Reaching for the skies

… but will they ever?

palms

Sacrifice or ‘bali’ on Karkidaka vavu is believed to appease spirits of the ancestors and bring good fortunes and prosperity. The rites are performed according to the Hindu custom and usually, in a Theertha ghat or bathing place. The ritual usually begin at 5 a.m. and extended up to 12 noon in almost all the major ghats. The bathing ghats wear a deserted look after the ritual with the lingering memories between the known past, ambiguous present and the yet-to-come good fortunes and prosperity. One such location in Kollam, India is seen here, when the sun hesitantly agreed to shine between incessant rains.

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