Thursday, March 12, 2009

Holi 2009

Holi Hai! Kolkata celebrates holi with gaiety.
Local stores displaying Holi merchandise with enthusiasts busy in bargain.

Pichkari for spraying colors – a deviation from traditional shape.

Few more:

Abeer - a perfumed colored powder:

Worship of Lord Satyanarayana for bringing the abundance and peace! A traditional stone (Shaligram Sila) symbolises the God.

The most important ritual of Satyanarayan Puja, Sinni, made of Wheat flour, milk, banana, Sugar/Jaggery, grated coconut, cardamom seeds, and kismis (dry grapes).

Homa, an important part of Satyanarayan puja:

Puja is over. Now ready for celebration with abeer, balloons, and colors.

It's play time.

Related blogs:

And finally, Rang Barse (Color rains) - A Sensational Bollywood Song That Reflects The True Holi Spirit.

Happy Holi!


Somnath Paul said...

Good Visual display of the day. Wish I was well enough to get out with my cam... By next year, I promise to have some other pics of Kolkata Holi. This year, I made it very general!
Nice post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks friend. It would be nice if you could have displayed some photos also.