Open Street gone bad.

Dasara, our Nadahabba, auspicious period where Ma Chamundeshwari is worshiped, is celebrated with a huge gathering of people from all over Karnataka perhaps, World too.

2017, uptil date has’nt proved to be much in favour of Dasara. The rains everywhere is restricting people to enjoy the fests everywhere. The YuvaDasara, Aharamela and other events have been affected by the constant downpour of rains.

Yesterday, 27/09/2017 was the was the much awaited event of Dasara, the Open Street Festival.

I attended the event along with a group of friends with much enthusiasm and expectations. Just when I handed, the rains began. To my good, I had carried a couple of jackets which weren’t of much help later.

There were many stalls, some of clothing, some paintings, some of pottery making, some selfie frames but not much of food stalls. Even if there were a few, they were overpriced. Moreover, I did find one place with the green board. We ordered some samosa masala, sev puri and dahi puri. To my bad, the samosa was over, the puri was over. He instead gave us a cutlet (shown below), which was nasty and 2 papdi chat. Not at all worth the money. I ain’t gonna return to that outlet ever.


Festival – 2 Gowri-Ganesha festival

Next festival in list is my favourite, Gowri-Ganesha festival. I was indulged in the festival for the past week. Pretty hectic schedule and I enjoyed each moment of it. I could bake two of the favourites of Ganesha and ofcourse me too, the kadubu and the carrot halwa, must say, Ganesha Kush, im Kush!๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป The kadubu, also called the karjikai, Lord Ganesha’s one of the favourites.

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป carrot halwa, my favourite.


Festival – 1 Varamahalakshmi special.

For Hindus, august onwards is a festival season which is absolutely a bliss!! Pooja, Relatives, Shopping, Roaming, Food, Dress, Accessories and much more..!!! Soo soothing to listen to!! Yesterday, I went on shopping for the first time at the city market – The Devaraja market, an amazing place..!! On the occasion of Varamahalakshmi festival, I went on to certain (top-bottom)fruit outlets, dessert outlets, flower outlets, pooja-requirements outlet, snacks outlet & the fancy store outlet.

Those juicy yummy looking fruits, the best I tell you!! Grabbed on a few of them..🙂

These colourful sweets..!!! I tired hard to resist but everything in vain. I picked 2- motichur laddoo & 3- butter mysorepak so that I wouldn't turn plump.

Perfect flowers for pooja!

Pooja essentials – turmeric, vermillion etc.,

My favourite section!! The snacks!! Grabbed a whole lot of them! The best part is, they're just ₹50 per pack!! 

Another favourite section, carefully picked some chains with pendants, earrings and bangles for family!!

In one word, this was a nice within-budget shopping + encouragement to the native shops + circulation of money within ourselves & not to third party. I wouldn't mind shopping here at all. Looking forward for another trip!!