The monsoon ushers in a festive period that celebrates the rains and the deities. This period has the Vara Lakshmi puja, the shravan somvars, the Krishna jayanti and the Ganesh festival.

Whether one follows all the rituals or just participates in the community activities during these festivals, it is a great time to bring out the sarees and enjoy the festivities. Given the weather and its unpredictability, I usually wear light weight printed silks to visit friends and relatives during these occasions. These sarees were gifts from my mother. I always love her selection.