The village is in a festival mood
as April heralds summer
with the ceremonies in the round
the temples look beautiful with decorations
shining in its glory.
The people return to their village
open up their homes long left unattended
meet their relatives and friends
a break from their routine
rejuvenating and exciting.
The temple mela goes in full swing
the deities decked come out in procession
the people throng the shrine
offering flowers and grains.