October 16th, 2010

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Navarathri...

It's probably difficult for people from other cultures to think of a festival that goes on for ten days...but that's Navarathri (literally, nine nights.) Today is the ninth day, which is dedicated to Saraswathi, the goddess of learning, and is also Ayudha pujA day, where the implements and gadgets of everyday use are worshipped.

Here's the traditional doll display in a friend's home:

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Let me end at the beginning, with an asakiyume picture of the sunrise as we left home early in the morning (the unit in Hosur is about 50 km from our home.)


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