Makar Sankranti

Friends, 14th January is a very special day for Indians. While whole of India celebrate it as ‘makar sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated under many names across India.Punjabis celebrate it as Lohri, in the night of 13th January. They light bonfire and dance ‘gidda’ and ‘bhangra’ around it and savour sweets like rewari, laddus andContinue reading “Makar Sankranti”

Let there be light!

Hello friends, I wish you all a very happy Diwali, the festival of lights. On this day, all the homes are cleaned and decorated with rangolis , diyas(earthen lamp), colourful lights. We celebrate the day to welcome the arrival of Lord Rama and Mother Sita , to their Kingdom Ayodhya along with their entourage, afterContinue reading “Let there be light!”

The Trivia of Celebration

Hello friends, yesterday we returned back to Kolkata from our trip to Bhagalpur, Bihar. We had a blast of a time during the Durga Puja festivities there, along with our relatives from my husband’s side. The great thing was that we were able to seek our mother in law’s blessings along with the mother Goddess.Continue reading “The Trivia of Celebration”

Mahalaya, the arrival of festive season.

Friends, wish you all a very happy Mahalaya. To those whom are uninitiated to this festive day, in India. Particularly in Bengal, this day marks the arrival of Goddess Durga, from Kailasha to this earth for 10 days, which is said to be her parental home(she is believed to be the daughter of Himalaya!).She isContinue reading “Mahalaya, the arrival of festive season.”

Holi – The Festival of Spring

Hello friends, if we call India, the country of festivals, than it wouldn’t be very far from the truth. Spanning from North to South, East to West, we celebrate so many festivals that we just can’t finish it by counting on our fingers. These bevy of festival may be religious, national, social or local inContinue reading “Holi – The Festival of Spring”

Basant Panchami : Harbinger Of Spring

Cover Art by my daughter of Goddess Saraswati Today is Basant Panchami, a very auspicious day for the Hindus as it marks the advent of spring, after a long, dry and dreary winter. The barren trees starts rejuvenating itself with new leaves, buds and flowers. In India specially in Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa theContinue reading “Basant Panchami : Harbinger Of Spring”

Happy Festive Season!

Friends, wish you all a  merry Christmas. I fervently pray to God to usher us to a very happy new year. In which all our aspirations and hopes are met with logical conclusions.There should be no room for despondency, just bannish it out from our systems as vehemently as we could. Spruce up ourselves toContinue reading “Happy Festive Season!”

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