Dhanteras marks the start of Diwali celebrations in India. This auspicious day, celebrated two days before Diwali, is the festival of wealth and prosperity. During Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in her owl form for prosperity. Rangolis are made and lamps are kept burning all night to welcome the goddess.
Allahabad, India- Priests hold traditional lamps as the perform rituals during the Maha Kumbh Festival at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. Planing for a trip to Allahabad. we can help you in case u have any queries visit our website.
The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'. Diwali is the festival of diyas or lamp. Also known as ‘Deepak’ or ‘Deep’, the Diyas bring light to the world. During the Diwali time the houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. In Diwali festival, You can find different designs of diyas and candles in the markets. This Diwali decorate your home with beautiful diya by getting ideas from this post.
Earthen lamps being painted in an workshop before the Diwali celebrations. Festivals in India are not just about worshiping God, but they are an expression of art in many forms. It may be a small clay lamp or beautifully made idols of Goddess Laxmi, Ganesh or Kali. There is colour, design and beauty in myriad expressions.
An Indian potter carries earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival Diwali on the outskirts of Jammu, India.
An Indian potter prepares a diya (earthen lamp) ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi on October 30, 2012. Hindus all over the world decorate their homes with earthen lamps and light candles to celebrate Diwali, symbolising, according to Hindu mythology, the homecoming of Lord Rama after vanquishing ten-headed demon King Ravana.
Nov. 12, 2012. A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
Indian Hindu devotees perform a ritual by lighting diyas - earthen lamps - on the occasion of Karthika month in Hyderabad on Nov. 26, 2012. Karthika month is one of the most auspicious months in the lunar calendar which begins on the day after Diwali, the Festival of Lights and ends after 30 days. It is considered very sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM