Lindgren
Eric Lindgren

I will be DANGED if that doesn't look like some sort of 'Old Masters' painting!  Incredible shot!


本 初
本 初

This picture is the expression of what this means?

Steven G.
Steven G.

The intensity of this photograph captures so many facets of the human experience.


Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

Like the action element  and high-speed capture. A dramatic moment executed wonderfully !

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Intense.

The yellows and reds give it an almost monochromatic feel.

Pradeep Chitta
Pradeep Chitta

I have been expecting (and waiting) to see this photograph featuring in Photo of the Day!!! great work!

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