A bit of Culture - a bit of drama

Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Visited the Elephanta Caves which are situated on a little island about an hours ferry ride from Mumbai. Not much is known about the but date between 2BC through to about 7 century. Large caves with carving of Indians gods and pillars cut into the rock. All rather impressive. Eventually arrived back after boat broke down and we were left wallowing in the bay waiting for another ferry to come and tow is. Felt like some foreign boat people arriving in a new land. Everybody cheered and waved when we arrived. It was only when I got off that I noticed there were only about 10 life jackets for about 50 people.

Popped into Leopold's for a cold beer, one of the very few places that sell alcohol, and have been recruited as an extra in A Bollywood movie. Fame at last! early start as Roll, camera action starts at 8am.

Crowds of people Celebrating Ganesha Festival at The Gateway. Drums, chanting,singing, prayers and then the ornately decorated statues of Ganesha are taken down the steps where some 'fortunately unlucky?' person has to enter into the most disgustingly polluted water of the harbour and swim out and sink the statue of Ganesha. This is accompanied with cheers and shouts while the struggling swimmer can hardly keep his head above water. The 3 lifeguards did not look too keen to get into the water. Each family takes there turn so the drama and excitement goes on all night.
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