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Jan 13, 2010

Bogi - Spring Cleaning - Look what i found!!!

Today is 'Bogi' Festival here in TamilNadu, India.

Bogi festival apart from other rituals also has this important one of cleaning of one's house and belongings.

I cleaned my house as well, Are you wondering why am i bragging about Spring Cleaning in a sewing related blog, well dear o dear there is a link to it. Check out the below pic

Guess what it is...

That was 'Lint', 'Bits of leftover threads' , 'even small fabric scraps' which had accumulated all along ( i even discovered one scrap dating back to 2008 based on project i had sewn!!!!) ..... Well Well, Hold your breath, i haven't disclosed where i did find them, NO NOT IN MY SEWING MACHINE, instead it was all hidden secretly between the wheels of my sewing chair. 

More details about Bogi

Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Thus, this day is also known as Indran. On Bhogi all people clean out their homes from top to bottom, and collect all unwanted goods. This day is meant for domestic activities and of being together with the family members.

All the houses from the richest to the humblest are thoroughly scrubbed and whitewashed. Homes are cleaned and decorated with "Kolam" - floor designs drawn in the white paste of newly harvested rice with outlines of red mud. 


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