Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Festival Of Lights


My word for ABCwednesday is Lamps .Lamps symbolise the festival of lights in our country.

Deepavali meaning 'rows of lights 'is an important festival,celabrated with enthusiasm all over india.Deepavali symbolizes the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spirutual darkness.It is the celabration of victory of good over evil and the glory of light.Deepavali is celabrated on the new moon day in the month of october and is on 17th this year.

Indians give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen ‘diyas’ (lamps), decorating the houses,wearing new clothes, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast. It is wonderful to see the rows and rows of beautiful lamps , lighting up our homes.The lighting of lamps is a way of paying obeisance to god for attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace, valor and fame. It is not only aesthetically beautiful but has a deeper meaning to it as we are warding off the darkness of ignorance, of anger, of temptations, with the light of wisdom, love and freedom.

The festival ushers in the beginning of prosperity and abundance and an atmosphere of joy and festivity is in the air now as people prepare for the magical day.

This is my 100th post and I wish to thank my followers at this time for following my blog and giving me encouragement through their comments.I value them a lot . My sincere thanks to all.

Wishing all prosperity and abundance

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  1. L for both Lamps and Light - yes :) I was invitet to India once, but unfortunately I could`t go. I hope there will be another chanse :)

  2. Sema,
    Congratulations on your 100th post. That is a landmark! And how perfect you are writing about a Festival Of Lights. You bring such light to others with your creations here. :-) I loved learning about this festival. I wish we, in America, had something like this. The traditions you describe are just so beautiful. It would fill the country with light!
    Blessings to you~

  3. Lovely and interesting post for the L day!

    Thank you, Sema!


  4. Very interesting post for the letter L. Thank you for all the enlightning information.

  5. I love that image, so pretty!

  6. Congratulations on your milestone! Nice post for L.

  7. beautiful take on the theme letter

  8. Lene,i hope you get to visit india soon!

    Jan,Thank you for wishes!I have learnt so much from you and value your encouraging comments.

    Thank you Sylvia,Photowannabe,Mara,Tumblewords and Magiceye for your comments.

  9. I'm thinking how important lamps are in many cultures, not just for illumination but preparedness.

  10. Hi Sema, thank you for sharing your festivity with us! It must be wonderful to see all those lights.

  11. Congratulations on your 100th post.
    I love the lamps and the light...

  12. Congratulation, and thank you for sharing the Deepavali with us.


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