Saturday, November 6, 2010

Deepavali, Festival of Lights

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Deepavali

Deepavali popularly known as the Festival of Lights is an important festival celebrated in India. It is celebrated over 5 days and if one wants to understand the traditions followed in India, then this should not miss the festivity.

It is usually celebrated some time between mid-October and mid-November.
Each day in the 5 days celebrated for varied reasons like slaying of demon by the lord, worship of Goddess of wealth. But it mainly signifies victory of good over evil.

As a preparation to the festival the shops sell lot of items like crackers, variety of sweets, colorful people lanterns, lamps of various shapes.


Rangoli are drawn in front of each of the homes. It is decorations made from colored powder and flowers.

People celebrate the festival by offering prayers to Lord, distributing sweets, decorating their homes with Rangoli, bursting crackers.

55 comments:

joo said...

It's such a beautiful festivel!
Happy Deepavali to you:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: A very colorful celebration, it is quite beautiful to see.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

bellissime decorazione.
Amo molto la cultura ed i lavori artigianali indiani.
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

magiceye said...

lovely post!
wish you and yours a super bright deepavali!!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

beautiful colourful post rajesh. this festival would be fabulous to see.
~laura

Team G Square said...

nice one , happy deepavali to you and ur family

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Very nice - you might like to read my mother's take on Diwali when she was a child http://lifeinpondicherry.blogspot.com/2010/11/diwali-festival-of-lights.html. Her heading is the same as yours!

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice photographs...Happy Diwali t You to

pietrzyk said...

Lowely post,very nice pictures.Greetings Anrzej.

Gautam S Brahma said...

Beautiful pics, Happy Deepawali..my friend!!

Life Ramblings said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family Rajesh. what a great festival and love the shot of the kolam.

raji said...

nice pictures rajesh and wish you also a very happy deepavali

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Kaori said...

Wow everything is so colorful! Beautiful :-D

George said...

This sounds like a beautiful, colorful festival. I really like the decorations you've shown. I hope you have a happy Deepavali.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can't even imagine decorations like that in front of every home! It must just be stunning to see! Your photos certainly are! What a beautiful festival.

Zuzana said...

What an amazing celebration in colour and light. Love the first image, what a great shot.;)
xo

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from the festival of lights. So colorful and lovely.

Jacob said...

Looks like a fun and colorful festival, and we certainly can use more victory of good over evil!

lotusleaf said...

Happy Deepavali to you, Rajesh!

ladyfi said...

Have a joyous Diwali! Those rangoli are gorgeous!

Dishesdone said...

Such a colorful and festive holiday! Happy holidays to you and your family!

V Rakesh said...

Wonderful colours!

I wish you and folks a very happy, healthy and safe festive season, one that brings a great deal of peace, joy and prosperity!

SandyCarlson said...

So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this festival.

Babli said...

Wish you a very Happy Diwali.
Wonderful post.

chubskulit said...

That's lovely!

Mellow Yellow

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I love festival. everything is full of colors and fun

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S.R.Ayyangar said...

Brilliant colors.

radha said...

Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

eden said...

Beautiful photos and a colourful celebration. Thank you for sharing.

joshi daniel said...

wishing you also a belated happy diwali!

SmilingSally said...

What a colorful post.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh!

Pratibha The Talent said...

wow diwali looks beautiful through your clicks.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is amazingly colorful and beautiful!
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Robin said...

Those flower carpets are just stunning!

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Jingle said...

smiles.
have a fun celebration.

Liz said...

Happy Diwali. Your photos are beautiful as usual.

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Pietro said...

The Festival of Lights is really amazing. Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing!

Jeevan said...

Hope U had a wonderful and colorful deepavali rajesh! Nice celebration pictures.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas cores! Eu não conhecia este festival

Snap said...

What a beautiful festival! Such gorgeous colors.

A Garden of Threads said...

So pretty, I love all the colors.

BunnyKissd said...

Beautiful! I'd love to experience this first-hand!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We often read in the Toronto papers about Diwali celebrations taking place. I love the decorations made with coloured flowers.

Shirley said...

Beautiful photos. What fun this must be. Happy Deepsvali to you and your family.

Luna Miranda said...

what amazing colors! must be a colorful festival.

Liz said...

Sounds like a fun festival. Happy RT.

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Erika B said...

Beautiful and colorful! Great mosaic!

Erika B

Genie said...

This festival must be a beautiful one. Your pictures are gorgeous and make me want to be there in person. The colors in your shots are beautiful.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow! The colors and artistry for this festival are amazingly bright and beautiful and celebratory!

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Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Happy Deepavali. I always look forward to festival of light every year. Thank you for sharing. Ruby tuesday.

eden said...

Wow, what a colourful festival! I love the lanterns.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for such lovely words.

Bikramjit said...

Lovely pictures .. the firework look lovely

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Shobha said...

Lovely pics of Deepavali..

Gattina said...

So colorful and bright ! lovely pictures !