living in a faraway land,
back home in India
the picture must be something like this:
All the small clay lamps are lit up by now;
the yellow of the Marigold,
the red of the 'Kum-kum',
the pink of the Lotus,
the garlands, sequins
'puja thalis' and 'rangolis',
are all painting beautifully
the dazzling images of Diwali, The Festival of Lights.
The word 'Diwali' originates from the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali'
which means 'Rows of Lights' !
The auspicious 'Ammavaasa'
in the month of 'Kartik',
the glittering 'diyas' and lanterns,
and the beautiful fireworks and sound of crackers
announces the arrival of the most vibrant festival of my country.
This is another gorgeous 'Diwali'
in this little tropical island.
I am off to prepare some sweets for family and friends
(what is Diwali without homemade sweets)..
Please do not forget to share your thoughts on
what is your plan for this Diwali.
This is a pre-Diwali design post. For more inspirations, stay tuned.
All pictures are photographed by me. Please, do not reuse them in any form without my written permission. Thanks.