Sunday, January 22, 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Livra Febres, Consua Verna, Goa, 2012, 2018

2018 Feast: Feast of Our Lady of Livra Febres celebrated on 28.1.2018

'The name ‘Livra Febres’ literally means ‘relief from fevers’. It is believed that the church was built as the sponsor of the church had attained relief from sever fevers he would be suffering from.  Ever since then, petitions are placed to the patron of the Church ‘ Our Lady of Livra Febres’ to gain relief from ill health, especially fevers.'

Video: 28.1.2018
Also watch a train passing through the tunnel in the end

https://youtu.be/mFlnEc0iFig

I have some fond memories of this feast.  We used to attend this feast 'Febri Fest' on foot by covering a distance of  8-9 KMs through fields and creeks/streams. My mother and many others in the locality never missed the feast.
Now there is a motorable road from Cansaulim to the Consua Church via Cuelim, Temba, Borsulem, Osoilem, Kumsar.
One can also reach there  either from Verna-Airport Bypass ( see pic) or Verna Nagoa Road.
There is a Konkan Railways tracks / Tunnel just behind / below the Church (see pics trains passing etc)

Feast on 28.1.2018
Sorry I was late and arrived only after the Feast Mass and procession got over at 11.30am
I thought the feast mass was at 10 and called Taxi at 10 but it came at 10.30.
Feast mass was at 9 and not 10.

I only got  the Feast brass band or festa muzg and q-ing for verneration (Umao).  I captured Festa Feri (Fair) pics and video with chonne, khajem, kat-konngam, Cheuris pao, Tamonn, Koiti, panttlio supam etc

Some pics , video coming soon

Over 100 pics, few links put up here

The Church, frontal, façade

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Saibinn in the niche, Church façade

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Inside, Main altar
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queuing for Veneration , Umao or kissing
with offerings to Saibinn such as sup, sarun broom, garlands, candles etc

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Festa muzg, brass band
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Boje, kapam, ladu, samosa

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Cheris-pao, sausage bread

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Kajem, kadio bodio, dos

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Gorom gorom festa chonne, grams

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Katt-konngam, pos konngam kongio

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Bindda solam, kokum

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Koiti, koito etc
Rs.800 to 2000 as per size and weight

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Bhata doule, doxi dandde
a large long-handled spoon ladle  with a bowl-shaped , used in copper pots moddki 
while boiling paddy rice

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Tamonn, aluminium  pots ware
Kopro, maoddki, doxi kail, xidi etc

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Panttle, supam, sarun, kuponnem etc
offering to Saibinn, a tradition
We used Kurponn-mand in our homes / kitchen to drain water from the cooked rice

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Festa Tiatr
Aadhaar Card by Com Domnic

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Kermes, rings, flowers, bags, jewelry, balloons, gogin, katty etc
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Nearby railways tracks, tunnel, train etc - watch video
Walking, crossing pathway

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Video
Consua Xmas Crib 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDN5EY1dHh8&t=3s


2012 Feast pics and video


Feast of Our Lady of Livra Febres celebrated today at Consua, Verna Goa
22nd January, 2012
 I remember going to this feast, on foot, all by myself, covering a distance of
about 7-8kms.  I was just about 12 years. I almost lost midway...
See, I was into adventure or discovery trips even at tender age.

Now, by road it is about 5-6 kms via Cuelim, Borsulem, Kumsar

We simply said 'Febri Fest'

Saibinnichem orasao (Hymn, can be heard in the video in the end
soon after the procession/blessing)

Amche ganvchi askarinn tum
Soggleank amkam dovor samballun
Bhesanv ghal ge gorabear
Sonkoxttantlim sodanch nivar

Ch:
Livra Febres Saibinni
Ami tujim oskot bhurgim
Ghottai di ghe Maie amkam
Tujea dhiran samball sodam
Happy Feast to you all

Some pics
The Church
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk48/6741585213/in/photostream


the Feast Mass / Priests
Main Celebrant Fr. Denis Fernandes (Rector, Rachol Seminary),
Parish Priest Auxemio Monteiro, Fr. Joaquim Fernandes and Fr. Alfred Almeida
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inside Church
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Main Altar
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communion
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procession
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Our Lady of Livra Febres (ummao or veneration)
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Band
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AMFT
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Feri
Khorem . forem
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Chonne
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Khajem, doz, kaddyo-boddyo
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http://youtu.be/WCW3f4jlvxc?hd=1

Sunday, January 8, 2012

ABC beaches - Anjuna, Baga & Calangute

ABC beaches of north Goa

(All pics taken today 8.1.2012, between 4.45 - 6.30pm)
Calangute beach: The Queen of all the Goan beaches



A  helicopter over the beach
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Beach volleyball
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Lifeguard on guard
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Beach pineapples for sale hawkers


 beach crowd
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more and more descending
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Baga Beach
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shacks, beach beds and umbrellas
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 sunset  5.30pm
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Anjuna Beach:




Look, lovely sunset 6pm
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rocky part of the beach
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Uphill
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Lovely rocky pattern
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Can you see the moon
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it’s getting darker, thanks to moonlight
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bonus pics:
Candolim beach
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River Princess (status as on 8/1/2012)
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Grounded in June 2000, checked here how it looked like then.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGEQZ7Z7i2U

Sunburn festival ended on 29th Dec. 2011, today is 8th Jan. 2012
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Bliss Goa
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Video 3in1 (ABC beaches)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8or4M0Yc1tQ