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From the 6th day of Navarathri, or Dashara, the festivities move into high gear. Everywhere, families have put up their "kolu" or "gombe", and women and children are busy visiting each others’ homes.

Here’s the display at Bhuvana’s home:


The various dolls and scenarios symbolize the universe that we live in, which is protected by the Mother Goddess, Durga, from evil in the form of MahishAsur.

Fancy rangolis decorate the doorways:


Welcoming visitors into the homes. It’s a festive,happy time for everyone….

Happy Dashara, or Bijoya, or whatever festivity you may celebrating now!

Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.