We celebrate many different festivals in India but Navratri time is my favourite. Especially after coming to Bangalore, we got to witness different ways of celebrating a festival. Here are few snapshots of all the fun, excitement and joy of last 10 days-
First Day of Navratri with the blessings of Maa-
Kolu/Golu – Came to know about it for the first time after coming to Bangalore. We never heard of this way of celebrating ten days of Navratri. Some of our Tamilian friends invited us to see this and for haldi kumkum.
My cute students performed on different festive songs during the celebrations. Here is a glimpse of one of the group.
Durga maa came on 5th day of Navratri to bless us all
Dandiya nite fun with Family and friends
Ramleela by residents and my younger one as Saraswati (In white saree)
My elder one performed on an Indo contemporary dance on the theme of ‘Female warriors of india.’
Experienced different cultures and different ways of celebrating durga puja. A glimpse of sindoor khela- A celebration on last day just before immersion of maa durga. It is celebrated by all married women in which they apply Sindoor to durga maa and then they smear one another with sindur and pray for long and happy married lives. For more information and beautiful pictures of Sindoor khela – See this.
Dusshera celebration – 35 feet Raavan effigy made by residents as we don’t get to witness Raavan dehan in Bangalore.
I love festivals and all the celebrations related to it. So, this is the glimpse of all the fun and excitement of last ten days. 🙂 Read about mythological reference of Durga pooja here and all the excitement around the festival here .
This post is for Day 12 of UBC and Daily Chatter
October 12, 2016 at 11:11 pm
Lobed the glimpse of the fun you had during Navaratri. Such a blessed feeling it is to celebrate with family and friends
October 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm
Agree Amrita..it is all about love and happiness when we are around our loved ones…Thanks for stopping by 🙂
October 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Festivals are always meant for fun, laughter, and food. Enjoyed reading your Nvaratri post. Beautiful photos.
October 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm
Thanks Vasantha ..glad you like it 🙂
October 13, 2016 at 11:21 pm
Looks like you had a nice celebration! Loved the pictures 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 12:02 am
Yes Reema..I guess pictures shows all the fun times we had ..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 10:33 am
I always want to go and photography the Sindhoor Khela but miss it. My sister has moved to bangalore recently – wish I had known your colony had a ravan, she was bemoaning the fact that her child is so oblivious to all this as its not celebrated here.
BTW Is Ravana worshipped in Bangalore/Karnataka?
October 14, 2016 at 11:10 am
We don’t get to see it in Bangalore and want to show it to kids the way we used to celebrate. Our society had tallest ravan in Bangalore this year. I stay in Whitefield. I will DM you my contact to share with your sister. I am not sure if they worship raavan here. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm
Shalini – Please come to Kolkata for a photoshoot for a sindoorkhela you will get umpteen opportunity. Thanks Deepa for tagging me
October 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm
Thanks Anindya for stopping by 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm
pics are awesome … and you look so elegant & beautiful 🙂 must say you had lots of fun 🙂
October 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm
Thanks a lot Bushra 🙂