Sunday, 21 August 2011
Traditional 'Bonderam' at Malar, Divar
Traditional ‘Bonderam’ (sort of flags festival) celebrated at Malar,
Divar Island on 20th Aug. 2011. Organised by St. Mathias Sports Club.
This is the first time I ever attended ‘Bonderam’ of Malar.
I think it consists of 4 wards from which four different floats/groups
participate in the parade, starting with traditional flags March with brass band.
The groups were dancing to the tune/songs of H Briton, Remo (O Maria),
Besides, there was fancy dress competition for both young and old but was
not available to be watched by all. see pic
Our tiatrist Com.64, also from Divar, dressed as Eunuchs or Hinjra
stole the show as can be seen in the video.
Here are some pics. (see video in the end)
St. Mathias sports club
Tourism Minister Nikant, MLA Pandurang Madkaikar, Parish Priest, Sarpanch etc
Minister, MLA, Sarpanch
crowd for fancy dress competition
Padr vigar with MLA, Minister
Traditional gumott, guitar, fans etc
some snapshots / floats parade
Calangute Beach beds
Chak’ka Eunuchs Com.64
Next Saturday, there is yet another such but grand festival at the same island at Piedade.
Like everything else in Goa, the festivals too never start on time. There is always a delay of upto 90 minutes or even more. e.g. at Malar, it was announced at 4pm but actually it started soon after the VIPs like ministers arrived around 5.30pm. luckily it was not raining. it did rain rest of the day though. Piedade too never starts on time
Video - Malar Bonderam
Video link HD