Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Festive Fashion




Durga pooja (worshiping of mother Durga, a Hindu mythological devi and diva) is the biggest festival of Hindu-Bengalies and it was celebrated few weeks ago. In Kolkata, India it is celebrated extravagantly every year around this time. I am "spiritual but NOT religious" and for me, it's a festival of color, friendship, good food and of course, fashion! Every year during this time I just feel so home-sick and miss my friends & family back home. This year we went to a Hindu temple, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Nj to celebrate and of-course, I wore a saree. Here are few pictures of that day for you guys.







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Enjoy few pictures of Durga Pooja, right from Kolkata (Courtesy Aniruddha Dutta, my friend, an amazing amateur photographer http://www.flickr.com/photos/tropical_illusion/)









It might seem very excessive to some - the amount of hard work and funds that goes into these magical decorations, making of idols, exuberant light and sound shows. However, I can assure you, none of you have experienced something quite like it unless you have been to Kolkata during this time. I find it very unfortunate that all these huge mementos of innovative and unique designs and artistic masterpieces are there to stay for only 4-5 days each year. It is needless to say the arrangements take weeks to months. Religious or not, if you fancy overdose of innovative art- trendy Indian fashion- great foods and endless entertainment, I would highly recommend visiting Kolkata, India during Durga Pooja.


I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Please share pictures of your special festivities with us.
All the best to all of us.
XOXO



13 comments:

  1. Your saree is so beautiful!
    love it!
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  2. Gorgeous dress! Love the jewelry too :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing. You look beautiful!

    Xo
    Jennifer | My Scrambled Style.nl

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  4. you look beautiful and your saree too!

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous in the saree!!
    The photos are beautiful!!!

    A very happy diwali to you too!!

    Love
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  7. the saree is so pretty, everything is so colorful.. xoxo
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  8. so cuuuteee :)

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  9. This looks so amazing and full of spirituality :) You look beautiful in your saree :) Hope you enjoyed the festivities ;)
    xx Eve.h

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  10. Nice, beautiful dress.
    Greetings friend..

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  11. This time saree appearance is better than the previous time. I am impressed. we are an online ethnic wear store from Indian serving across the world. One can buy saree online from our website.

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  12. Really nice saree, indian sarees are really very popular nowadays in western countries also, it looks fab in such occasions.

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