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  • Navratri celebrations
    Wearing colorful saris, Hindu women with The Telugu Association's Natomas group, dance around Butukamma, 7-layered stacks of seasonal flowers during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Pratibha Shalini, left, is greeted with a tika mark of red kumkum powder on her forehead by Sudha Jayaraman, during a visit to her home to view her tiered display of golu dolls, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Gold River, during the Hindu celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    A display of golu dolls sits on a odd numbered tiered-display, showing the three Hindu Goddesses Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi at the home of Ajuja and Subha Sundaram in Folsom during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Five-year-old Chitraleka Sathyanarayanan bows in front of the puja altar with her mother Chitra, right, in their home in Gold River during celebrations for the Hindu nine-nights festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Five-year-old Chitraleka Sathyanarayanan fashions a red smudge of kumkum powder or "tika" on her forehead as area Hindu families celebrate the nine-night festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Hindu women sing songs in front of a display of dolls, or Golu, representing an array of Hindu deities in various forms. The colorful displays are assembled by Hindu families to celebrate Navratri, the nine-night autumn festival honoring females of all ages.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    A display of dolls, or Golu, representing an array of Hindu deities in various forms is set up to celebrate Navratri, the nine-night autumn festival honoring females of all ages.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    A display of dolls, or Golu, representing an array of Hindu deities in various forms is set up to celebrate Navratri, the nine-night autumn festival honoring females of all ages.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Savvy Iyer offers a puja tray of saffron and kumkum powders and sugar, during a Golu visit for the Hindu celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Pratibha Shalini shows her respect while arriving at a home to view their color display of Golu dolls, figurines of Hindu deities arranged on odd-numbered tiers during the nine-nights celebration of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    A figurine of the Hindu god Krishna sits among other Golu dolls on display for the nine-night celebration of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Savvy Iyer offers a puja tray of saffron and kumkum powders and sugar, during a Golu visit for the Hindu celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Savvy Iyer offers a puja tray of saffron and kumkum powder as Subha and Jaisree Sundaram mark their foreheads during a Golu visit during the Hindu celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri Garba celebrations
    Hindu women and their daughters are honored as their families celebrate Navratri, the nine-night autumn festival honoring females of all ages. In the background is a colorful display of Golu dolls, depicting Hindu deities.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri celebrations
    Wearing colorful saris, Hindu women with The Telugu Association's Natomas group, dance around Butukamma, 7-layered stacks of seasonal flowers during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri celebrations
    Wearing colorful saris, Hindu women with The Telugu Association's Natomas group, dance around Butukamma, 7-layered stacks of seasonal flowers during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri celebrations
    Wearing colorful saris, Hindu women with The Telugu Association's Natomas group, dance around Butukamma, 7-layered stacks of seasonal flowers during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri celebrations
    Umadevi Gujje puts out a Butukamma, a 7-layered stack of seasonal flowers that symbolize long life, during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Navratri celebrations
    Wearing colorful saris, Hindu women with The Telugu Association's Natomas group, pose for photographs around Butukamma, 7-layered stacks of seasonal flowers during a celebration of the nine-nights festival of Navratri, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Westlake Park.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
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