In Pics: Bangalore Celebrates Gowri-Ganesha Habba

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Colourful flowers for sale for the festival
Many Bangaloreans celebrate Gowri Pooja one day before Ganesh Chaturthi. Here, idols of Gowri are on sale at a roadside stall.
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A touch of the Marathi mulgi in Gowri? Or is it just me?
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Winnows (locally called moras) are commonly gifted to married ladies on the occasion of Gowri-Ganesha pooja in Bangalore. These moras may be simple, heavily embellished, or filled with fruits, sweets and other goodies. Here, a roadside vendor sells moras and baskets and a lot of other stuff made of cane.
Neatly arranged mounds of haldi and kumkum in a pooja shop
Neatly arranged mounds of haldi and kumkum in a pooja shop
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Eco-friendly Ganeshas for sale at a stall. The number of these surely seems to have increased this year!
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Colourful Ganesha idols for sale at a shop
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A lady busy preparing garlands for the festival, at a pavement stall
And there comes Ganesha on a motorbike!
And there comes Ganesha on a motorbike!
Erukampoo (I don’t know what it is called in Kannada!) garlands for sale at a roadside shop
Banana plants, considered auspicious for any happy occasion, find pride of place in Ganesha pooja too. They are all over the markets at this time of the year.
Banana plants, considered auspicious for any happy occasion, find pride of place in Ganesha pooja too. They are all over the markets at this time of the year.
Vadamalli (bachelor's button flower) garlands for sale. Isn't that purple stunning?
Vadamalli (bachelor’s button flower) garlands for sale. Isn’t that purple stunning?
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19 thoughts on “In Pics: Bangalore Celebrates Gowri-Ganesha Habba

    1. @Vani

      These pics were taken at a number of places – HSR Layout, Madiwala market, Malleshwaram, Vidyaranyapura and a few others.

      You will find Ganesha idols at almost every market in town. Check out the one nearest to you?

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  1. Such beautiful pictures TGND, as always! I knew you would post something special and had been looking forward to your post 🙂 By the way, I have a question for you – do you get permission from the vendors before clicking their pictures? I find these pictures very interesting but am intimidating asking them if I can get a picture of them 🙂

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    1. @Greenboochi

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Yes, GB, usually the vendors that aware that I am clicking a picture. I normally ask for permission, unless I feel that it is going to spoil the picture, which happens very rarely. I used to find asking for permission rather intimidating too – then got over it.

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