Festival of Lights : Diwali (in pictures and words)


There are many Hindu festivals in a year , each with deeper meaning of life , righteousness , mindfulness , duty , phases of life , family life. Of all , Diwali is the festival of lights ; signifying triumph of good over evil. We keep small clay made lamps in the house . The name “Diwali” comes from “Deepavali ” which means  row of lamps ( “Deepa” or “Diya”).

We also visit family and friends , exchange gifts , burst fire crackers and believe all of these good work  keep the evils away from our and our loved one’s lives.

In India , at different region , people follow their own rituals and traditions by worshiping Lakshmi ( The Goddess of Wealth ) and Kali  (The “redeemer of the universe” and the goddess of Time and Changes ) during this time  .

What do I do on this day?

– I miss childhood and make sure I recreate similar “Diwali” here , right now , right here. These pictures are absolutely “home-made” ! My 48 hour long weekend was busier than any episode of  “24” !  😉

*** Happy Diwali to all my friends who believe in good and “the win of good over bad in life ” ! ***

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Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

32 thoughts on “Festival of Lights : Diwali (in pictures and words)”

  1. I love it too , Itty. Even though it’s a hindu festival, in India , my friends from all major religions used to celebrate it together. In that way, it was all about enjoyment and being happy together! Thank you so much for reading and stopping by.

  2. Hi Archita, they still make these cracker. As I’m writing to you they are again at it. can you imagine, thousands of rupees are burnt in few days. Phujharies, chakries and anars are okay but these bombs are horrible. We are unique when it comes to show off. love and hugs.

  3. Thank you very much, Indira. Do they still burn those fire crackers that makes noise pollution? I m sorry to hear that you had to tolerate those! I do not like any kind of crackers. I just hide behind the lens and observe loved one’s happiness through it ,when they burn cracker ! 🙂

  4. Beautiful photographs Archita dear. I nearly died of three hours continuous deafening sound of crackers, all smoke and noise pollution.could not talk on phone, could not watch TV. My area is like that. Though I love lights and Diyas. Hope you enjoyed a lot.

  5. Yes, this festival is more about happiness and enlightenment . Thank you very much for reading and the support , C.K. I am going to your blog now , haven’t found time to read your posts in this weekend.

  6. What a beautiful festival! The more I read about it from bloggers who celebrate it the more I love the meaning of it. Thank you for sharing, Archita – it’s nice to learn about other’s celebrations 🙂

  7. Yes, I keep this space areligious , this blog is about human nature , philosophy , arts and nature photography ! Thank you so much, Ree 🙂

  8. Thank you so much. 🙂 Yes, me too! plus , any festival to me means no cooking at home , meeting friends and family – that thought ,within a second, brings happiness! 🙂

  9. It looks beautiful… Then again I’m a sucker for candles, flowers, and festivals. 🙂

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