Enjoying a nice lunch in a restaurant that offered escape from the mid-day heat, we were attracted by the sound of music and a crowd gathering outside. Everyone in our Rajasthan travel group headed out and had the opportunity to see this celebration.
Our guide explained that a child had been born in the village and this was a way of making a public announcement to that effect. Notice in some of the photos a woman is carrying a baby’s crib on her head. Mostly it’s a chance for people to dance and celebrate.
Any could join in the festivities and several from our group were soon taking part. I did what I always do — watched and documented the experience with my trusty pocket camera. It was great fun and a pleasant diversion, if of short duration.
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