Ekti Pujo Prem !!


Grandpa : dadubhai will you take me to the pandal for once please.

He went to the pandal in wheel chair ! An old lady came and stood beside him draped in a beautiful red-White saree with a big red bindi but wrinkled skin..

Grandpa and the lady looked into eachother’s eye and chanted the pushpanjali verses!

Even after 60 years she is his Durga inspite of knowing he is not Shiv and both kept the promise of “giving pushpanjali together every year since they were kids”……

A love story by me dedicated to all lovers across the world ! Some love never dies !

P.S.. Durga and Shiv are Worshipped as God by Hindus. And they are considered to be husband and wife . Pushpanjali is a ritual of offering flowers to God during celebration..

P.P.S.. Durga Puja is one of the most famous festival of India which mainly takes place in the city of Kolkata.. Though it is nowadays celebrated in every corner of the world with pomp and glory ..

 

Celebrate the lights !!


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The entire year most of us wait for Diwali ( a festival of lights celebrated in India ). It is during this time when entire India becomes even more gorgeous with millions of lights and crackers in each corner. So today I am sharing some pictures of Diwali clicked by me this year.

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The above pictures are of sky lanterns which I simply loved as this is the first year I was lighting a sky lantern.

P.S it is just wonderful, if possible you can try lighting one..

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Two little diyas for you all 🙂 lets light up our lives and remove all darkness. Lets celebrate happiness. Enjoy 🙂

Festival of lights..


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This picture was clicked by me long back but I didnt post it before because I was waiting for DIWALI (the festival of lights)…
I know many of my co-bloggers does not know what is Diwali, so just want to tell you that Diwali is another type of festival which is also known as festival of lights as entire India gets beautified with lights and decorations and light of firecrackers.. This festival makes India look like a princess with a glittering crown..

So I wish all my friends and family members who are reading this blog “A VERY VERY HAPPY DIWALI”…

P.S… I simply love all types of candles because everytime I look at a candle it shows me “how we can burn ourselves just to bring light in the life of others”..

P.P.S This is my 100th post.. Thank you all for the inspiration and support..

Goddess of POWER – Indian culture


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India is always busy with festivals and celebrations. The entire year India celebrates some festival or the other throughout each corner of the country. But one of the most famous and awaited festival is Durga Puja, which is mainly celebrated in the state of West Bengal.

The above picture is of Goddess Durga who is worshiped as the Goddess of POWER by Hindus. In the ancient history of India it is believed that when all Gods failed to finish the evil power named Mahishasur (demon) then it was Goddess Durga who killed him. Basically Durga puja is the festival of worshiping WOMEN POWER. You all can see that she is depicted with 10 hands, it is so because it is said that all Gods gave their most powerful weapon to Durga to finish the evil and bring peace, prosperity all over. Durga sits on a lion who is considered to be her vehicle rather its better to say the lion carries her and helps her to fight the evil.

During the month of September- October usually Durga puja takes place when it is believed that Durga comes to her father’s home with her four kids ( LAKSHMI -daughter, SARASWATI- daughter, Ganesh- son, Kartik- son) for vacation. During this phase for 5 days people across India wears new clothes, indulge themselves in yummy foods , pandal hopping and lots more fun.

I being an Indian wanted to share with you all a very little yet colourful portion of Indian culture and custom.. Hope you all liked reading..