Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Ganesha has marked the beginning for all festivities to follow.

(Ganesha made by me on Ganesha Chaturthi with rice paste.)

(Rangoli in our building reception area)

Onam just passed by.(festival associated with flowers and colours)POOKALAMS -Rangoli with flowers is a sight to behold in all keralite households.

(Floral rangoli or pookalam made by my cousins)

Next in line is navratri,soon to be succeceeded by Diwali.
The dandiya raas,Durga puja ,bommai kolu and sarswati pooja all mean Navratri in different parts of India.One country and  various ways of celebrating the same festival.YES!It happens 'ONLY IN INDIA'

Images of Navaratri Golu or Hindu Gods idol arrangment for Dasara Festival

(Bommai kollu as part of dusshera celebration in South India)

(A merchant selling his wares)

(Dandiya raas)

(Durga puja in full form -Calcutta)

Beautiful sky lanterns made of colorful cloth for sale for the Diwali festival in India.

(Lanterns and colours that signify Deepawali)

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(lights,diyas,rangolis,flowers mark DEEPAWALI)

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(Sivakasi Fireworks-another feature of the festival of lights)

I know cleaning,arranging, rearranging,decorating and beautifying every nook and corner of your home has started in all the households.Brass artefacts polished.New torans for the  front door.
Rangolis,floral arrangements,candles and diyas all to give that extra special touch to your abode.
The pooja corner is the brightest, lit with the special silver lamps that come out of the lockers for the special occasion.

Ganesha altar

Festivals mean not only decorating our homes but also taking a peep into our wardrobes.Those gorgeous six yards have to come out of the closets.The traditional kaanjipurams,paithani,chanderi,maheshwari,tussars... vow am speechless..India has so much to offer.Not to forget  jewellery.Painstakingly bought and reserved for such occasions,women dress up from head to toe.How beautiful it looks!!A women adorning neckpieces,rings and earrings,nathni or the nosepin,anklet and toering...I know they need a seperate post..
(from my Saree collection)

Food finds a special mention here.Those mouthwatering sweets and savouries.

These are our childhood memories of a home filled with little girls,boys men and women dressed  in their best traditional attire,sweet aromas of food and flowers filling the air...

I know our generation also tries its level best to keep the traditions alive.Let their young ones also bathe in the beauty of these festivities and savour each and every moment .

So here is wishing you all a happy festival time.Enjoy every bit.keep blogging and posting and another thing....If you like what you find here in SAJAVAT,let me know your opinion.
Please do comment.I would love to hear from all of you.Share with me how you celebrated these festivals,(loaded with pictures) and I will post them on my blog.

(unless mentioned all images are sourced from the internet)

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