Friday, September 25, 2009

next up -- drums for Durga Puja

Duga Puja started last night and I was wondering how one went about finding any of the 172 mandaps (worship pavillions) in Dhaka. Shouldn't have worried - by 6pm there were drums (and kazoos!) starting up just outside my window. The pictures show the distance - about one building length down the street from our building. However, we have not yet figured out how to access the neighborhood behind us. There is a long wall through all of our neighborhood and then a river, so we might be able to get in where a road crosses the river. We'll see.

I've gotten used to the mellow chanting from the mosques. The drums greeted the sunrise this morning. Don't know what to expect for the rest of the holiday which goes through Monday.

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