Diwali,or Deepawali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) is a major Indian and Nepalese festive holiday, and a significant festival in Hinduism and some of the other faiths which originated in India - Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Light," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. The festival is also celebrated by Buddhists of Nepal, particularly the Newar Buddhists.The Sanskrit word Deepavali means an 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. The word "Divali/Diwali" is a corruption of the Sanskrit word "Deepavali" (also transliterated as "Dipavali"). Deepa/dipa means "light of the dharma", and avali means "a continuous line". The more literal translation is "rows of clay lamps".
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alin-m (3716) 2009-10-17 3:29
Nice immage and so good composition.Well done.Best regards.Alin.
korina (547) 2009-10-17 3:50
Amazing picture! Excellent colours. The game with the light and the shadows is really interesting!
Congratulations and warm regards,
bergese (6699) 2009-10-17 8:52
Ta photo est jolie grâce à cette jeune femme mise en beauté par un vêtement bien coloré et des bracelets scintillants.L'alignement de bougies donne une lumiere parfaite.
yquem46 (38750) 2009-10-17 9:12
Oh Yes subir, that's true today is Diwali!
Happy Diwali. Last year i saw it in Varanasi
This shot is superb and quite representative of this indian festivity
In a month I'll be in Tamil Nadu
Happy Diwali to your family and all my indian friends
Morac (27723) 2009-10-17 9:21
Very nice immage and good composition.
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-10-17 20:16
A very good image of this festival. Actually this is a world class image. One of the best I have seen today. Nice work thanks for the information
CLODO (33420) 2009-10-18 0:53
very mystic shot, well organised with the candle pattern. of course, the woman is essential, and well situated in the bend of the candles. A small regret; the top is too dark.
haybelg (631) 2009-10-18 3:00
Very nice picture. Maybe a bit harsh light, but composition is wonderfull.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-10-19 23:22
Hi Subir! They is a good briefing on the festive events of light! that with the splendid picture you present to you here! irreproachable frame and splendid colours and oppositions that impress with the effects of candles and golden colour!
kunitsa (195) 2009-10-24 10:30
Amazing representation of Diwali traditions: superb compo arrangement and sharpness!
patdeph (35748) 2009-10-25 14:41
You already know how I like this photo!This is absolutly wonderful,I love how the colors are standing out the black and how the woman is surrouded by the candles!This is really splendid,and I add it in my theme!
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: Sony DSC-H2
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): mon hommage à l'Inde [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-17 3:23
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