September 1, 2010

Arogya Madha (Lady of Good Health)

St. Mary's Feast which celebrates the birth of Mother Mary is the most important festival celebrated in St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore and is attended by thousands of people. Held in the month of September, the festivities go on for 10 days culminating in a grand chariot procession on the last day. A Novena is held for the first nine days.

I had posted information about St Mary's Basilica along with photo's taken during the last year novena season HERE.This year the Novena started on August 29th and will go on till September 7th.
Mother Mary is draped in a "saree" a typical dress of an Indian lady, and during the season of Novena, the place where the statue is kept will be decorated beautifuly with lot of flowers matching the color of the saree and its a sight to behold. This year I had planned to post photo's of Mother Mary from all the nine days of novena but I could not vist the church for first 2 days. I'll try to update photo's on this post for the next 7 days. There will be a new photo added everyday, stop by to see how beautiful and divin Mother Mary looks in a typical indian attire.

September 1st


September 2nd



September 3rd



September 4th


Could not go there on 5th, below is the photo from 6th

37 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Sam! Your photos just get better and better! How delightful to be able to follow this celebration. The colors, the flowers, the expression on the faces are priceless! Thank you so much for sharing these. Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. She looks cheerful, kind and very vibrant in those lovely colours.

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  3. are those green gerbera real? This is glorious.. love it...

    Hope you can drop by
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  4. I can't stop gazing at these two beautiful images. I don't think it could be any more beautiful in person. These are something special...

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  5. Such amazing colours, just lovely!

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  6. The green glows in such an intense way!

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  7. A very stunning feature for today. Those are great sights and ones I would never have seen. Nice you shared this great part of your country through your lens.

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  8. Thanks for your kind words Sylvia

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  9. @ The Chair Speaks
    Thanks for stopping by

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  10. @ ladyfi
    I agree... thanks for your comments

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  11. @ vernz
    Thanks for stopping by.... the flowers are real, not sure if its tinted green artificially

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  12. I'm glad you liked the photo's Carolyn :)

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  13. @ And Miles To Go...
    Thaks for stopping by Bridget

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  14. Thanks Chandna :), good to hear from you after a long time... how you doing fine....

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  15. @ Margaret Almon
    Thanks for your comments

    @ LV
    Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you liked it :)

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  16. they are indeed, thanks for stopping by Rebecca

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  17. Oh Sam, these photos are magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.
    An English Girl Rambles

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  19. Samson, a religion that celebrates the colours of life. How wonderful to see through your lens what we would not normally see. I am from Australia and our colours within the church are very drab in comparison.
    Thank you,
    Jen from Australai

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  20. These photos are magnificent!!
    Have a nice day!!

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  21. @ Mr Moneky
    Thanks for stopping by and for signing in as a follower, off to check your blog

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  22. wow, these are stunning photos! the colors are amazing!

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  23. Thank you for sharing these beautiful colorful photos

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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  24. Awesome! i had been searching for this all this while!

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  25. Nice Blog! Well most of your content and image is original and informative. /many thanks for sharing this, cheers.

    Good health

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