October 24th is a holiday here called Dusshera (or Dussehra - Click HERE to see older posts on Dusshera). On this holiday, people will gather at parks, where huge statues of Ravana (the demon god) are burned at the end of the night. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Anyway, the other day we were on the metro and we saw where there were making a BUNCH of the statues and decided to jump out and check them out!
The girls thought it was so cool! :) Aashini thought they were hilarious :)
They have so many that they are making, that they are using space all over the place to put the heads, bodies and arms :) haha! It made me laugh to see the heads waiting at the bus stop with people next to it :) haha!
Aashini thought it was hilarious to be put up into his nose :) haha!!
Diya did NOT think it was funny :) haha! Poor little girl... :)
The big statues are made like paper mache'. They sue these brown paper bags to make them.
They also use this nasty-looking glue (in the black pots) that looks a lot like snot.... it was kinda grossing me out! :) haha!
There were families that lived all along the roadside that are making these day and night....
They are putting the heads everywhere!
Diya was worried about this bus... she wasn't sure how it was going to drive again :) haha!
The heads are all over the place! You can even see some in this picture under the metro in the middle of the street... they were everywhere! (even at the metro stations!!)
Here's some smaller ones :) I thought they were fun looking... I love the mustaches :) haha!
This is just another reason I love living in South Asia :) You never know what you're going to see!