Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DIWALI LIGHTS

The  Hindu  festival  of  lights  called  Deepawali  or  Diwali  is  being   celebrated  all  over  India  this  week.  Shops ,  markets  and commercial  centres  are   all lighted  up  and  decorated  to  woo  customers  to  buy,  buy  and   buy  some  more. People  worship  Goddess  Lakshmi ,  the   goddess  of  wealth  on  this   night  and light  up   their  homes   with  diyas  -   earthen  oil  lamps  and  electric  lights to  welcome   the goddess  into  their   homes. Setting  off  firecrackers   both noisy   and colourful   and  eating  special  Diwali  sweets  is  everyone 's  favourite.  People  give  gifts   to  each  other and   have  Diwali  get  togethers  and  parties.
Read  more about  Diwali  HERE










 

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Lauren Davenport said...

Nice pictures!

Pat said...

I love all of those lights..they are so pretty!
I would probably love all the sweets too! LOL!

Amrita said...

Thank you Pat and Lauren.

Pat i will be sharing pictures of the Diwali sweets too

Zim said...

I read about this celebration in India and Mauritius, where live also a lot of Hindu. Yes, we have our big light - Jesus Christ.

Amrita said...

That' s right Zim, Jesus i s our light

Lynda Olsen said...

Beautiful pictures Amrita! While everything is so festive looking, it sadens me that people don't know the true Light (Jesus).