Tag: Hindu festival

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Have you ever seen a Kite fight? #SkywatchFriday

Have you ever seen a kite fight? Mumbai’s skies, earlier this week saw many kite fights.   On the 15th we celebrated the festival of Sankranthi, a day which marks the beginning of the northward movement of the sun. This is one of the few Hindu festivals determined by the Solar calendar rather than the …

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Great Balls of Sweetness #WordlessWednesday

I was amazed at the size of these boondi laddoos hanging from a street shop

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Farewell Ganesha #ThursdayTreeLove

A tree lined road that has seen a million Ganeshas passby as the people bit farewell to Lord Ganesha

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Goodbye Lord Ganesh #WordlessWednesday

Last night after dinner we heard the drums beating frenziedly downstairs. So we rushed out to the balcony and saw a sea of orange-clad devotees saying goodbye to Lord Ganesh in a raucous procession. While the festival is for ten days, many households keep him only for one and a half days. (Since we have …

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Flowers for Ganesha #WordlessWednesday

There is an air of festive activity in Mumbai . Whether it is a private celebration at home or a community celebration, hectic preparations are afoot to receive Ganesha. Especially in the flower markets that are filled with flowers for Ganesha. Thankfully, the rain gods are giving us a breather. And the flower markets are …

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What’s the big deal about Shravan?

Image via WikipediaThe Holy month of Shravan Shravan or Sawan is the 5th month of the Hindu calendar. This may sound strange to those who are familiar with just the one calendar- the Gregorian beginning with January and ending with December. But there are other calendars as well : the Hindu one, the Muslim one, …