basant panchami 2011

Day 24 ‪#‎100sareepact‬ A lovely mango yellow cotton chanderi, this saree belongs to my mother in law Radha Rawal. The next few posts are going to be about rituals and ceremonies at which sarees are normally worn all across India. I’ve posted shots of Onam, weddings and Diwali before. Here’s another….
I wore this yellow for a basant panchami pooja in 2011. It is the day that ushers in spring in the Hindu calendar. That year, a large-scale event was organised on my the terrace of my then music teacher’s home along with a small music program where a number of us sang. Since this is also the day Bengalis perform the Saraswati Puja, my guru asked us to also formally introduce little Aadyaa (not yet three) to the alphabet in a formal ceremony performed by the priest. That’s why we are both in the traditional yellow and all decked up.

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