A walk on the main markets of Bangalore takes you back in time!
A sea of stalls selling flowers of all colours, adjoining stalls selling fruits of multiple variety. Prices shooting up, but the spirit ecstatic!
Some ad-hoc shops, make shift ones as well, selling bangles of different colours and sizes eat up the walk way on those streets, people seldom have complaints about them!
People walk on all the available lanes, bargaining high for a rupee or two to make the shopping contented.
Villagers stocking up banana leaves, banana plant-trunks, mango leaves, garike straws and variety leaves which are specifically used in the festival coming a day-next.
Traffic on those roads - a choc-o-bloc and no body cares, of course!!
And the main attraction of the market would definitely be the illuminated make-shift stalls with lines of colourful Ganesha and Gowri idols. Truly a sight not to be missed, and a feel not to be unfelt!
Thats a traditional Indian festival-eve, for you!
Yes, you are experiencing the great Indian festive furore! The middle class of this country comes alive in all those traditional market lanes on such days. Great sights and great preperations.
Wishes for a great Gowri-Ganesha festive season.