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Monday, June 23, 2014

Today's Lens (06/23/14) - An Iconic Celebration: Murti-Pratishtha Mahotasv

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 Brookvalley Farm was once again honored to be a part of a celebration at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir on Prescott Avenue in Scranton: Murti-Pratishtha Mahotasv. We were a part of the celebratory parade that took place that evening. Below are a few photos of the event, and a video.

Aside from being a wonderfully fun event, this is a true testament to our horses, and to my husband who has trained and worked with them. The music is loud, the people are energetic, and the dancing continues for blocks. The horses, April and Molly, were incredibly calm and took it all in stride.

If you would like to comment on individual photos, please use this link:  Today's Lens (06/23/14) Photo Library.

Enjoy the celebration with us!


Everyone gathers, as we wait for our honored guests to arrive.

He's here! Let the parade begin.

The women are absolutely gorgeous in all of their vibrant colors.

And we're on our way. The men lead the way, and sing, dance, clap, and celebrate in the street. In the video at the end of this post, you can see it live. At one point, they circle around the horses and carriage.

The dancing, singing, and celebration continues for blocks as we make our way to the Temple.

Such beautiful work!

Fun along the way!

This is a stressful day for the horses, but they handled it like pros!!

So pretty.

I always get a kick out of the young girls with their cell phones as they celebrate. For some reason, it seems like such a contradiction. But they were not alone, the men had theirs as well.

Beautiful.

I tried to capture the full parade, but it was impossible. What a great celebration, attended by many!

I was so proud of our girls, and my husband - very professional and very well trained! Well, my husband was very professional, the horses were well trained - still working on my husband. LOL

The view from the wall of William Prescott School. You can see the Temple tower (brick) in the distance to the right of the red house..

Did I mention the vibrant colors?

This is a very iconic event for the Hindu culture - Murti-Pratishtha Mahotasv

So patient!

A job well done!!


I hope you enjoyed our journey and the celebration! If you would like to comment on individual photos, please use this link:  Today's Lens (06/23/14) Photo Library.

Join me again next time for more "Today's Lens."

Thanks for viewing!

Laura

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