Festival of Lights in India – Diwali

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October 28, 2011Big PictureNo comments

This week, the Indians all over the world celebrated Diwali. This holiday is also known as the “festival of lights” it is one of the most important in the Indian calendar. The Indians lit lamps to celebrate the victory of good over evil. To make presents and sweets and offer prayers to the goddess of fertility. The celebration of Diwali lasts for five days and the fall between mid-October and mid November. In different regions there is a slight difference in the names and legends about the origin of the holiday.

Festival of Lights in India - Diwali1. Hindus during religious rituals at the celebration of Diwali in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26 October 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali2. Hindu priests performing rituals at the celebration of Diwali in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 26 October 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali3. Indian women with flowers and decorations for the festival of Diwali at the store in New Delhi, India, October 26, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali4. Sacred cow in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 October 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali5. Rickshaw loaded with flower garlands to celebrate Diwali in Allahabad, India, October 26, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali6. Girls are finalizing Rangoli, a pattern on the floor, during the celebration of Diwali in Ahmedabad, India, October 26, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali7. Children lighting candles before the Diwali festival of lights in Allahabad, India, 25 October 2011.
8. A woman buys jewelry before the celebration of Diwali in Mumbai, India, October 25, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali9. A girl selling flowers and decorations on the market before Diwali in Jammu, India, 25 October 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali10. Indian hawkers selling artificial garlands and statues, New Delhi, India, 25 October 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali11. People buy marigold garlands to decorate their homes by the beginning of Diwali, Hiberabad, India, October 25, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali12. People buy marigold garlands to decorate their homes by the beginning of Diwali, Hiberabad, India, October 25, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali13. A boy sells jewelry in New Delhi, India, October 25, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali14. Nepalese police dogs decorate with garlands and vermilion paint, Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 October 2011. Dog honored for their contribution to security during the celebration of the festival of lights.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali15. Police dogs performing commands on the celebration of the festival of lights in the police department dog service, October 25, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali16. The girl ends up coloring statues of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and prosperity, Allahabad, India, October 24, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali17. Woman carrying statues of Ganesha and Lakshmi (right) before Diwali, Allahabad, India, October 24, 2011.
1871 Фестиваль огней в Индии18. A woman choosing a bracelet in a jewelry store before the celebration of Diwali, Allahabad, October 24, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali19. Production of traditional Indian sweets on the eve of Diwali, Jammu, India, October 24, 2011.
2070 Фестиваль огней в Индии20. The policeman in the market, where shops and stalls are decorated with garlands in honor of the approaching festival of Diwali in New Delhi, India, October 23, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali21. A woman buys jewelry on the eve of Diwali. Calcutta, India, October 22, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali22. A woman collects clay bowls to lamps, after drying, Allahabad, India, October 22, 2011. At the festival of Diwali lights lit made in honor of the victory of good over evil.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali23. Women from the Indian family is placed around the light pattern Rangoli, Ahmedabad, India, October 21, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali24. A man has to sell the statue of Ganesha, Lakshmi and in Allahabad, India, October 21, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali25. Worker carries a shelf in the market. In the foreground – a box of fireworks. Jammu city is preparing to celebrate Diwali, on October 20, 2011.
Festival of Lights in India - Diwali26. Gonchar is the party lights to furnaces, Allahabad, India, October 17, 2011. The Indians lit fires on the holiday of Diwali, marking the victory of good over evil.