Photographer's Note

It was Diwali night last year, as I came upon some kids bursting crackers. Suddenly this firework started, rising almost 10ft in height.I had only one quick chance to capture this moment. For people unfamiliar with Diwali.... It is one of most beautiful Hindu festivals of India. Despite the diversity of cultures, it is celeberated across the country with equal enthusiasm. Literaly translated it means Festival of Lights.On the night of diwali every house is lit up with diyas (small clay lamps lit with cotton wick and oil). Though these days it has been replaced by cheap chinese bulbs. Diwali is a celebration of Light over Dark, Good over Evil. For North-Indian hindu business men this day is the start of their business calender and they worship Laxmi (Godess of Wealth) & her brother Ganesh(The elephant headed God of Prosperity)

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Partha Ghosh (ghoshpp) (34)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-10-22
  • Categories: Festivals
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 13:12
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