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.
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pascal13 (2098) 2012-11-18 23:22
Hello.Very simple but very nice.
This soft light from this lamp oil emerges a particular,very soothing atmosphere.The depth of field is perfect as well as the exposition.These small spots of light are the most beautiful effect.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Tathagata Das (tatsnew) (76)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR, Osaka UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 6:47