The big orange flood comes to Pune usually in the month of July after continued rains for a week or more. It always comes as a surprise and it is like a day of festivities for lovers of the rivers like Mumbiram.
Mumbiram had great curiosity about how the floods look at different points up and down the river. The Mula Mutha Sangam, the place where the two rivers meet each other, was one such place. As Mumbiram arrived there on this day, as we see in this painting, several enthusiastic groups of men and women playing Vajantri pipes and Tashe drums carrying pitchers of water with flowers and leaves, dancing, singing and throwing yellow bhandara and red gulal. What a surprise that was. It must have been already planned. It was the month of Shravan after all.