For the Love of Krishna

Rajasthani Pilgrims in Vrindavan

Rajasthani Pilgrims in Vrindavan

The twin towns of Mathura and Vrindavan, not far from Delhi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India are extremely important places of pilgrimage for devotees of Krishna and his consort, Radha. Krishna was born in Mathura and spent his childhood in nearby Vrindavan. Devotees come from all over India to exult in the ecstatic nature associated with the worship of Krishna.

As a child, Krishna was playful and even naughty. As he grew he became quite the lady’s man, seducing them with the sound of his flute and his charming and flirtatious manner.

Witnessing for myself, the devotees pleasure at being in the land of Krishna was magical. In this photograph, taken in Vrindavan, the excitement and pleasure of these Rajasthani village women is palpable. Instinctively and without inhibition, they grab hands and share the love. Oh, the beauty, power and joy of true faith!


About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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