Monday, April 14, 2008

Colour Coded



Just a quick note to wish all you good people "Vishu Ashamsakal!" - have a peaceful, healthy, fulfilling and prosperous New Year. In the usual Indian tradition of synchronicity, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi and no doubt other new beginnings are being marked in and around the same date and I can't help but notice that so many of our customs are similar - yet so unique.

My own Kumaoni New Year was marked all this month of "Chait" and so its been a bright yellow month. Yellow for the mustard flowers we pahadis grow to signify spring and its bounty and yellow for the konna flowers my Kerala half of the family brings in on Vishu morning for much the same reason.



Yellow for the unifying fabric of the world if you will.

Whatever you celebrate and which ever way you choose to do it, hope it is glorious! All my Best Wishes!

15 comments:

Suma said...

thank you, madhu..wish you too...

It was our 'ugadi' too..we are from mangalore and celebrate it on 14th...

tho Swaraj snorted and said he likes a new year which starts at the beginning of the year...ahh well!!!he didn't have problems gobbling down the delicacies tho :)

Suma said...

forgot to mention...i love those fields of yellow...

Madhumita said...

Suma : Happy Ugadi to you and your family! Did you make Obbattu?? slurrp ... with lots of ghee and jaggery :). And to Swaraj : Ha! its called having your say and eating your cake too :-D.

PREETI said...

Happy Vishu to u too!!

im still revelling in the oh-so-yumm lunch i had yesterday...my mum even made chakka payasam!! oh yummmmmmm!!!

Ziah said...

Hey! Happy Vishu to you too. Now that I saw your vishukani (which is gorgeous, as expected), can I please have my kaineettam?:)

Madhumita. said...

Ziah : much as I would love to take credit for the pictured vishukani, it actually came off Wikepedia. But I swear, mine was verry verry nice too - ok? :D . You shall get your 5 bucks (did I mention how kanjoos I am??) whenever we meet.

Prats said...

A lil late in wishing you....but better now.
Happy new year...Hope you had a great time, with all the yummy foodies...
I just seem to be celebrating new years and new years....tamil, kannada, english, bengali....

Ziah said...

Wiki?? :(:( Dang!:( Next time put up yours noooo...:)

I think I'll settle to sink my fangs into any of your goodies instead... deal?:)

Ps said...

Oh yes--happy vishu.( a bit late) but still..

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Joy said...

Happy New Year and best wishes always!

Gazal said...

yes..yellow is a beautiful colour

Hip Grandma said...

same to you madhu.When is the little one due?

Prats said...

CONGRATS Madhu on your bundle of joy....and hoep you have rocking time now ganging up on the band of boys in your household. :)

Suma said...

congrats madhu on the new 'mollu'!!! she is a darling!!!


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