Saturday, September 26, 2009

Festivals galore....

Its been a couple of months till my last post.... work at office has been keeping me quite busy n haven't had a chance to come back n update about my CSC Ghana experiences as I had mentioned in my previous post.... I'll definitely come back with those updates on another day...

Today, my wifey took me to my first Durga Puja Pandal... I have never been to one before n she wanted me to have the experience.... So, we went to a nearby Bengali Association's pandal, witnessed the pushpanjali and also had Bhog (food provided as offerings of God). It was a nice experience for me being a South Indian...

The first week of this month, we also celebrated Onam at home... we went to an Aiyappa temple nearby and also made some special Kerala dishes.... I did some experimentation with Payasam and it turned out nice but was more like a halwa than a payasam ;) But, overall it was a gud thing that we managed to do.... We couldn't make any Pookalam this time but next year we'll try that too...

Being a North-South couple, we have different cultures, traditions n also different festivals... so, my wifey n myself took a decision this year that we'll try to celebrate both our festivals as much as possible to continue our traditions...
So, we've got plenty of festivals to celebrate :D

Happy Dussehra to all you folks... and here is a picture of the Durga mata in the Pandal that we went today....