Did You Know :
- There are different Alpana designs for each season, based on fasting rituals that women in the communities observe! In this image, corresponding to the month of Agrahayana, i.e, November / December – the patterns are dedicated to the Senjuti broto (bengali for ‘vrat’). This is basically the “observance of the evening lamp”!!!
- In this Alpana, the Mynah bird is a recurrent motif.
- Now, not all fasts are for good !! This Senjuti one in particular is to keep the co-wives at bay!