DAILY PHOTO: Ashura Parade, Ahmedabad

Taken on October 1, 2017 in Ahmedabad

 

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Red float

 

Camel-drawn cart

 

Mini-Taj Mahal

DAILY PHOTO: Festive Comings & Goings

Taken in October of 2015 in Khajuraho

Taken in October of 2015 in Khajuraho

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This is a parade procession that we passed as we were walking out to a couple of the Eastern Group of Temples at Khajuraho.

It was pretty typical, a tractor with a squawky loudspeaker playing music at about 100db beyond the speaker’s rating, pulling a trailer with a figure. There was color throwing and garlands. The works.

DAILY PHOTO: Torchlight Parade

Taken October 4, 2014 in Mysore

Taken October 4, 2014 in Mysore

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These photos were taken at the Torchlight Parade, which is a closing ceremony for the Mysore Dasara Festival.

DAILY PHOTO: Dasara Flower Show Gazebo

Taken on October 3, 2014 in Mysore

Taken on October 3, 2014 in Mysore

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I just got back from attending Dasara (a.k.a. Dussehra or Vijayadashami) festivities in Mysore. Dasara celebrates Rama’s victory over Ravana, as well as Durga’s defeat of Mahishasur. There was a flower show about a block from the palace, and this gazebo was the centerpiece. The bottom pick was part of the floor of the gazebo.

DAILY PHOTO: Festive Truck

Taken on June 28, 2014 at Matri Square in Malleswaram.

Taken on June 28, 2014 at Mantri Square in Malleswaram.

We happened upon a little parade today in Malleswaram. This was the main float. I’m not sure whether this was associated with Rath Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, which is actually tomorrow or if it was something completely secular.