Sunday, November 03, 2013

दिवाली की शुभकामनाएं, Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein!

दिवाली की शुभकामनाएं, Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein!

Deepavali Singapore 2013

Taken in Little India

Deepavali is a five-day Hindu festival

The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of deepavali which translates into "row of lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil

These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes

One of the many restaurants

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

The building is constructed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples common in Tamil Nadu

The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, fierce embodiment of Shakti and the god Shiva's wife, Parvati

It is the centre of Hindi worship in Little India

Shopping carries on!

The lights draw many people

Lord Ganesha and a gecko!

Hope you enjoyed the photos

And if you are celebrating, have a wonderful time

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