Dated – 14th January, 2015.
I know it’s almost 1.5 months late that I am posting.. That’s why the date 😛
Better late than never 😛 😀
So, before I proceed.. I wish loads of happiness, success and joy for one and all this season and all those that are yet to come.. Wishing this year is different and presents itself with bundles of happiness around 🙂
This Sankranti was Special. I got to know about one of the important Telugu traditions observed here.. The Kolu on the eve of Makar Sankranti. We all are aware of the importance Makar Sankranti holds for all of us. Kolu is no exception. You might get hold of it if I say it’s also called as ‘Bommala Koluvu’ – a collection of dolls. It’s a display of dolls, figures, idols and the like to depict our culture and/or everyday life.
Kolu also has a significant connection with agricultural economy of ancient India. It is said that in order to encourage dredging and de-silting of irrigation canals and riverbeds the Kolu celebration was aimed at providing demand for the clay material from such activities. There are many customs and beliefs in different parts of India that imbue sacred status to clay. Dissolving Ganesha dolls made of wet clay into the water system is one such belief. Another example is the Bengali tradition of using clay that has been tread upon by the most beautiful girl in the area to sculpt the face of the Goddess Durga, the belief being that this would be the best way to approximate the perfect features of the Goddess. [From Wiki]
Here’s a sneak peek into one such entry of ours at the Account and Office Level that won us the consolation prize. The other entries were simply mindblowing. Kudos to the extraordinary efforts! :thumbsup:
Overall, it was another enjoyable day seeing my associates display such enthusiasm during Kolu Competition and Kite Flying. Ah! What a scene watching those marvellous kites flying knowing no boundaries! 😀
Even the Rangolis were spectacular, each one different and unique in its own sense 🙂
Lets keep our traditions alive in and around us ! 🙂