Flower arranging with the girls in Hyderabad…

Bathukamma is widely celebrated by the Hindu women of Hyderabad and the surrounding Telangana region of India where elaborate floral displays topped by a pumpkin flower (Bathukamma) are worshipped as the embodiment of the goddess Gauri, the goddess of womanhood.

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Picture: Bathukamma by kamar827, on Flickr

Nine nights of music and dancing…

Navratri (literally meaning “nine nights”) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals and one which symbolises the triumph of good over evil and in which God is adored as Mother. It is actually held several times a year with the most important being around harvest time. 

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Picture: Dance by MJField, on Flickr

Go shopping with mum!

Navratri (literally meaning “nine nights”) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals. It is said that Lord Shiva gave permission to Durga to see her mother for nine days in the year and this festival remembers her visit.  Navaratri is traditionally considered a very good time for starting new ventures, among other things, and going shopping for new clothes…

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Picture: Navrati Dance by MJField

October 8th to 16th 2010 Navrati
Navratri (literally meaning “nine nights”) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals and one which symbolises the triumph of good over evil and in which God is adored as Mother. It is actually held several times a year with the most important being around harvest time. As the name implies, this festival is celebrated for nine days. Read full post on Navrati