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The Beauty of Diwali Around the World

Today is Diwali (Deepavali).

This annual festival is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India and among the Indian/Hindu diaspora around the world.

Celebrated to signify the triumph of good over evil it is also known as the Festival of Lights.

It’s a radiant occasion to be enjoyed so let’s go on a photo tour to share that joy.

Peace, love, joy and prosperity to all celebrating Diwali.

1. Happy Diwali India

Happy Diwali India

This (photoshopped) satellite picture is an interpretation of just how lit up India is for Diwali.

It would be lovely to think this is real.2

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2. Golden Glow

Golden Glow

Hundreds of lights brighten a temple.

3. Lanterns

Lanterns

A market stall stocked with brightly colored lanterns that will adorn homes and streets.

4. Rangoli

Rangoli

Colorful rangoli in intricate designs appear on floors and pavements

5. Peacock Rangoli

Peacock Rangoli

The Peacock is the national bird of India

6. Mehndi

Mehndi

For Diwali, women choose Mehndi designs which are full and cover the entire palm.2

7. And the House with the Most Lights is …

And the House with the Most Lights is …

A stunning example of how to celebrate Diwali at home.

8. A Small Chore

A Small Chore

Well someone has to light all those divas.

9. Diwali at Home

Diwali at Home

A simple but stunning Diwali setting

10. Strings of Lights

Strings of Lights

Anything can be made into a candle holder to beautiful effect

11. Bend to Light

Bend to Light

Diwali is a festival for every age.

12. Light up

Light up

Bangled and hennaed hands hold a diya (or diva)

13. So Many Pots to Paint

So Many Pots to Paint

A potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali2

14. Diwali in Delhi

Diwali in Delhi

Dramatic fireworks over the Gate of India in the national’s capital.

15. Diwali in Amritsar

Diwali in Amritsar

The Golden Temple is even more golden when illuminated for the festival.

16. Diwali in London

Diwali in London

Hindu women decorate the Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden, London.2

Diwali in Nepal
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