November 15, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday # 6, Thursday Challenge 9

One of my favorite festivals is Diwali. It's after four yours I'm in India during this festival. This festival is celebrated due to triumph of  good over evil. During school days I used to burn the crackers, enjoy till dawn with friends and have fun with noisy fireworks. 


In Sanskrit Diwali or Deepavali means "row of lights". You find lamps in front of most of the houses through out India. This is the resemblance of spirit and unity of the country.


This festival is also known for Lakshmi pooja (Goddess of wealth) who helps attain health, wealth, peace and prosperity to the family.









Firecrackers come in different varieties from the delightfully visual ones to the ear deafening noisy ones. Standard type of crackers include Flower pots, Bhoo chakra (Ground wheel), Vishnu chakra and Rockets. I've taken many snaps, among all this is my favorite shot. These are my snaps for this week Mellow Yellow Monday and Thursday Challenge. Hope you all liked these snaps.

Cheers,
Vrinda.



10 comments:

indicaspecies said...

Deepavali is an lovely festival and the rows of diyas is wonderful.

Leah said...

Deepavali festival.. I'd google that one later.. =)

Nice display of fireworks.. I really like the first picture.. it's dramatic. Are those lamps? They kinda looks like candles.. =)

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Vrinda said...

@ indicaspecies

Thanks for visiting my blog.

@Leah

Those are not candles, they are diyas. It is clearly visible in the second snap. Thank you for dropping wonderful comments.

Shiju Sugunan said...

I rejected all of my pictures this Deepavali to avoid clichés. These are done well.

chubskulit said...

Lovely shot.

Banker's Desk Lamp

Gattina said...

Don't know the festival but your pictures are very nice!

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

brilliant!! Ill celebrate good over evil any day.

Myfanwy said...

Why are everyone else's photographs more interesting than one's own? Good choice for the theme

Jama said...

I love going to Little India here just to see the Diwali decorations being sold there and the street lights decorations. Most of the Indian homes here do not decorate their houses with such oil lamps but using the twinkling electrical lights due to safety issue.

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful shots