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PostSubject: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:35 pm

I'd like to show you some pictures that I took during Diwali festival this year. As I live in Gurgaon, I'll show you some Gurgaon's views Smile

As you might know, Diwali is celebrated during 5 days. Diwali itself is celebrated on the new moon night of the Karttik month according to the Hindu calender. The day that comes two days before Diwali is called Dhanteras. It is believed that Lakshmi and the God of Ayurveda Dhanvantari came out of the Milk ocean during churning by surs (gods) and asurs (demons). On this day people buy some steel utensiles and a silver coin to use it then in Lakshmi puja on Diwali.

The next day is called Narak Chaturdashi. It is believed that Bhagwan Krishna killed the demon Narakasur. This day is also called Chhoti Diwali which means little Diwali. People light up diyas (little earthen lamps), mostly near the entrance gates and decorate their houses with bulb garlands Smile That's how it looked like in our neighbourhood:





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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:45 pm

Это наш светильник soshy

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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:50 pm

The next day my husband and I went for the last Diwali pooja shopping to the sector 14 market.

Look at these people selling flower garlands Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:13 pm

Typical Diwali shopping:



Statues of Lakshmi and Ganesh for Diwali pooja








Boxes of sweets and dry fruits:



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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:17 pm

Diwali house ornamentations:





Rangoli powder:


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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:24 pm

Rangoli near one of the boutiques Wink



Look at these footprints made with the rangoli powder. I am not sure, but I guess they are made for greeting Lakshmi, so that she could walk inside stepping onto those footprints Smile This is my guess, I hope Neel could help us out Smile



Statue of Ganesh surrounded by diyas:



This swastika sign is made with petals:


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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:25 pm

WOW!!! sunny sunny sunny
Yulika, thanks a LOT!!! queen hugs
Very beautiful and interesting... allears allears allears
Is that it or you have more pictures? Smile
I just could keep looking... drunken drunken drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:19 pm

hugs Cool WOW! So interesting allears
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:11 pm

Owlet wrote:
WOW!!! sunny sunny sunny
Yulika, thanks a LOT!!! queen hugs
Very beautiful and interesting... allears allears allears
Is that it or you have more pictures? Smile
I just could keep looking... drunken drunken drunken
That's not it Wink U r welcome girls hugs
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:45 pm

Это впоследствии висело над входной дверью:



Diwali lights:










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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:53 pm

Our Diwali pooja:












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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:51 am

yulika wrote:
Это впоследствии висело над входной дверью:



Is it your carpet from Russia? scratch Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:42 am

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Is it your carpet from Russia? scratch Wink
No, this is my chaddar from India hihi (Это покрывало на кровать с типичным ковровым рисунком hihi ) I'll show you my carpet later Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:18 am

Юля, огромное спасибо!!! sunny
Все просто волшебно и сказочно!!! drunken
Теперь это уже все? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:27 am

Красотааааа! Юль, а вот гирлянды на домах, как у вас по-соседству, это у всех дома бывает или на прокат берут на время праздника?
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:57 am

На здоровье hugs
Рани, да, уже все Wink

Наташ, у всех свои, я так понимаю закупаются, и потом достают на праздники. в основном на Дивали, еще вывешивают, если в семье свадьба Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Юля, я тебе очень благодарна за все твои фотоотчеты. Cool
Благодаря тебе мы можем одним глазком заглянуть в жизнь индуистской семьи, для меня это важно.
Когда я жила в Индии, то смотрела на все со стороны, поскольку не была частью никакой местной семьи. Ты очень расширяешь мое представление об Индии, огромное за это спасибо.I love you
А что написано на ваших герляндах? beardscratch

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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:15 pm

На здоровье hugs На наших написано Shubh Dipawali - happy Dipawali
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PostSubject: Re: Diwali in India   Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:06 am

Thanks Cool

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