Durga Puja has been a festival of intrigue and great happiness. The pomp, the revelry. The gathering. And ofcourse, art and culture. All are on display here ! Check out last year !
At Powai there is this wonderful recreation of the 'Sun Temple' atKonark ! Here are some pictures ! All structures here are made out of Plaster, thermocol and wood. And to be dismantled in a weeks time !
Yesterday, there was 'Anondamela'. Where people sold stuff that made at home. ( stuff as in 'food')!
For a southerner like me, to see chicken Kababs and Fish fry sold in the same venue where there is a 'puja' on, to put it mildly, is strange. But then, when they are sold and they look delicious, they are to be had ! You bet they were delicious.
By the time we reached, there was gathering on stage. And was this mention by a gent ( i don't know who he was ) about the Times of India carrying a bigger photograph of the Powai puja, than the one atLokhandwala.
I wonder why that should matter. About being better thanLokhandwala ! Or about... TOI....But quite a lot of people were happy. And they all clapped. Sure there must be reason.
They have an interesting array of programs on the menu over the next few days ! Do catch a glimpse !
While the pictures speak for themselves on what you probably will find there, i can tell you, the festive air and the spirit of the Pujo are to be experienced to be believed !
This article was originally posted by Kavi at http://kavismusings.blogspot.com/2009/09/powai-durgotsav-09.html