On wanderlust and bathing elephants
Diwali is just round the corner and this owl can already smell nippy early mornings in Bihar. Mist lingers on the Gandak and can only be dissipated with copious cups of very sweet cha. The conversation is punctuated by neighing of excited horses being tethered in their temporary stables and the tinkling of bells from bulls being led away.
Exactly a fortnight from Diwali, elephants from far and wide will also reach Sonepur and will be given a ceremonial bath at the conflunece of rivers Gandak and Ganga. Thus will begin the annual Cattle Fair at Sonepur. Here are a few glimpses from years past:
The owl hopes this tickled your appetite for wanderlust and you'll set out for the road less trodden.
Until next time
The Observant Owl.
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