Saturday, 11 October 2008

Saraswathi pooja celebrations

It's festival season across India , its the time of the year when you find it a nightmare to step into one of those popular shopping places , its time for sweets sweets and more sweets, its time to refurbish your wardrobe with party wears and ethnic wears to enjoy the festive season in style .. This is one season I love the most for it involves meeting a lot of friends and relatives and ofcourse retail therapy!!!

One of the main festivals celebrated down south in Tamil Nadu is Saraswathi Pooja/ Vijayadasmi , its the festival to thank goddess saraswathi for the knowledge and wealth you ve been blessed with . It's one day when parents ask their kids not to study as the books are kept for pooja , I loved this day as a kid ;)

All things used in day to day life are given a break from their regular routine , they are cleaned and decorated with flowers , sandal wood paste and kum kum (this is specially done for the vehicles)


Arv said...

glad you had fun... I missed it this time around :)

Vasanthan said...

i have been missing it for the past 4 years due to circumstances.
i am sure mom would have done something in Singapore.

very nice kolam, was it your work or mom's? do u know how to draw a kolam? since young i would love to see it being drawn and slowly taking shape.

Vasanthan said...

nice turquoise colored traditional dress. that's my favorite color.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you! I hope you get to celebrate the other festivals :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much! I hope you get to celebrate the forthcoming festivals.. My grandmom did it, I know jus one big kolam :)

tulipspeaks said...

my fav thing concerning navarathiri will be the foods!! hehehe..


Shalini Gowrisankar said...


True, one of my favourites as well . As a kid I attend gollu s jus' for the different varities of sundals :)