Panchwati Cirlce

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This past Saturday I had the chance to see devotional music and festivities near my house in Jaipur. The temple, devoted to lord Hanumaun, is in the middle of a traffic circle, which for this event, was transformed and blocked off allowing for 200 or so people to congregate and take part in the ceremonies, music, and speeches. I am not sure which holy day this was, but I do know that it wasn’t celebrated all over the city like other holy days are. Inside the temple there were priests reciting slokas (vedic hymns), and afterwards there was a band playing bhajans (Hindu devotional music). The music was good, but the dholak (a folk drum) was so loud that nothing else could be heard! We only stayed for 20 minutes and then met some friends for hookah and tea…

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