Festival of lights Diwali in India

• Festival of Lights Diwali in India

In India, it held a 5-day festival of lights Diwali, which falls on the beginning of the month of Kartik (October-November). Diwali in Sanskrit means "fiery bunch". These days the streets are illuminated with thousands of lights symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and the air shakes with fireworks, explosions of rockets and firecrackers to drive away evil spirits.

India by satellite in normal days and during Diwali.

Festival of lights Diwali in India Festival of lights Diwali in India

Here the artist completes the making of clay figures of the goddess Kali, who symbolizes the destruction of ignorance and maintaining world order. Usually depicted as a four-armed long-haired skinny woman with blue skin. Four hands represent the four cardinal directions and the 4 main chakras. Her dark blue - the color of infinite space, eternal time, as well as death. Calcutta.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

In each region of India celebrating the festival of lights Diwali has its own characteristics. For some parts of the country Diwali coincides with the beginning of the New Year. On this day, the traders to establish order in their shops and book of accounts, and the shops and houses are illuminated by oil lamps or lights. Allahabad.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Firecrackers and fireworks are inherent attributes of the festival of lights Diwali, because we have to somehow ward off evil spirits! Production of light and thunderous production is in full swing, Kolkata.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

lights all try to return home before the start of the festival. Second-class car in the Indian.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Hanuman - the divine monkey, the son of the wind god Vayu. Xanuman can fly through the air, change their shape and size, has the power to allow him to pull out of the land of hills and mountains. Allahabad.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

The shop selling the bracelets for the holiday, New Delhi.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

The clerk in a flower shop, waiting for its customers, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

In most of the Indian festival of lights Diwali is dedicated to the goddess of wealth and fertility of Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu. Home thoroughly cleaned, all the lights are lit, as the goddess does not like the dark.

The sea of ​​candles and lamps in Allahabad.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

On the streets of Mumbai.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Merchant colored powders, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Nepalese police dogs, Kathmandu. Painted with colors of beads around his neck. According to Hindu tradition, dogs are the messengers of Yamaraja - the god of death.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Light message from the lamps in Hindi reads: "Happy Diwali". Chandigarh.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Shop selling lamps for the festival of lights Diwali, Mumbai.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

The ritual associated with Hanuman - the divine monkey. About him already we talked a little higher. Allahabad.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Flashlights, lamps, candles - the most tradable commodities in the markets these days. Kathmandu.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar - the holy city of the Sikhs.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Cow traditionally revered in Hinduism as a sacred animal. It represents fertility, purity, holiness. A sacred cow is not a sin and to feed the hand. Kathmandu.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Ritual with dogs during the festival of lights Diwali, in Katmandu. It looks like it, this ritual is not very liking.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Sellers of fruit in Kathmandu.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

Festival of Lights Diwali began on November 13 and will last for 5 days.

Festival of lights Diwali in India

During this time, the light must conquer darkness, the good must conquer evil, and evil spirits will be permanently expelled.

Festival of lights Diwali in India