Indian festivals,  My life in India

Photo walk in Navi Mumbai, marigolds and happy Dussehra!

Yesterday after a long break I had a wonderful photo walk, accompanied by my three little piggies partners in crime (kids!) and my husband – thanks for his tolerance as this is not exactly what he likes to do.

Anyway, we walked just a few blocks along one of the streets in Vashi, Navi Mumbai,  spotting bright orange marigolds everywhere – the city was full of blooms! Marigolds were sold in unimaginable quantities the day before, so yesterday everyone could use it for religious rituals and decorating their homes, vehicles, shops and  work places.

The occasion was Dussehra, or Vijayadashami – the tenth day of the Navratri festival, celebrating the final victory of Durga over Mahishasur, an evil demon. So, this is the result of our photo hunt (see below). What I like about the streets in India is that they are extremely spectacular – there is always something interesting to observe: a family of 5 on one bike, an elephant decorated with garlands, a beggar child playing games on his mobile phone(!), and so on, and so on. It kind of compensates for the lack of places to visit here – it’s been an eternity since I’ve been to the theater, or an art-gallery, or photo exhibition. But well,  let’s go back to marigolds and Dussehra:)  Enjoy!

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