Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LET'S FLY SOME KITES

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January is a month of Vibrant Colors in my City. Tomorrow is 14th January and every year this day is celebrated as #UTTARAYAN aka #Makarsankrati in my state #Gujarat.  In fact #Makarsankrati is celebrated by every state in India with different name and tradition. Like in Gujarat we fly Kites in the sky for whole day.It is a major festival which lasts for two days, i.e. 14th (Uttarayan) and 15th January (Stale Uttarayn)

We #Gujarati people keenly await this festival to fly kites, called 'patang' in Gujarati. Kites for Uttarayan are made of special light-weight paper and bamboo and are mostly rhombus shaped with central spine and a single bow. The string often contains abrasives in order to cut down other people's kites.

In Gujarat, from December through to Makarsankranti, people start enjoying Uttarayan. Undhiyu (spicy, baked mix of winter vegetables) Jalebi and chikkis (made from til (sesame seeds), peanuts and jaggery) are the special festival recipes savoured on this day. (Sooooo yummmm...I am going to eat all of this tommorow...it's absolutely delicious)

Jalebi
Undhiyu
 Chikki
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In the major cities of state, skies appear filled with thousands upon thousands of kites as people enjoy two full days of Uttarayan up on their terraces. When people cut any kites they used to yell with words like "kaypo chhe", "e lapet","phirki vet phirki" and "lapet lapet" in Gujarati language.

So, Let's see how my city sky will look tomorrow and this photos are my inspiration for Uttarayan Special Manicure I am wearing currently on my nails.

This is how the markets are looking at this moment. So colorful and Vibrant. (Photo Courtesy : Google and  original photographer)

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Moods of sky on 14th and 15th  Januaray in my City from early morning to late evening... (Photo Courtesy : Google and  original photographer)

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And finally few clicks of my manicure inspired from all of the above photos...Hope you will enjoy it... :-)

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Those who celebrates #Uttarauan / #Makarsankrati wishing you all

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And those who don't celebrate it wish you wonderful Week.


Will see you soon with new manicure. Till then stay connected.

Thank you for Visiting, Reading, Commenting/Connecting. :-)
 
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16 comments:

  1. happy uttarayan. Love your nailart and this post brings back the sweet memories <3

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    1. Thank you so much Anita. Good to hear that this post brought you back sweet memories. Wish you a very happy sankrat! :-)

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  2. creative mani and awesome post!! Happy Sankranti to you :-)

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    1. Thank you Dendiva4u for those kind words. Happy Sankrati to you too. :-)

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  3. Lovely mani and i love jelebi's .. There is this Gujarati restaurant near my home called Amdavadi and i eat plates and plates of Jelebi's :D

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    1. Hahahaha ...Can totally understand that.. Jalebis are not hard but impossible for me too to resist. Feeling 'sweet' knowing that you fall into Jalebi Lover Group. Between Thank you Rajalakshmi for the compliments. Have a 'Jabelious' time ahed. (lol) ;-)

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  4. Loved the mani..you have very well captured the spirit of the festivity in the nail art design..great work..

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  5. The inspiration is clear - and it's a marvelous result - also thanks for sharing, it looks like a fantastic event!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Yeah it is...My city is famous for Kite flying Lovers...People enjoy this event as if it's their first and last kite flying festival...lol... ;-)...I love the sky on this two days.

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