This year’s Kandy Perahera is very close: from 29 July to 8 August, 2017.
If you want to go there and want no hustle-bustle during the day, check House Araliya.
It was just by chance we’ve chosen Shivo’ham to chant together at the end of a workshop on Indian philosophy. It so happened that this poem (Shloka) beautifully summarized what we’ve learned!
And some samples from YouTube:
About the Shloka:
– Technology of the Heart
It was a complete surprise and a nostaligia for me how much it can rain in this Indian town close to Mumbai. Since a good week it rains in one stream, there was a glimpse of the sun for minutes a couple of times, no more. One night of heavy rain turned my garden in to a pond.
The amazing thing is, a couple of hours later the water was gone – to be repeated a few days later! (Pictures 6 and 7 are the same as 1 and 2, just a few hours later.)
In the dampness it also feels quite cold. I was told that this is the monsoon and it could last three months! A quick look at Lonavla#Climate showed me that Lonavla is on 600 m elevation and a notorious monsoon catcher. The average rainfall in July is 1,700 mm!