Went to see Surajkund Crafts Mela few days back. And that was after a full decade. Ya ya shame on me…its like just 40 kms from my place and it took me 10 years to visit again. But what the hell…I hate crowded places!
Anyways, pursuaded by my family, I reluctantly went with them and had a super duper good time 🙂 Sharing some pictures with you all here.
1. Welcome Rangoli is the first thing you see.
2. A beautifully painted boundary wall…I cannot even begin to imagine the time and patience it must have taken to make it.
3. An intricately carved jharokha or a window.
Rajasthan was the theme state for this year. So there were lots of colours and dances 🙂
This is gate for state of Himachal Pradesh. Gate is replica of Maheshwara Temple.
More colours than rainbow itself. So vibrant 🙂
Colours- That is what defines the state of Rajasthan.
These dancers come from far and wide showcasing their talent. They not only entertain you but at times make you join them as well.
These folk singers have been singing since years, maybe decades. Music is soothing. I could sit and listen to it for hours 🙂
This is totally out of this world. Balancing 6 matkas on your head is no joke. And they were NOT glued.
As if balancing them on her head was not enough, she could dance too. I don’t think I would be able to even stand and she could bend!!!! Takes them years of practice to master this.
Have you ever seen a more colourful horse 😀 It was fun to watch this guy dance 🙂
Puppet show is one of the cutest things to see…just looking at them move makes you smile. If you haven’t seen it, you have missed something 🙂
They are also good as decorations.
This is hand made. I bet no machine can churn out something this beautiful. If it looks this good on a tree, how will it look on a living room wall.
This wood carving he done BY HAND!! Seriously…I saw him doing it! Such patience and eye for detail.