Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Diwali - Lighting the Lamps....

On the third day (the last day of the year in the lunar calendar), different kind of lamps are lit and shine brightly in every home. The lamp symbolizes knowledge and encourages reflection upon the purpose of each day in the festival. The goal is to remember the purpose throughout the year.

The fourth day of Diwali falls on the first day of the lunar New Year. At this time, old business accounts are settled and new books are opened. The books are worshipped in a special ceremony and participants are encouraged to remove anger, hate, and jealousy from their lives. Refer...
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edwin s Tue Oct 24, 09:45:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I hope you and your family are celebrating the most wonderful Diwali!

Louise Tue Oct 24, 10:09:00 AM GMT+5:30  

beautiful photos. Diwali is a festival that has become a public celebration in Wellington, New Zealand in the past few years. Thanks for sharing.

Asha Tue Oct 24, 11:54:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Beautiful deepa and Deepavali snacks and sweets!

nvittal Wed Oct 25, 03:49:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Nice photos! They are beautiful. I bought two such lamps in my recent trip to India. Thanks for sharing again!

Unknown Wed Oct 25, 08:45:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...keeps me going!

Edulabbe Wed Oct 25, 09:42:00 AM GMT+5:30  

What a beautiful and meaningful celebration!
I didn't know the Diwali traditions, thanks for sharing them with us.
The Sweets in yesterday's post look quite good...

Greetings from Chile

Randy Wed Oct 25, 09:50:00 AM GMT+5:30  

These are beautiful photos and what a beautiful tradition. Thank you so very much for sharing this.

Eric Wed Oct 25, 10:14:00 AM GMT+5:30  

What wonderful photos and tales. Thank you for showing them to us. I have learned a lot this year and will be more ready for next year's festival now!

Reflex Wed Oct 25, 04:07:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Beautiful lights :)

Unknown Sat Oct 28, 08:26:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thank you all...

Curly Sat Oct 28, 01:41:00 PM GMT+5:30  

What couple of real good pictures! Hope you had a good Diwali.

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