Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hare Rama Hare Rama Krishna Krishna Hare Hare



above photos by keith radley.

so much fun!!!

As you can see, this festival was insane! Holi--a Hindu spring festival-- is celebrated by the lighting of a bonfire, chanting Hare Krishna Blah Blah Blah and throwing tons of colored powder at one another!The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad had when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. When it all got thrown we were right in the midle of everything and let's just say that for a few minutes after the madness you kind of just have to stand there and try to breathe a little bit of oxygen with the incoming dust and make sure your eyes are closed! The Spanish Fork Hare Krishna temple is beautiful! Visitors are always welcome so I recommend taking a visit sometime to see the temple and llamas and what not. My hair was tinted magenta until I washed it the fifth time and the right side of Matt's face was stained pink on sunday haha.

1 comments :

  1. I bet it was more fun then sids wedding. Which you should have attended. You two are very close friends.

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