We were not able to find time to make an idol at home, but we’re missing the excitement, that’s when a classmate came to rescue.
Ashwini Pendse, who paints hundreds of idols every year, agreed to give an uncoloured idol. Getting it from Dombivli was finally done by Sachin, and we started off the mission.
This year I tried to document and publish the decoration process in the for of a reset for the first time!!! It was exciting, because we were releasing parts of the preparation at a time!!!
Kaumudi (my literal better half) led the bunch by starting the painting and later ALL of us chipped in. Aai tried her hand with painting and so did I. Savani (daughter) created paper lotus seat for the idol and Dada took the responsibility of the electrification!! Shrikant (younger brother) and family joined and the kids painted the mango leaves at the back and assisting in keeping the festive mood on (cut-paste, unending rounds of tea-coffee and munch more).
Immensely enjoyed this FAMILY workout and hope the kids find it worth remembering, just like we have fond memories of our childhood!!!