Sindukhela 2020- Saree and Indian Culture's Utopia
Sindurkhela - the most inevitable ritual that follow just after the Dashami Puja happens in any place where the devotees offer prayers to Goddess Durga. That is the final day of Durga's stay on the earth land - however, to mark the celebration and to bid mother with a fair smile and glee on our faces - the women indulge in playing with Sindur. It is basically the married women who gets along with the tradition but even unmarried women these days observe or love to play with the colors used during Holi.
The attraction of the ritual is so much that it is hard to resist. The color, the pomp, the culture, the cuisines served, the nostalgia - the way people sync up and forget their differences and color up the person in front using Sindur (vermilion) is really magnetic.
Trust me, amidst this COVID19 nothing have hampered the culture and nostalgia associated with Sindurkhela. And the most important thing - with Sindurkhela comes the unlimited fashion options for the women. Have you ever noticed the accessories the women wear at that time - the big "Naath" or the kaan pashas or may be those "Saat Lohoris" or simply a jura with juinphool (big hair bun with jasmine flowers).
You imply cannot ignore your roots. Wherever you might be located and celebrating Durga Puja - the concoction or the format or the time may be different - but the style of celebration, the splendor is never mismatched.
This year at Austin we tried to do things mostly indoor, but the fun and the glory associated with Durga Puja during the earlier years was no less in 2020 as well. So here today I bring you some of the very scintillating and ravishing picture of my dear patron and friends who made this Sindurkhela 2020 popular by correctly exhibiting the Indian saree fashion - are you ready to take a ride with me? - Definitely you're.
The Old Normal Days
The old normal days, to be precise even in the year 2018 if I remember correctly I came up with a blog here that explained the ritual and its pomp and glory - I was going through it and then I felt why not tell you feel that the glory has not been faded its the same just in a limited crowd, shunning something great but we can do without to match up the legacy like we used to do in old normal days.
Me and My Patrons
The trend has been kept alive this year as well with our rituals and amazing timing. Wanna have a look at the coolest picture?
The Mandatory Group Photo
The Puja wont be complete if we do not put our group photos and show case what the trend when it comes to Indian Saree fashion - And I think most of you will agree with me?
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Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.
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