Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Happy ! Dashera :)

The vacation is ON and days are running by me as if minutes or seconds but that can no way stopping me to have some great time out here on the festival season. To top that I am having a gala time with some wonderful home made foods and some favorite sweets. It’s time to meet some lost friend and relatives, they are all together once again to celebrate untold things, to catch the breath once again … it’s the togetherness that brought many memories re-fresh and above all the harmony of life. Not surprisingly, all of them are tied in a single thread called ... love. Every sweet shared with each other is now put forward as a token of blessing from the Maa, the goddess. They all know they are nothing without the blessings of Maa. And all these days are a good learning for most of them to identify the meanings of words like - 'respect', 'considerate', 'appreciate', patience, 'polite' and 'courteous'. It’s a bonding of so many known yet un-known people. How I wish to thank all of them and thank god more than once for helping me identifying so many things at a single place :)

For last few days it was kind of restless in the evening, though I wasn’t able to dedicate the required amount of time for photography but I still managed to click couple of pictures while roaming around different parts of this small town in Orissa. I wanted to share the pictures of some of the pandals, that is magnificently decorated and inside you will find the most amazing art work on the idol of Goddess Durga. So here you go with few of the pictures …

Also today is Maha Navami, an auspicious day and I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Dashera :). May god bless all of us!

13 comments:

Cuckoo said...

Visited so many pandals, eh ?

Happy Dashera to you too !!

Cuckoo

~ ॐ ~ said...

These are some real nice pictures !!!

I missed out visiting the Pandals in Delhi this time... next time may be :)

~vagabond~ said...

Wow...beautiful photos! Celebrating festivals in India is just something else...I miss the happy noise of entire families getting together over the holidays...it's just not the same when you celebrate it somewhere else. Happy Dashera to you too!

Solitaire said...

These are gorgeous!
Happy Dussera!

ANWESA said...

beautiful pics!!ru a native of Orissa? njoy ur hilodez..

Alok (आलोक) said...

cuckoo-ji thank you :)


Prashant, thanku. I am waiting for you dashera phooto shoooot to be posted on your blog :)

Alok (आलोक) said...

vagabond, thank you :) and truly celebrating festivals in India with family is something, I can't put it in words here, for me its one of the most wonderful gifted thing in the world.

Alok (आलोक) said...

solitaire, thanku so much :)


anwesa, thanku thanku :)
yes! mua ta khanti odiya :)

Vandita said...

wow such clear pics...
happy dusshera to u too :)

kartoos said...

nice pics:-)

Alok (आलोक) said...

Vandita, thanku :). I hope you too had a great time on dashera.

Kartoos thanku :)

Himanshu Sheth said...

The last phone is very nice especially the inclination from which it has been taken.I am sure that you are back with more interesting stories and photos for all of us :)

-Himanshu Sheth

Alok (आलोक) said...

Himanshu, even that's my fav pic but sadly due to the crowd around the clarity of the picture went for a toss :(