The Holi Spirit


Donal Moloney writes:

India has been on my bucket list since I was a kid photographer but I had kept putting it off as it seemed every photographer on the planet had realised the same dream.

However, about a year ago I heard about two towns 150 miles south of New Delhi called Mathura and Vrindavan. Krishna was born in Mathura but spent most of his youth in Vrindavan. The towns are within 5 miles of each other.

Every year the Indian people celebrate ‘Holi’ (Festival of colours) but nothing like they do in Mathura and Vrindivan. I had a particular interest in what I had read about the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. That was my primary mission. Everything else after that would be gravy.

There’s a truckload more shots on my Facebook page and a diary of my 9 day trip if anyone would like to see more.

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

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18 thoughts on “The Holi Spirit

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Indeed, bisted. Let us struggle to preserve superstition and nonsense at all costs. “You know it makes sense”.

      1. bisted

        …ol’ ramadan fast kicking in there Sheik…come back to me when you’ve done 3 days on your bare feet in Lough Derg…

        ps…take a camera

          1. bisted

            …sorry Sheik…that’s what happens after years on Broadsheet…shoot first and ask questions later…

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        Kerala is fantastic and lush,
        Varanasi for a spiritual trip
        So hard to pick ! Base it on festival periods and weather more to narrow it down. Can I come , I’ll give you a good price as guide sister ? ;)

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I’m a few hundred bucks away but I’m afraid that India will do to to me what they did to friends; they all came back Buddhists and Humanists stepping off an Aer Lingus plane in their bare feet as yoga teachers with beads and beards, munching seeds. I want to be educated, not changed.

          1. Donal Moloney

            India is an education. It softens the soul but excites the curious. I’ll defo go back there again. It’s not for everyone but I find it photographically amazing.

  1. Scundered

    Really super work Donal, very much enjoying your work on Facebook on variety of subjects, except for the nasty fox hunting people, hehe

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