Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Happy Diwali! दीवाली

I won't be getting much reading done between tomorrow and Sunday because we're celebrating the Indian Festival of Light or Diwali as it is called. If you want to know more about Diwali and how my family celebrates it, feel free to visit my Anthropologist blog, I will probably be posting something there later this evening.

See you Sunday everyone! :)

(pic. courtesy, my unknown angel on flickr)

25 comments:

beenzzz said...

Lotus, Happy Diwali. Hope you have a wonderful time.

mitr_bayarea said...

Wishing you and your family A Happy Diwali. Read the post on your way of celebrating Diwali, sounds like a nice plan. Great pics!

Chloe said...

Happy Diwali, what a beautiful festival of light!

Lotus Reads said...

Thank you, beenzzz! Do you celebrate the festival?


Hello, mitr

Wishing you a wonderful Diwali, too! Can't wait to read all about it on your blog.

Hi, Chloe

Thank you so much! Diwali provides such wonderful photographic opportunities, wish I had your camera expertise!

jenclair said...

Happy Diwali! I love any holiday that celebrates lights, candles, lamps, lanterns. The pictures are gorgeous, especially the candles around the painted design.

Foodie's Hope said...

Happy Diwali to you!! Enjoy!!

nomadica said...

hope you have a beautiful and colourful Diwali! do you get to set off firecrackers and sparklers?! i also love the tradition of rangoli.

Carl V. said...

Haven't heard of this one but it sounds lovely. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!

Danielle said...

Happy Diwali! How lovely!!

Susan in Italy said...

Happy Diwali! may good conquer all evil! (I think that's how they say it)

David D Jerald said...

Happy Diwali lotus,
I really like the idea of candles lit everywhere. There is something very spiritual about candles burning. It relaxes me, helps me think better, gives me peace. I like your festival very much. Have a fun and wonderful time.
Dave

Lotus Reads said...

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes! Day one of the holiday is nearly done, four more to go! ;)

Really appreciate all the wishes, thanks!

Bhaswati said...

Happy Diwali, Lotus! I will be sure to visit your other blog to join in the celebrations.

Deepavali greetings for your entire family. :)

bibliobibuli said...

happy diwali, Lotus!

Angela in Europe said...

Have fun celebrating! The picture is lovely.

Joy said...

I'm not familiar with this celebration, but "Festival of Lights" sounds beautiful and peaceful. Enjoy! I may just pop over to your other blog to learn more about it. Thanks.

princeparas said...

Happy Diwali !

Shashikiran said...

Happy Deepavali, Lotus. Here in India, it is an explosive celebration this year.

Lotus Reads said...

Again, a BIG thank you to everyone for your wishes. Some of you are celebrating Diwali yourselves, so I truly appreciate you taking time out to wish me here.

Bhaswati: Thanks for the e-mail greeting, I hope you're having a fantastic Diwali with your friends and family!

Sharon and Angela: So appreciate the wishes, merci beaucoup mes amies!

Joy: It is a beautiful festival and probably the most popular Indian one, too!

Paras: For a minute I thought Prince Paras of Nepal had left me a comment! ;) Glad it's you!

Shashikiran: I envied you during Dusshera and now I envy you again. I get so homesick for Bangalore at festival time. A very Happy Diwali to you and yours!

anocturne said...

can hardly wait for sunday for more treats. have a happy diwali and a very prosperous new year! :)

Lotus Reads said...

Hey, anocturne, thanks, I have missed you!!!

White Forest said...

Hey ..nice blog :)

Happy Diwali to youtoo :)

Lotus Reads said...

Thank you, White Forest!

I gave your blog a quick "dekho" and I have to compliment on you on such an active blog. I will definitely stop by for a longer visit. Thanks!

Bookfool said...

I need to read up on this one - "Festival of Light" sounds like such a beautiful occasion and the photo is lovely. Hope you had a wonderful time!

Doe said...

A belated "happy Diwali"..
I’ve always found Hindu festivals interesting and very very colourful
great photo!