Sunday, October 25, 2009

Diwali in Goa





The Narkasurs of Goa
Goa is the only place in India where the custom of making and burning the effigies of narkasurs take place on the eve of Diwali. Diwali is basically the celebration of the victory of lord krishna over the demon narkasur. On the eve of the diwali these narkasur effigies in various shapes and sizes are prepared and then paraded - some for fun, some for money and some for competetion. Yes there are competetions organised in various towns of Goa and the Narkasurs are paraded in the town to compete - kind of competetion of the superior of the Evils. Our group of friends had our very own home made or home bred narkasur. watch for the pictures in the next post.

1 comment:

Steffe said...

I did not know about this so thanks for the info about Narkasurs.

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