Durga Puja 2014 at home

DSCN8829.1Work on 24/09/2014… day after Mahalaya. Draped a new saree bought a few years ago. Certain fixed deposit invested by mom in 1994 was retrieved after much effort. The sum was spent buying a few sarees and dress materials. I had sent the clothes length to someone so she could pick and choose and send the rest back- none returned. Shopped in summers of 2009, worn in fall of 2014. Sambalpuri and red! I love wearing these.

DSCN8853 30/10/2014- Shashti Puja at my home.

DSCN8854Plates of adornment.

DSCN8855.3Scented indulgence- garlands, floral offering, petals floating in clarified butter lit earthen lamp, lit camphor, lit scented stick, sandal powder, saffron, vermilion, turmeric, rice and beetal nut.

DSCN8855.4Puja Platter- A bowl of payasam and a glass of water to wash it down with. It’s upon me to keep them well fed!

DSCN8856.1The lights in action! Camphor, lamp and burning incense. Add to the drama the fragrance of sandalwood and flowers.

DSCN8869Selfie for the day- sans any makeup. Red again… another new dress as per the custom.


About Olivia

Corporate worker, textile designer, writer.
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