A sehra for Crawford Mkt

October 7, 2008

flowersI haven’t been to Crawford Market in forever. Actually, I’ll have to check with my mother to find out if I’ve ever been at all (I’m acutely wary of implanted memories based on my mother’s stories of a time gone by). Today at lunch, Tan and I whizzed by two storefronts that were completely bedecked with flower wreaths (“All the better to drown you with, Sheranwali“) for Navratri, we presume. Ramzaan and Eid just finished, now it’s Navratri and Durga Puja and next up is Diwali. I LOVE being back. All this exuberant color is instant seratonin!
Oh and a sehra is the headpiece of flowers worn by the bridegroom when he’s up on his white mare, fetching his new bride with the baraat, unable to see a damn thing, at least in Punjabi 😉

BombayDeshme, myself & iPhotoTravel

5 Responses to “A sehra for Crawford Mkt”

  1. Aparita says:

    Love the colours. Now I miss India even more. Diwali time is the best – all that mithai. Yummy!

  2. Vincent says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  3. Kalyan says:

    we’d bought some dinner plates and stuff soon after I rented place. Not sure if it was before we got married. place reminded me of new market in Calcutta

  4. @chetthaker says:

    In all the years i’ve been to India I’ve never been there during any festivals. Diwali must be the most spectacular out of them all. Thanks for sharing – at least we can get glimpses of what it’s like.

  5. Kanupriya says:

    Wow! Lovely pic – very vibrant and colorful…reflecting true festivity 🙂

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