Navratri Rangoli – 9

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Ninth Rangoli for Goddess Chamundeshwari…

May the Goddess be pleased and bless us all.

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Navratri Rangoli – 7

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Another simple, round Rangoli for Goddess Durga…

Planning to post nine Rangolis for Navratri this time…

Navratri is celebrated over nine days in India, usually in the month of October (Nav in Sankrit means nine).

Goddess Bhavani or Shakti is worshippeded in different forms on each of these days and the tenth day is celebrated as VijayaDashami, the day good triumphed over evil (In Sanskrit, Vijaya means victory and Dashami means tenth day).

May the Goddess bless everybody with all good things!

Navratri Rangoli – 3

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Sri Chakra Rangoli for Durgashtami.

This is a powerful Rangoli, and meditating on this is incredibly good and unleashes latent energies for everybody – in a good way.

May Maa Durga bless one and all with Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Good fortune.

Navratri Rangoli – 1

Nostalgia

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This time of the year is when I get nostalgic and long for the Dasara festivities that were so much a part of my childhood.

Come October and my hometown Mysore is decked up with millions of lights to celebrate the world-famous Dasara – a ten-day festival culminating in the Dasara Procession/Parade.

The Parade starts from the historic Mysore Palace, one of the most visited places in India, and goes all the way through the heart of the majestic city.

Check out this picture taken from a drone camera – looks like a necklace – but it is the Mysore palace in full glory during Dasara…..

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Oh how we used to look forward to those ten days when we were kids!

May the splendour of Mysore and Dasara grow and grow with every year – giving hope and joy to millions of people.

Presenting this Rangoli to Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills, Mysore.

It’s Holi day…

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Holi hai!

The word Holi itself brings to my mind all things it is associated with.

The heat of the summer month of March – during which Holi is celebrated – the sweltering heat that makes you want to go stay immersed in cool waters all through the day…  It is said that on the Holi festival the heat is maximum because this is when Lord Shiva opened his third-eye to burn Manmatha (who disturbed his meditation) to ashes.

The never-too-below-the-surface Festive spirit of the Indian population…

The endless riot of colors – in several different forms – all over the vast country – whether in the Holi colors, the greenery in nature, the myriad hues on display out on the streets or in the vivid, wonderful, elaborate Holi Rangolis…

While it may be argued that the Indian mind does not need a lot to celebrate, IT’S HOLI!!! It’s Celebration itself! The rejoicing is ultimate…

So, sing Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday…

Thank you Boney M.