I saw many blogs on this topic and thought that i should also share my experience about the same. In my first year of marriage I did not celebrate the festival due to various reasons. In second year, however I was pretty enthusiast about the same. I did not had exact idea of the entire process as such and had to call up my friends . After speaking with 2-3 of them, I felt that is such a interesting function. For some it is just a ritual, but we try to understand the essence behind it we understand that is was a very good reason for a “ladies day out”. 😉 And give them a break (may be a small one)from daily chores.
I wanted to follow the ritual as it is, but wanted to customize it little so that the idea of that “small break” remained!. I called up Madhuri Tai from Sanskar-Bharti. “I would like to specifically mention here that SANSKAR BHARTI is doing an amazing job of conserving our traditions. A group of ladies from Sasnkar bharti practice these khel prior to 2-3 months of shravan every year and then perform at functions.” Nowadays they have started performing the same at various functions and not just the shravani Tuesdays as such.
I drafted an email and invited all my friends .There was an amazing response to the program which I did not expect at all. I got excellent and encouraging comments for organizing the same. All the women folk were happy to see such a event planned.
To add more fun, we organized the “best maharashtrian dressed” competition and asked all the ladies(guest) to dress up in maharastrain traditional wear. About 80% of the guest turned up in beautifully dressed navaris and nuth..