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Diwali - Festival of Lights

Updated on March 18, 2012

Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most awaited festivals by kids as it includes bursting crackers and fireworks, hence commonly known as "Festival of Lights".

For those not interested in fireworks, it is the time when a lot of sweets and other delicious dishes are prepared at home. Family and friends spend time together and it is time for celebration!

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists as well! Diwali for me, is more of a photography time than of anything else. Some of my photos have been posted herewith.

Diwali also teaches many important things in life which are not very explicit:

1. To learn the art of giving and forgiving:

Its festival time and you wish everyone irrespective of any incidents in the past thus learning to forgive. Its also during Diwali that you give sweets and crackers to friends and family teaching kids the art of sharing

2. Remove the darkness inside you

Being the Festival of Lights, you should not only remove the darkness outside but also that inside you by removing unwanted negative thoughts and pessimism.

3. Unity is strength

By celebrating the festival together you learn and teach others the importance of Unity as a family, as a state, as a country and in turn as a world.

4. Save Nature

Though bursting crackers is fun and is enjoyable, we also realize the damage done by us to nature in front of our eyes. the amount of air, water and noise pollution done is very evident on the Diwali day. This should open our eyes and we should take maximum efforts to save nature round the clock

Diwali is celebrated in the month of October or November. Visiting India during Diwali will give the tourists immense joy and to know about the cultural heritage and traditions followed in India.

Sparkler in close up
Sparkler in close up | Source
Ground Chakkar
Ground Chakkar | Source
Used Flower pot array
Used Flower pot array | Source
Light Painting done using Sparkler
Light Painting done using Sparkler | Source
Oil Lamp, lighting of which is a symbol of beginning of happiness and prosperity
Oil Lamp, lighting of which is a symbol of beginning of happiness and prosperity | Source
Rocket in action
Rocket in action | Source
Multi color rocket
Multi color rocket | Source
Lamp with shadows
Lamp with shadows | Source


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      Deepika Arun 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      @ lady e :It is indeed a beautiful festival.. you should visit India to enjoy it :-)

      Thanks for reading my hub :-)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      It's a beautiful festival. My Asian students tell me a lot about it.

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      Deepika Arun 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks :-) photography is my passion :-) check out my hub on thanjavur periya kovil

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      Uncle OT 5 years ago

      Hey - absolutely lovely photographs.