Ganesh Chaturthi 2017

Shri Ganesh Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Shri Ganesh
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Home made delicacies for Bappa Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Home made delicacies for Bappa
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

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Sai Durbaar

Shirdi Sai Baba used to encourage local artistic talent during His stay at Shirdi. Along with Hari Bhajan and Kirtan there used be dance and singing performances by the local artists and this was much enjoyed by Baba.

In keeping with the same spirit the Sai Temple at Livonia, Michigan organizes ‘Sai Durbaar’ on the third Sunday of every month during which there are live performances by budding artists and artistic groups. These performance are not only entertaining and help in boosting confidence in the young but also helpful in keeping the Indian cultural fabric vibrant. Ironically and unfortunately this very fabric is fast fraying and losing it’s vivaciousness in India.

The photo essay below tries to capture the spirit of the surmayee and entertaining evening which we attended on 19th Feb 2017.

Tabla Vadak Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Tabla Vadak
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Violinist Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Violinist
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Vocalists Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Vocalists
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Taal by Tabla Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Taal by Tabla
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Music teacher, also the Mother Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Music teacher, also the Mother
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Rasik enjoying the performance Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Rasik enjoying the performance
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Sai Ram Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Sai Ram
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Two Festivals

This year Ganesh Chaturthi was on September 17th. My family celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi every year in Goa in our ancestral house. Its a shame I was not able to attend Chaturthi in Goa. Nevertheless, Kshama made Bappa’s favourtie Modak. The first delicious photograph is of the mouth-watering Modaks.

Halloween is observed on October 31st and presently the sale of Halloween costumes and goodies (or should I say “badies”) is in full swing. Samarth was prompt enough to pick up the pumpkins as soon as he saw them and Kshama turned them into the Jack-O’-Lanterns. Second photograph is of the jack-o’-lantern family.

Modak Rebel T3, Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Modak
Rebel T3, Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Jack-O-Lanterns Rebel T3, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Jack-O’-Lanterns
Rebel T3, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM