Hello all. I am back with some interesting photos. It has been festive season at India for the entire month of October. First came Navratri– which means nine nights when nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped and then came Karva Chauth – when married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for longevity of their husbands and next Diwali– also known as festival of lights.
I am sharing a photograph of colourful clay lamps known as diyas which are lit on Diwali. Diwali is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali involves the lighting of diyas filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. People worship Godess Lakshmi and these lamps are lit during the night. Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.