Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Festive sights

An impromtpu visit to Bangalore during the Dussehra (Dasara) festival period resulted in some interesting photo opportunities for Anant.

A walk through Gandhi Bazaar, a local market in Bangalore, is a feast for the senses. Multi-hued flowers in straw baskets, garlands, banana leaves to adorn vehicles, ash gourds...the dolls that are used to decorate the traditional kolu or doll display that many households feature during this festival.

Flowers at Gandhi Bazaar market
A Chetiyar doll, usually a shopkeeper in the doll display
Vivid colours of the dolls in a shop waiting to be picked up by customers to adorn their kolu
A kolu at a relative's house.