Sunday, July 01, 2007

July Monthly Theme: The Color Red



The color red brings to many Indian minds, the picture of a beautiful Indian bride, dressed in a red outfit and bridal finery.
I couldn't photograph an Indian bride in red, but came across this photo of my mom-in-law, dressed in red for the
Karva Chauth pooja.
Hindu women observe this fast as they believe it ensures prosperity and longevity of their husbands.

'Maa' would always love to dress in red on Karva Chauth day. She loved being photographed on this day, every year. In this photo, she finally wore the best dupatta for her dress. You can see a few other dupattas in the photo which she tried on till she was sure she wanted to wear this one. With her red bindi, red glass bangles and gold jewellery, she was ready to go for the pooja.


There are currently 98 city daily photo bloggers are participating today in this theme day, so if you want to see what they all see from their bedroom, just click on any of the links below.

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22 comments:

  1. I, too, immediately thought of "bride" and "wedding" when I thought of India and red. The pooja photo is a little unexpected, thereby more interesting, I think.

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  2. Anu, I love it that you posted this wonderful photo for today. I enjoyed learning about the background of your mother-in-law's special dress for this feast. Great take on our theme!
    -Kim

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  3. Indian dresses are elaborate and beautiful!

    Happy Theme Day Anu!

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  4. That outfit is so stunningly beautiful. I really wish we had such clothing where I'm from. Especially to go with such wonderful traditions.

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  5. Please tell your mother-in-law thank you for sharing this wonderful photo. Based on my western experiences she looks very exotic ... Your choice of photo shares a lot about your city and culture with the world. It is photos like this which make the City Daily Photo Blog community so special.

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  6. I love Indian clothes, they are so colourful!
    I love this picture
    Maraï from Brisbane
    http://brisbane-dailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  7. Interesting and very rich looking dress.

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  8. Great shot Anu. I love sarees and was wishing to see at least on one of the India DPs. Thanks.

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  9. You have a beautiful mother, thanks you for sharing the information about this custom.

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  10. Wonderful choice of red! Such a regal colour here.

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  11. Your mother looks beautiful in her red outfit.

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  12. Nicely done for the July theme day.

    Abraham Lincoln
    —Me as Moses—

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  13. India and colors go well together, especially India and red!

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  14. the red colour suits her well.
    happy red sunday!

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  15. Saris are beautiful and very becoming. I have one that I purchased in Varanasi that I still treasure! Good choice!

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  16. Joli costume traditionnel, bonne idee pour le theme


    Pretty traditional costume, good idea for the topic

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  17. I think red is a lucky colour for some.

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  18. Beautiful - I love it! I have a classic Wisconsin rural scene for Theme Day today.

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  19. What a lovely photo of your mother-in-law. Her dress is beautiful.

    Thanks for telling us the history behind this photo too. It really brought it alive for me.

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  20. Lovely choice for this theme day!

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  21. I'm sorry not to mention in the post, but my mom-in-law passed away in the year 2004.
    Jeetu always feels his mom n dad are still around, and their blessings are with us, so he wouldn't like me to mention her death in the post.
    Thank you all for the lovely comments.
    I will show saris soon.

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