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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32 comments
Chandrabhal Singh
Chandrabhal Singh

Greetings from Meet the City, a bi-monthly coffee table periodical; a luxury and lifestyle global magazine published in Pune. International in content and spirit, Meet The City boasts of an eminent readership both in India and overseas, with our clients marking their calendars for the next new issue, each time its due. Printed at one of the finest printing presses of India, every issue of Meet The City is nothing short of a collector's edition that boasts of inspiring and impressive content cutting across a cross section of society. 

Ceasing to be merely a 'flip-through' magazine, Meet The City has previously been proudly associated with illustrious and world-renowned personalities along with equally celebrated Indian icons and distinguished personalities who are the 'sons and daughters - of - the - soil' and whose contributions to today's modern society are immeasurable and priceless. 

All in all, the magazine is high on content, and features a wealth of reading material, enough to keep our readers asking for more! 

The October issue of the magazine is going to feature the festivals of India, since this is usually the onset of most festivities in the country. With reference to the same, we would like to feature this photograph. Would you also have any other photographs of the various festivals of India, that you would possibly like to share with us? I do hope you would be interested in collaborating with us on our October 2015 magazine issue - do let us also know your terms and conditions if any. We give complete credit to all artists who contribute to the magazine.

You may reach us : chaitra.patel@panchshil.com

I do hope to hear from you on the same. Thank you.

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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