Eating afternoon meal at Jogini Devi.
14:04 - 13th April 2012, the first day of the Vashisht Village three day Mela (festival).
After paying respects to the Goddess (darshan) and after the Guur (shaman) has completed the necessary tonsurings, blessings & advice, everyone sits down to a well-cooked vegetarian meal.
Note that many of the people are eating off the ancient stone plates that remain on the grass here all the year round. They are made clean by the birds, the wind & the rain.
photo courtesy sailesh sharma