Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The first lamp of Deepawali!

"Deepawali" (also transliterated as "deepaawali") literally means a row of lamps (Sanskrit "deepa" = lamp and "aawaLi" = row, line). In due course, the popular name has shortened to Diwali. This first lamp lit on the first day of deepawali made of wheat flour and kept facing south, the direction of yama, god of deaths to keep out his ‘sight’ on the house respectfully….

4 comments:

Shireena Thu Oct 30, 08:29:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Happy Diwali!
I really am entranced by the halo around this flame.
-S

Hendrawan Riau Thu Oct 30, 10:41:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Deep description friend..

humanobserver Thu Oct 30, 11:37:00 AM GMT+5:30  

The first lamp of Deepawali was the best....

Rajesh Dangi Thu Oct 30, 03:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks, keeps me going!