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Monday, October 22, 2012

Durga Puja 2012....... Sashti and Saptami

The five day Durga Puja Festival is the biggest and my most favorite time of the year. It is celebrated with a lot of pomp and glory..... Read more about my personal views on the festival here at Planet R















75 comments:

  1. That is blue-tiful!

    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading your comment on my blog.

    Happy Blue Monday, Ranu.

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  2. How colorful! My Blue Monday are here and here.

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  3. These are beautiful. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  4. Gorgeous display of colour and luxurious pattern. And obviously an important part of the life of many. Thank you so much for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thanks Lorik!!! Durga puja is the most important festival in the life of Bengalis.

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  5. Amazing how the same scene is so different, when depicted by different hands!! Really ornate work, and lovely captures!!

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  6. How wonderfully festive looking, and so colorful.

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  7. Beautiful details!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday (MoM).
    My MoM entry
    Have a great week ahead!

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  8. What wonderful photographs of Durga during this period of Navratri. I'm finishing up a five month visit to Jaipur - wanted to much to go to Baroda to see the dandiya dancing and festivities but too poor with purchasing my air ticket back to San Francisco. I did have a wonderful 68th birthday celebration here in Jaipur. Was in Mumbai for four months from Dec 2011 - Apr 2012. Hopefully, I'll return in 6 months after my first grandchild is born. I plan on studying Hindi while I'm home!!

    My MYM is at:
    http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2012/10/mellow-yellow-monday-196-indian-lady.html#links

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    1. Thanks for visiting me !!! Congrats and All the best for your first grandchild.

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  9. How very stunning all these photos are! Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful images. She must be a very important goddess on her lion mount, wielding all those weapons.

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    1. Thanks !!! Yes Pat she is the most imp deity for Bengalis!!! She comes home to her mother (earth) with her children and their pets every year for five days!!!

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  11. Beautiful wealth of colour and dramatic design! Love the large eyes on the figurine!

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    1. Thanks Gemma!!! She is supposed to be the most beautiful woman.

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  12. very colorful indeed. :) Thanks for joining NF Inspiring Photography.

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  13. What a gorgeous series of shots.

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  14. Very colourful and intriguing photos

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  15. amazing collections...very colorful!

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  16. Wow! Those are absolutely amazing!!

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  17. So colorful and amazing!! Terrific captures for the day! Thanks for sharing, Ranu!! Have a great week!

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  18. beautiful indeed. what a work of art. pity you didn't publish a close-up of Ganesha, I find him adorable. visiting from 'communal global' I'm your new follower number 88 (I think it's a lucky number, isn't it?) wishing you a happy Tuesday! xxo

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    1. Thanks Ana!!! I took pics of Ganesha during the Ganeshotsav. The link is here : http://mypinkcloud-ranu.blogspot.in/2012/09/ganpati-bappa-morya-mangalmurti-morya.html. Thank you for following me and Yes 88 is a good number.

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  19. What lovely, fascinating sights.

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  20. Those are so colorful and ostentatious! I wonder how long they finished making them!

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    1. Thanks!!! They take about three months to complete the whole set!!

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  21. Eye candy!

    Popped in from Rednesday ~

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  22. What splendor ! Thank you for sharing this increidble piece.
    Happy Thursday !

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  23. so beautifully ornate and colorful...I shall now google 'Durga' to learn more....thanx for these intriguing pix

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    1. Thanks Joanne. This is a piece I had written on Durga Puja..... my personal version of the festival and what it means to me hope this helps and you like it. The link is here : http://ranuchakraborty.blogspot.in/2008/09/abar-bochor-por-pujo-elo-ghure-asche.html

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  24. Oh my gosh -- so intricate, colorful, full of pattern -- a treat for the eyes!

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  25. Wow, I love all the details and the colous, just amazing.

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  26. Beautiful, Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing your wonderful blog at Thursday Favorite Things xo

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    1. Thanks Katherine!!! I enjoyed posting in the link up!!!

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  27. So much detail, so much to see.

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What did you think of the pic???? Critical evaluation is welcome...... Would give me great pleasure to hear from all you photography lovers.