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Happy Diwali…! (A concise picture)

History of Diwali  : Diwali is celebrated by Hindus in India and around the world.. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Rama (Ref:Rama from the Hare Rama, Hare Krishna) , was banished from his palace in Ayodhya (he was the crown prince), along with his wife Sita & brother Lakshmana to live in a forest for many yrs (due to some interfamily rivalry & politics , yeah vamps of those days playing their dirty internal games..lol)..So when Rama was returning back to his palace after many years, people lit up the roads and streets to lead him the way…So people celebrated Diwali or Deepa-wali (Deep: Light) on that day…

Present day significance : Diwali is the festival of light.People of the Indian subcontinent believe that the light would shine away the darkness in their lives..Darkness of all forms like poverty, bad health, problems of all sorts & the like…Also people burst crackers in order to scare away demons & evil spirits from their life and their surroundings…

People wish each other with HAPPY DIWALI and exchange gifts & sweets…Giving boxes of sweets is very common among friends and relatives while within a family people tend to buy gifts & products (Like people do before Christmas in the west…), as it is believed to be auspicious and lucky, also there are many discounts & offers during this time of the year…

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On the day of the Diwali, many people also celebrate Lakshmi Puja, where Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth… In the occasion of Lakshmi Puja people bring idols of Lakshmi & Ganesha to their homes, offices & shops and pray them for the whole year round..Ganesha is the Lord of Well being…It is written in Hindi scriptures that u have to pray to Lord Ganesha fefore u prey any other God or Goddess…

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Also oil lit deeps/diyas or the light ( in the above picture) has been replaced by small bulbs (due to health hazards, costs and modernness offcourse)..Here is a picture of the kinds of lights used…

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Also some people celebrate Kali Puja, Kali is the counterpart of Goddess Durga, the wife of Lord Shiva.. (Kali has been mentioned as the Goddess of Death in the movie  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen  )

Here is a picture of Goddess Kali painted on a wall in Kolkata (East India)..

In India people dont do wall graffiti, instead, they paint Gods & Advertisements….

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Now here’s a Mind blowing Fact : Can u see any significance between Halloween & Diwali, the lights, the scary, ghostly, evil elements & the sweets..??? Both the events occur  in just about 10 days difference in 2 different parts of the world…? Think about it…

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Here are 4 more Bokeh Images for you : Happy Diwali..=_)

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Research  & Photos : Marcus Sam

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