Thursday, October 19, 2006

Getting ready for Diwali....

Diwali also known as deepawali, the festival of lights starts tomorrow. Pottery town in bangalore is getting busier day by day for preparing earthen lamps called diya's used extensively in all indian homes to decorate and illuminate the surroundings of the house. More..

The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word Deepavali means array of lights that stands for victory of brightness over darkness. As the knowledge of Sanskrit diminished, the name was popularly modified to Diwali, especially in northern India. On the day of Diwali, many wear new clothes, share sweets and light firecrackers. The North Indian business community usually starts their financial new year on Diwali and new account books are opened on this day. Refer...

Deepavali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of
Ashwayuja. It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships. More..
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Anonymous Thu Oct 19, 01:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  

oh, i thought its on 20/Oct? i'd better send the e-greetings out soon!

are you celebrating? Happy Diwali :)

Anonymous Fri Oct 20, 02:44:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Rajesh, all my questions about Diwali are answered here. I have just found out there will be celebrations in Sydney this weekend and also at the Art Gallery of NSW next wednesday. I will try to go and have a look. Happy Diwali!
I really enjoy your blog a lot, both for the photos and the commentaries.

Annie Fri Oct 20, 03:20:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Happy Deepavali to you and yours, Rajesh.

Asha Fri Oct 20, 03:50:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Nice picture of Deepas!! Deepavali Shubhashayagalu nimmellarigu!!:))

Mountainboy Fri Oct 20, 06:23:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Great shot, love the geometry of it.

Unknown Fri Oct 20, 08:52:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks you all and Wishing you a happy ans prosperous Diwali!!

Carlos Lorenzo Fri Oct 20, 04:29:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Beautiful pottery

Reflex Wed Oct 25, 04:09:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Beautiful photo, I like this pattern of pottery.