Tag: Hindu festival

Mumbai Diary

Did you see the moon last night ?

I was making my bed last night when I happened to see the moon . It looked like a silver disc in the still blue sky. And as the night went on , I found a beautiful calm staring at me Did you see the full moon last night ? The Coronavirus has kept the …

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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 …