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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:03 am


Dancer Vimi Solanki waits to perform on stage as Lord Krishna during the Hindu festival of Diwali
on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:09 am


A man stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai, November 12, 2012.
Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers and lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:16 am


Surinamese Hindus participate in an annual procession in celebration of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, November 10, 2012.
Hindus in Suriname decorate their homes for Diwali with lamps and candles, hoping Lakshmi will visit them during this period.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:19 am


People hold candles during a mass gathering to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,
in the western city of Ahmedabad November 13, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:32 am


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:12 pm


A Surinamese girl dressed as Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, leads an annual procession in celebration of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo November 10, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:24 pm


Surinamese dressed as Hindu deities participate in an annual procession in observation
of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, November 10, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:28 pm


Surinamese dressed as the Hindu god Rama participate in an annual procession in observation
of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, November 10, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:35 pm


A Surinamese boy dressed as the Hindu monkey god Hanuman participates in an annual procession in observation of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, November 10, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:37 pm


A girl lights candles inside a cricket ground on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,
in the northern city of Allahabad November 12, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:41 pm


A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 12, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:02 pm


People light earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city
of Chandigarh November 12, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:19 pm


A girl sits at a temple after a prayer session during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the village of Taman Permata, outside Kuala Lumpur November 13, 2012.
The Hindu community, which makes up 8 percent of Malaysia's 28 million population, celebrates Diwali, known locally as Deepavali, on Tuesday by decorating their homes and visiting places of worship.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:04 pm


Indians light candles during the festival of Diwali outside a Sikh Gurudwara in New Delhi,
Nov. 13, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:15 pm


Widows gather around a tulsi plant and light oil lamps to celebrate Diwali at a rest house run by a devotee in Bhubaneswar, India, Nov. 13, 2012.

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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:29 pm

Wow, great photos!

No, I guess, that would be it, I didn't click much Sad

Char-mukha means with 4 corners (faces, mouths)
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:47 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:33 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:35 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:57 pm

Lovely photos!

Our simple celebration tonight:



It is a tradition to keep a four-corner diya (char-mukhi diya) lit for the whole night!
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:59 pm

Rangoli at my student's house"
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:02 pm

Diwali decorations by my Bengoli colleagues:



Close-ups:




Different design:
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PostSubject: Re: Festival of Lights - DIPAWALI   Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:04 pm

Thanks you so much!!! spinflower bouquet
Happy Diwali!!! Blowpipe Bear Dance Dance Ele

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