Thursday, August 16, 2012

India - Land of Festivals

Incredible India

India's 66th Independence Day, on 15th August, 2012 is a holiday commemorating India's independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation. Just when we celebrated this wonderful day, simultaneously we were also getting prepared to celebrate in September the next festival 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.

Although, 'Ganesh' is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings. Hence, at any auspicious day, ceremony the first prayer is offered to Lord Ganesha.

Check out the pictures below of MY India, the colourful, incredible, land of festivals and history. I hope you like it.

Reflection of India's Tri-colour Flag in the side-view mirror 
An Auto-Rickshaw driver wearing the tri-colour band in his hand and proudly celebrating the Independence Day

An Auto-Rickshaw, the easy and  affordable means to roam about in the city! 

'Lord Ganpati' clay idols getting build up all over the city, for festival of  'Ganesh Chaturthi' in September.

Find all sizes of  Ganpati Idols, absolutely eco-friendly.

Others all colored and ready for possession on the streets.

Indian Streets are enchanting and colourful, always ready to celebrate.

tri-colour decorations on the buildings for the celebration of Independence Day.

And My glass-bangles too in tri-colour :)

9 comments:

  1. India is one I the countries I would like to visit. This post just reminded me of how much I want to see it! Thank you for sharing beautiful photos with us!

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  2. these photos of your india are wonderful!

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  3. Beautiful, colorful shots! I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!

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  4. Love that micro bus -- thank you for sharing at Rural Thursday this week. xo

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  5. Thank you, these are wonderful pictures! Happy Independence Day, a few days late. That rickshaw bus looks like something our cities here need! You are a good publicist for your country. =)

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  6. beautiful. post! Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  7. I've never been to India, but have experienced it through my cousin's husband, friends, books, films, and food. It is a warm, rich and colorful place in my mind. Blessings!

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  8. Such wonderful images full of life and colour.

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