Sunday, January 15, 2012

Makara Sankranti

Today is Makara Sankranti, a festival connected with the sun, which is observed with gusto all over India. Here, in Karnataka, women and girls go from house to house destributing sesame seeds, jaggery and copra, and pieces of sugarcane, and wishing luck and prosperity for their friends. In the evening, a great bonfire is built around which people gather to great each other and have a good time. Nowadays, bonfires are built only in villages.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous year ahead.
I am linking this to Shadow shot Sunday and Today's Flowers.

16 comments:

  1. Happy Makar Sankranti! The bromeliads you'd given me have bloomed and I've posted the pictures. Your photo is lovely!

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  2. This event sounds like a beautiful idea! And a great opportunity for an unusual shadow capture!

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  3. nice to hear of your culture and great shot

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  4. So pretty!

    Come find out the origin of my shadow last week.

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  5. very interesting tradition. and what a lovely entry. never seen one before today.

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  6. A wonderful image, thank you for sharing. I would also like to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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  7. A Happy New Year to you as well...and thanks for sharing the beauty of your country with all of us around the world.

    WHEN YOU SEE THE SHADOWS DANCE

    When you see the shadows dance,
    Be it Mexico or France,
    You may join the shadow fun,
    Dancing till the day is done!


    © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Choices

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  8. cool looking flower and the festival sounds good too. We could use more of that type of thing around here.

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  9. A Happy New Year to you and your family Lotusleaf!

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  11. I missed this flowers, and just saw it. What is this beautiful flower?

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