At the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

On a visit to the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, I couldn’t get the song The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound Of Music out of my head. To think that such beautiful creatures will be sacrificed in the prime of life breaks my heart.

Basking in the sunshineBasking in the sunshine

The goat kingThe goat king

The pigeons thankfully didn’t look like they were for sacrifice, but then they didn’t look like they were in the pink of health either:


Finally, there was one religious gesture that seemed like it wouldn’t harm any animals:


December 17, 2010