Dasara at Home

Dasara (Navarathri) has just concluded and here is a small video of Dasara doll arrangements at house. More than Dasara it was known to us as ‘Gombe habba’ (ಗೊಂಬೆ ಹಬ್ಬ) back when we were kids. For all the ten days during the festival, 50 to 60% of our living room used to get occupied with the dolls. Below is a small video shot by my sister of this year’s festivities (since there is no narration, I’ve tried my level best to explain the arrangements below the video) – Top most step has ‘pattada gombe’ (ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ) – depicting the royal family of Mysore. Next two steps goes for the Gods […]

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Dasara is here…

Dasara festival (also called as Navaratri ), the state festival is here. After two years of gap, the ritual of arranging the dolls is back in our home. Here is a photo taken this evening while arranging the dolls. Well, its just a sneak-preview. More photos to follow soon. And here is another photo (an old post)

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Lagori

Last Sunday, I played Lagori again. I had been to a temple near Tumkur with family. I saw two guys (Udaya & Chandana) playing Lagori in the temple premises. I was tempted to join them. As an ice-breaker, clicked few of photos of them playing, showed them and asked whether I can join them. And next minute I was playing with them. I played with them for more than half an hour. I was back to my school days. After sometime, my sister came looking for me as it was lunch time. She stood at a distance watching me playing with the kids. After some 10 minutes she called me […]

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