Sunday, March 4, 2007

Holi Celebration


Happy Holi to All!



Hope you all enjoyed Holi with your near and dear ones. Holi conjures up images of beautiful colors and the song that comes to mind is the ever popular 'Rang Barase...'. People let go of their inhibitions this day, indulge in colours and meet & greet each other with love. We had a good time celebrating Holi in NJ and here are some pictures. There was a lot of traffic, the cops were doing a great job trying to keep it moving . There were more than 10, 000 people who had gathered for the Holi celebration, the fire was really big and there was color in the air. People were enjoying throwing colors on each other (luckily it was all dry color) and having a good time, some more enthusiastic than others! My jeans, winter jacket, shoes & socks had lots of color on them. Also the people were trying to get their hands on the oh-so-tasty burnt coconut from the fire. Prashad consisting of Paratha, chole & jeera rice was served after that. We were in midst of such lively atmosphere.


As a kid I was scared of all the colorful water that everyone used to slam on the faces, I used to run away from all that. My lil' sis on the other hand would go out and play colors with each and every group that came to our house. The main attraction for me used to be the delicious food that my mom cooked. I'm trying to continue this tradition at my home now.

7 comments:

Lakshmik said...

Hi Richa

Happy holi to you too! Thanks for visiting my blog. Best of luck in your blogging endeavours. I also saw your Matunga recipe. I have spent many summers in Mumbai. Cheers!

USHA said...

Hi Richa,

Thanks for visiting my blog.Hope had a nice time on Holi...I liked the Mutunga receipe...
Have a nice day....

Richa said...

Hi Lakshmik & Usha, thanks for taking the time to drop by, appreciate your time.

trupti said...

Hi Richa...looks like everyone had a great time...I love visting NJ...everyone celebrates with such enthusiasm....I also love the shopping in Edison...and of course,all the restaurants! the restaurant *shabri* is a new fav. for me.

Cheers,trupti

Richa said...

Yup shabri has good ambience too! Do let me know if you ever need any info on desi restaurants in NJ, my friends kid me as the 411 on desi restaurants :-)
Cheers!

archana said...

Hi Richa,
Thanx for visiting my blog. Real big gathering of so many people for Holi !!!You must have had a gr8 time there :)
I luv south Indian food. I have never been to Matunga but would like to visit that place to taste the goodies :)

Richa said...

Thanks for stopping by Archana.
Yes we had a great time and everything was so well organised.
Cheers!