Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy New year 2066

Kathmandu celebrated high and happy for the New Year 2066.

Bikas hanging with Ori.

In the tattoo shop, drinking with the boys.

Akash and Saunil say hello.

French connection

French connection getting inked. An Om in a lotus and a butterfly.


After Goa, and a little time by Gokarna for Shivaratri, Grasshopper takes the road back up North. The new shop sets up in Bhagsu, the hippie village in the hills next to Mc Leod Gang, home to the Dalai Lama.

Tattoo sign.

A peace tattoo.

Tattoo stuff.

Bikash and Manue in front of the jewerly collection.

Flying high

Thanks to Andy from Arambol Hammacks, Bikas goes flying in the sky. High in the blue, high as a bird.

For the best hammacks in Goa, don't forget to stop by Arambol hammacks, you won't regret it.

Tripping in Goa

Here is Manue and Bikas all dressed up for a Hindi movie set. It was a beautiful day under the sun.

In the jungle, behind Arambol, there is the Banyan tree. Hippies, babas and Russians come and hang out.
Come under the tree and have a chillum, if you dare.

Goa tattoos


In Goa, Bikas does his first glow in the dark paintings.

In Goa, Bikas does his first glow in the dark paintings.

Goa times

Grasshopper sets up shop in Goa for the season.
Welcome to sunsets and coconut land.

Doctor Bikas hanging out in Mapsa.

Arambol sunsets playing music with the freaks.

beautiful Shiva carved in Anjuna beach.

om nama shiva

"Vande Deva Umaa Pathim Suragurum
Vande Jagat Kaaranam
Vande Pannaga Bhooshanam Mruga Dharam
Vande Pashoonam Pathim
Vande Soorya Shashanka Vahni Nayanam
Vande Mukunda Priyam
Vande Bhakta Jana Ashrayam Cha Varadam
Vande Shiva Shankaram"

Meaning: Lord Shiva is the consort of Uma (Parvati). Shiva is the divine Guru, the source of the universe. Lord Shiva is decked with snake and wears tiger skin. He is the Lord of all creatures. The three eyes of the lord represent the Sun, Moon and Fire. Shiva is near to Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva protects all of his devotees. He is the benefactor of boons. We surrender ourselves again and again to Lord Shiva.