When we were getting ready to launch our mantra-singing plush toy, Durga Devi, last year in time for Navratri, I couldn't resist getting my niece dressed up for a special themed photoshoot. As a Gujarati, we knew that raas, dandiya and garba are in her blood, but the way she held the dandiya like a pro -- at the mere age of six months -- proved it all the more.
Photos by: Nina Rao Photographaphy
Durga Devi plush toy by: Modi Toys
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