Saturday, November 24, 2012

Festival of Lights...

Meaning of the Sanskrit word Deepavali is 'row of lights. And this day for sure is marked by lighting rows of tiny clay lamps in front of the houses. These oil lamps would be glowing for the entire night and the home makers (women) clean the houses in order to please Lakshmi (the goddess of  prosperity). Children await for this festival to enjoy by lighting fire crackers. They experiment with all kinds of fire crackers. Swing it to make patterns, enjoy the bursting of various lights from these fire crackers. The unity of Indians in celebrating this festival is evident from the South Asian Night Lights During Deepavali  published by NASA's earthobservatory.


I am sharing with you the lighting of crackers by our children during the last Deepavali.
Beautiful light bursting out of the little cracker...

the tree adding to the beauty...
Deepavali marks the triumph of good over the evil. In olden days Deepavali was celebrated with the worship of fruitful trees also. 

A few snaps of patters Children made by swinging  the crackers:

The Children were really competing with each other in making patterns. They were happy because this festival is also an occasion of the family reunion...

12 comments:

Jane said...

What a beautiful festival, must be quite a sight !

TexWisGirl said...

the light patterns are really neat! a great celebration.

thanks for stopping by!

Beth said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your photos are beautiful!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jyothi,
Lovely festival and in most cultures there is a festival if lights. It means so much for us humans. Indeed, the tree did add an almost fairy tale view.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Alba said...

awesome!

xoxo

Maria said...

Dear Jyothi,
Thanks for visiting and looking at my blog, though it was not the meaning!
I had never heard of Kerala, so I looked for it in Wikipedia. It is a good part of India. Interesting to read of Deepavali, you make nice pictures.
Regards.

jyothisethu said...

thanks to jane, texwisgirl, beth, mariette, alba and maria for coming in to say something...

Doris Dolly said...

jyot..." Festival de luces "

Me encanta todo lo que publicas.

¡¡ muy bonito tu blog !!!

un beso desde Argentina

jyothisethu said...

thank you Doris Dolly

Ubud Scooter Rental said...

Really nice photos

Angela Sullivan said...

So beautiful. Looks like so much fun.

dokka srinivasu said...

Jyothisethu madam

Happy Diwali wishes to you and your family members.

Jyothisethu madam beautiful narration on Diwali festival and amazing photos of crackers and lighting during Diwali. Thanks for sharing them.

Madam this is my Diwali message "Lamps of India" which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.

http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html

Jyothisethu madam please look in to my Diwali Lamps of India message and share your valuable comments.

Madam this is my Kerala Mural paintings message.

http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/03/kerala-mural-paintings.html