Pilgrimage in Satara: A River Runs Through It

Every year, in a remote part of Satara district in Maharashtra, peasant communities from around the area arrive in thousands for a pilgrimage to the shrine of the local deity. They come wearing one pair of clothes and no possessions. The river parts, and the riverbed island plays host to a three day long festival of fun, color, food, traveling cinema, joy rides and much more.