ISKCON, International Society for Krishna Consciousness: mixed in with the locals, a few ex-hippies, dressed in pale tangerine or white, left over from the 60’s jump up and down, singing and clapping, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama…. There are several ashrams in Virndavan, and their offspring join in. They seem generally happy.
Local women make garlands from marigolds, roses and tuberose, used as offerings to the gods.
Here, florally decorated, and known as Radha-Krishna, these Hindu gods represent the combination of both the feminine and the masculine aspects of God.