Lights Galore

By: Kamakshi

Oct 25 2011

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Category: Festivities

6 Comments

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

Finally the Festival of lights is here! Diwali holds a lot of importance across various religious communities in India for a number of reasons. While the festivities run into 4-days for some communities, for us it’s just for a day. The night before Lakshmi Pooja is the nigh before the new moon. That is the day when the people of Ayodhya were intimated of their King Rama and Queen Sita’s arrival. That’s when the festivities to bring them back home begin. Even today people put up lights and diyas to invite the gods to their house. But today the clay lamps have made way for electric lanterns. Adaptability of the modern times i guess!

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6 comments on “Lights Galore”

  1. Lovely photo & vivid colors! Happy Diwali!

  2. congratulations to your wonderful festival of lights!

  3. Are these the lanterns and colors to welcome Rama and Sita for Diwali?
    How wonderful! We could use a festival like that in our gray rainy days —

    • Not pan India, but yes, down south and in central India…different religions light up lamps for a variety of reasons, Jains celebrate Diwali as Mahavira took moksha on the day, Punjabi’s celebrate it as a mark of respect to their valiant leaders and so forth…but ya well lit festive spirit is always welcome 🙂


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