Shubh Navratri!

(A particularly nice Durga Maa murti in Bengal. Looks to be in a pandal. From here.)

I had planned on doing decorating for this, but since I didn’t even know it was happening last year until it was almost over, here’s to actually celebrating! So far, it’s been simple – a place of honor for Lakshmi, Saraswati, and most importantly, Durga, plus lovely fruit and lots of flowers. This morning was quiet; I’ll be a little more focused this evening, hopefully. I am unexpectedly quite busy this week and next, so I have a feeling that the whole nine days will be very quiet in my house. I’m going to do what I can (but not beat myself up about it). One of these days, when I’m better prepared, I’ll hopefully be able to attend Dusshera, which I’ve only ever observed in films (but which I  know is celebrated by several local temples, complete with Ravana effigy-burning).

Interestingly enough, the Huffington Post posted an article about Navratri:

Navratri 2011

More interesting photos!

How are you celebrating, if you plan doing that this year?

 

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About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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13 Responses to Shubh Navratri!

  1. seejarajan says:

    nice.. great work..:)

  2. shivayatra7 says:

    Namaste and Shubh Navratri! I wish you a very happy, centered, joyous holiday. I’m celebrating with the traditional (at least for some parts of India) 3 nights of Durga puja, 3 nights of Lakshmi puja, and 3 nights of Saraswati puja. One thing you have to love about being a Hindu…we have the best festivals!
    Shanti
    Ricky

  3. Ambaa says:

    Sounds absolutely lovely!

  4. hi really interesting to read…i think you just done a great job..superb..keep it up….!!!!

  5. Happy Navratri… Enjoy…:)

  6. surya says:

    happy Durgashtamy all

  7. surya says:

    A beautiful mantra for DURGA, there is an english lyric running on the screen one can read.

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