Whoa….a whole Navami night of puja pandal hopping and loads of fun around Mumbai ,then returning in the wee hours of Dashami and it just dawned on me that a week of festivites just got over and I didn’t even feel it (just like evry year)….but the gloom of D-Day was somewhat neutralised when this beautiful sunrise greeted me like a mischievous toddler peeking from the side-wall with an innocent gleam in his eyes….. 🙂
As per Hindu tradition, Dusshera or Dassera is supposed to be the last day of Navratri and an extremely auspicious day with a belief that any new venture started on this day will bring success. Infact all the shops and house entrances are decked up with garlands made of marigold and mango leves and called “Toran”. Every machinery,vehicle,books,weapons/tools or objects in the daily usage are worshipped. Clicked this pic of Dad worshipping the Ganesha idol in our car 🙂
Even though my eyes are burning with sleeplessness, the enthusiasm to catch up with each and every ritual on the last day surpasses it all….just like last year this is the picture when Shipra kakima was mixing the ingredients for Dadhikarma – a delightful concoction of khoi, murki, chiNre (varieties of puffed rice) curd and bananas. Yummmyyyy….
Before the darpan could be immersed in the water for the “Darpan Visarjan” , I sneakily clicked this reflection of Maa Durga. Personally, I felt the haziness of the reflection lent a different character to the pic…needless to say, loved it 🙂