The data collected was analysed to map to on a timeline, identify themes, categories of objects included and sensory experiences.
The themes identiﬁed helped answer questions related to the activities in the festivals - which God was worshiped, whether fasting was involved, when was pooja practised etc. The rituals were mapped based on the time of the day which helped understand when most of the festival activities happened. Categories of objects involved in the festival were identiﬁed. Sensory experiences such creating visuals, smell arising from cooking activities and sounds from singing/storytelling were also identiﬁed.
Fig 6 shows the data analysis for the five festivals.
Through this analysis, a holistic picture of the festivals was created. The timeline and themes could serve as a structure for data organisation while the categories and sensory experiences could be visualised in different ways to capture the essence of the festivals.
Similar and different themes, categories and sensory experiences could also be observed across different festivals.
Through a cross-analysis, common topics with different information were identiﬁed and organised to create the ﬁnal visualisation.
Common topics included -
Representing the festivals under a structure created by these common topics would enable comparing the different festivals visually.
The ﬁnal data organisation for all the five festivals used in the ﬁnal visualisation can be viewed here.
Fig 6. Data Analysis - Sakat Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami, Gan Gaur Pooja, Sati ki Amavasya and Karwa Chauth.