Mangaluru: Navaratri amid corona - People turn creative with celebrations

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Oct 19: Navaratri festival has kick-started amid this pandemic and is being celebrated in a low key manner. Given the prevailing conditions, people are coming up with innovative and creative ideas for their photoshoots which is trending during this year’s festive season.

People have also witnessed eye-catching photography of Sharada, Kali, Rudrani and many others to mark the Navaratri celebration.

Similarly, a homemaker, model and entrepreneur managing HT Nutrifoods Alita Roanna Lobo hailing from Mangaluru portrayed Rudrani which is the Shakti and consort of Rudra. “The concept behind the shoot was to represent woman as the embodiment of the feminine aspect of creation and till she is respected, loved and treated as auspicious for the entire human race, she can give joy, peace and help in the growth of every aspect of creation,” says Alita.

Pradeep Nayak, Rajeev Shenoy and make-up artist Lavanya Kiran Prabhu relentlessly worked hard to give a look of Rudrani to Alita. The eye-catching photos were beautifully captured by Rajeev Shenoy which is being widely appreciated on social media.

The creative team behind the concept wanted to represent nature at its rawest and most untamed form. Within the great symbolic value and veneration of the female and the feminine, there lies the element of power, choice and freedom every woman is entitled to have.

“The Navaratri festival is a reminder of potential feminine power in the universe and is an occasion to offer gratitude to this feminine power in the form of women for their contributions to creation, sustenance, growth, joy, peace and spirituality. Let us all celebrate this Navaratri festival with such pure emotions and feelings for woman power,” says Alita.

Alita has graduated from School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya. She also worked in Doha for some time before taking a break from career to be with family and spending time with her two beautiful daughters.

She had to face a lot of challenges, but 2020 was a life-changing year for her as she took part in Mrs Karnataka Style Icon 2020 where she was one of the top finalists and subtitle winner of the Mrs Best Smile award. Alita owes gratitude to her family for being a strong pillar in her life. She is heartily grateful to Nishitha Suvarna, image consultant for motivating her to participate in the event.

“Women who are introverts feel they cannot be powerful or voice their opinion but we really need to undo that perception, which I believe I did this year. The confidence I have gained this year has helped me to be a part of a few photoshoots and Rudrani is one among them,” says Alita. 





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  • Bharathi Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 25 2020

    Alita you are looking so good, no doubt you are blessed with devine beauty and hats off to you for taking part amidst busy schedule of taking care of your two kids. Do not miss these golden opportunities.. keep going. God bless you Dear

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  • Sheryl Prabhu, Yeyyadi mangalore.

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    Wow you took us women to greater heights. Our Indian culture so beautifully portrayed by our very own Aita. The facial expression, those expressive eyes brought out the beauty in you. The inner beautiful self always gets projected on the face.. That smile can capturoe a lost soul.
    The write up added to a much needed understand of women ,womanhood and our local tradition.. To go beyond that small mindedness, to bloom and break the shackle of stereotype requires guts and steadfast determination. May you continue to this journey to project women not as dolls but we are women of substance

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  • Greeshma, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    Hey Ally,
    Good to see you, u look beautiful..,❤️❤️❤️

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  • Jane, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Oct 21 2020

    We are proud of you dear Alita. Wishing you more success. God bless you.

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  • Loveline, dubai

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Congratulations Alita. keep it up. You look astonishing as always

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  • Terrence Furtado, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    She looks Gorgeous! Wishing her all the best in the future! Keep going Alita

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  • Alisha Maben, Dubai

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    An elegant photoshoot ♥️
    So proud of your journey Alita 😚

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  • Mandira Prasanna, Coorg

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Nice and elegant...its just wowww

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    In these 9 nights of Navaratri let us learn to respect our Women ...

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  • Ashok Dsouza, Bejai

    Mon, Oct 19 2020

    Great going Alita, Congratulations , Great Stunning pictures You have worked really hard for this , Wishes to the entire creative team Pradeep Naik, Rajeev Shenoy and Lavanya Kiran Prabhu.
    May you be blessed with more success Alita. Good Luck

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  • Gretta Rodrigues, Kadri Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 19 2020

    OMG you look so stunning Alita. We the family members are proud of you!! Please move further and give us more and more write ups about women empowerment.Your ramp walk during Mrs.KSI in Mangalore was superb. God bless you always.

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  • Clarence Tauro, Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 19 2020

    You are truly a representation of an empowered woman and Indian culture. Keep doing great things .

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  • Molly Miranda, Kulshekar Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 19 2020

    Very good Alita. Keep it up

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