Diwali Celebrations with lot of Lights


Diwali, or Deepawali, is one of the biggest and grandest festivals of India. Celebrated across the globe by Indians as the "Festival of Lights," Diwali signifies victory of good over evil.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Clay Diyas during Laxmi Pooja***Clay Diyas during Laxmi Pooja***

The celebration focuses on lights and lamps, particularly the traditional deep or deeya (earthen lamp), and fireworks.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Clay Diyas during Laxmi Pooja from different angle***Clay Diyas during Laxmi Pooja from different angle***

As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country:

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): In north India, Diwali commemorates the homecoming of Lord Rama of Ayodhya after a 14-year exile in the forest and the defeat of the demon king Ravana. On this day, he returned to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshman to claim his kingdom. The people of Ayodhya welcomed him back by lighting up rows of lamps (deepa-wali) to help guide the way.
In north India, Diwali commemorates the homecoming of Lord Rama of Ayodhya after a 14-year exile in the forest and the defeat of the demon king Ravana. On this day, he returned to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshman to claim his kingdom. The people of Ayodhya welcomed him back by lighting up rows of lamps (deepa-wali) to help guide the way.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Diya with reflections of colorful lights on roof-boundary***Diya with reflections of colorful lights on roof-boundary***

For Gujaratis, and Marwaris, Diwali marks the worship of Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) and also the beginning of the new financial year. For Bengalis, it is the time to worship Goddess Kali or Durga.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Diya with symmetrical reflection***Diya with symmetrical reflection***

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Diwali also marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers are thankful for the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come.******
Diwali also marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers are thankful for the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Everywhere, Diwali signifies the renewal of life and is an occasion for much celebration.Everywhere, Diwali signifies the renewal of life and is an occasion for much celebration.

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): A row of Candles and Clay Diyas on Diwali DayPosted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): A row of Candles and Clay Diyas on Diwali Day***A row of Candles and Clay Diyas on Diwali Day***

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): A row of Candles and Clay Diyas on Diwali Day: From opposite Side***A row of Candles and Clay Diyas on Diwali Day: From opposite Side***

Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Diwali Celebrations 2008 (Indian Festivals of Lights): Happy Diwali 2008Happy Diwali 2008 !!!

1 comment:

Linet Dsouza said...

Diwali is one of the greatest festival celebrated in India and i do the diwali shopping mumbai
for any kind of shopping.

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