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!