Navratri has always been one of my favourite festivals. As kids we waited for this festival and visited near by bombe mane(doll arranged at houses) in groups. As my mom is a working lady we never arranged dolls at home and I really missed it. Later during college days, got busy with studies. Only after moving to Dubai that I got in touch with our culture again. Most of my south Indian friends in Dubai had the tradition of celebrating Navratri with dolls. Then my mom got me a pair of Pattad Bombe(couple doll) from Mysore Bombe Mane, and for the first time we arranged dolls at home few years back.
Today is the 3rd day of Navratri, and here are few of the pics of our Navratri Bombe arrangement.
|Ladies performing Tulsi pooja, my first festival set dolls|
|Shivaji Maharaj's Fort|
|A village scene|
|Forest scene with lake|
|The hare and the tortoise story scene|