11 Nov The girls go around it in a circle, holding each other’s hands and singing the Bhondla songs. All the Bhondla songs are traditional songs. 29 Apr The girls go around this arrangement in a circle, holding each other’s hands and singing the Bhondla songs. All the Bhondla songs are. 29 Sep For Bhondla, a picture of an elephant is drawn on a paat or a flat a circle around this wooden seat and sing the traditional Bhondla songs.

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I just found an entire set of sites that show up with lyrics to our traditional bhlndla bhondla songs There are mass celebratory folk dances or garbas held on all the days of Navratri.

An almost forgotten tradition…Bhondla – The Reflections

In a way it’s a thanks giving ritual to the nature which blesses mankind with prosperity. Thanks for the illulimating post on the origins, past and present of this very colourful and ‘moving’ festival.

Joy Wednesday, October 01, 2: The first thought that came to mind when I came to your site this morning was, “What beautiful colors. I wonder, are the songs that were song when you were a little girl, the same ones that they sing today?

Come, be a part of Bhondla!

These rangoli designs are simple, easy and doesn’t take much time to draw. The celebration sounds lovely, but the reality that it is only 9 days bhondka year is sad this coming from my limited understanding of life in your country, please forgive my perceptions. Diwali Celebrations Diwali was celebrated with great pomp and grandeur at Shreevatsa. It was so interesting to know that some of the songs have connections northwards. Leave A Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Dashera Celebration Dashera festival was celebrated on 11 th October.

The enthusiasm has grown this year. Navaratricelebrating the advent of the month of “hasta” according to the Hindu calendaris a celebration by women in honor of the Mother Goddess.

Come, be a part of Bhondla!

Those childhood memories are still fresh in my mind. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on Now, MeToo circles for women to speak out Kids as young as 14 make it large in ba Throughout the year, we have festivals where the whole family can participateand all associated with a thanksgiving service to the Gods. My aunt had a big swing on a largish patio, which was just outside her kitchen area. In most shopssales are on, and the female of the species is literally spoilt for choice of traditional clothes, all of them bursting with colorand outstanding in the detailed patchwork and embroidery.

Renu Wednesday, October 01, Please rate before posting your Review 1 Trash 1. Now, MeToo circles for women to speak Activities — October Tuesday, September 30, The Colours of Navratri Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here My earliest memories are those bhondlw celebrating “bhondlas”.


So we have Hindu’s flocking to churches and dargahs, Christians visiting temples and dargahs, and Moslems who wait to honor the Ganpati procession as it winds it way to the sea on immersion day. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: We currently have the lyrics of six such songs: Very interesting and enlightening narration on Nava ratri.

I did so enjoy your post and also your response.

I wish I could find mp3’s thoughso folks could listen on the blog too: Their team visited Shreevatsa on 21st October and interacted with the staff and children. I guess there are a lot of similarities as both are one of the oldest cultures around.

I know it is a big festival according to the Hindu Calender in India and in Malaysia too they celebrate this festival. Because during Navaratri the Hasta Nakshtra or the constellation in the form of an elephant is seen in the sky; so to celebrate this constellation a picture of elephant is bhindla.