Parra is located next to Saligao, and in between Arpora and Mapusa. Mapusa being the closest town.
|An early morning scene in Parra. The sun's just rising.|
|Roads leading home.|
|Tilled roof homes in Parra|
|Most of the village is now navigable by road. The road that leads to the hill.|
|Walking up to the watering hole|
|The fields in Parra|
|More fields around my place|
|Fields adjacent to the watering hole|
|Me at the watering hole :)|
|A local fishing at watering hole|
Well Parra is known for quite somethings. We have two famous open-air dance halls here. Emerald Lawns, I got married here, and Alva-Mar. Both are less than a kilometer apart and host some of the most happening events in Goa.
Come the summer (March - May) and Parra hosts a famous ball called the ‘Melon Nite.’ It’s called Melon Nite as Parra is famous for the watermelons grown in the local fields.
What you also must not miss is the fun and festivities around the festival of ‘San Joao’ which falls on the 24th of June every year. Celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist, almost everyone takes part in festivities which involve jumping in all the wells in the village, accompanied with food and drinks.
|San Joao in Parra|
|Villagers having fun in the well|
|Local kids with the traditional headgear|
|A lady too decides to jump in the well|
|some be over-adventurous|
|No one is left. Everyone is blessed with water.|
Most of the photographs have been clicked by my brother, Lovell. Do drop him a note if you like his photography or would like to buy some prints.