Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Diwali" festival of lights 屠妖节快乐 ...

Deepavali (also spelled Divali in few countries) or Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in Malaysia.

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali", which translates into row of lamps.

Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.

Here, I pray for all my family and friends alike to be happy and safe in this festival of lights.


These lights are shot at an Indian temple in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur.

25 comments:

NYC In Photographs said...

A lovely photo! I like your depth in this shot.

siberia said...

a very inspiring photo! :)

Traveling Hawk said...

I heard about Divali, it seems to be a wonderful festival! A nice photo!

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Joop Zand said...

Great photo !

greetings, Joop

T. Becque said...

Lovely.

Ángel said...

Emotiva y sorprendente. Felicidades.
Cordiales saludos

Laura.M said...

Bonita celebración del festival de las luces.
Me gusta como lucen las velas.
Saludos.Laura

mARTy said...

that is so nice! great atmosphere

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Velas en los cocos... que chulada...

Saludos y un abrazo.

JM said...

Beautifully photographed! Great work.

Remi said...

Nice picture, it looks so filled with the harmony .. :)

Alexander DeLarge said...

BEAUTIFUL. It transmits the feeling of festivity and peace so well... congratulations Wong, I love it.

Alex.

Bob Bushell said...

A happy Diwali to everyone, and it was a beautiful photo to bring in the festival.

MIMOSA said...

fire has the power to hypnotize and you do with your images.
Kisses!

FRANKIE PAIN said...

oh tah nk you mr Wong is hard and waem and spitual and wonderfull exibition and tank you to eauting taht with your riding et prier with with you thank you of frankie

dilaOHdila said...

wow...namoak smooth jek. ni kat mana bro? Batu caves ka?

veredit said...

A wonderful Diwali for you!! Wong!!

about the picture:
Charming, impressive! Great work, congratulations!

ρομπερτ said...

As important as the beating of a heart. Felt picture indeed. Please have a good start into the weekend.

daily athens

teca said...

It's a harmonious picture.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Kisses.

Patrick Lucas said...

Belle lumière pour éclairer nos coeurs : Merci Wong !

Randy said...

So beautiful. Interest post too. Wish I could have been there.

Arnaud said...

Mysterious picture.

Kim said...

This is a lovely shot! The warm flames against the cool background is striking.

Natell said...

J'aime beaucoup cette profondeur et ce cadrage.