I took this shot today.. Happy Diwali to All TE friends..
Diwali (English pronunciation: /dɪwɑːli/) also called Divali, Deepavali or the "festival of lights", is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.
For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.. For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619. Arya Samajists, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. They also celebrate this day as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.
The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of deepavali which translates into "row of lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.
The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
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fabbs99 (17167) 2013-11-02 22:01
Happy Diwali and Kali Puja.Nice shot of the deep.Very well taken and TFS.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-03 1:27
Happy Diwali to You Indrasish!
Amazing how excellently you were able to create here pensive mood of the holiday.
The composition and the way you utilized the available light to create the mood is for me just superb!
Have a nice sunday
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2013-11-03 3:10
Happy Diwali! A beautiful shot to mark the occasion, what better way to mark the festival of lights than this brightly burning flame, and the bokeh in the background is a really beautiful touch, filling the darker of the frame perfectly.
Have a great day
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-11-05 0:09
hello brother, a nice and sharp capture here. Like the dia placed off-centred. Great to see the blurry background lights in haze. Nice sharp details of dia as well the flame of it. A very good one. Tfs.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-02
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/5 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-02 10:14