Friday, October 14, 2011

Colours of Diwali : The Festival Of Lights


Diwali is one of my favourite festivals. 

In the past I have witnessed this in both Nepal and India but as I have not left yet I shall pop into Brisbane tonight to join the crowds, enjoy some fine Indian food and listen to some loud Bollywood style music!

This festival means the triumph of good over evil. For me I just love the amazing contrasting colours created by this festival, the oranges, the reds, the pinks and the warmth of candle light. 

During this festival I have seen people hang lanterns and burn candles at their front doors, whilst most homes display Rangoli artwork at their entrances, garden areas and even on entire floors. 

This intricate artwork and patterns can be made from petals, flowers, coloured sand, rice or chalk powder. 
Here is some entrance artwork of Ganesh!
If you are interested at looking at how to decorate for Diwali check out this link for some great ideas.

Only a few weeks left till I am off to Nepal... Yippee...

Have fun.


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful art work and great color combination.

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  2. Hi Lisa, I'm green with envy...Nepal is my favourite country I have visited so far. It's amazing isn't it. I missed going in to town for the festivities:(
    Sarah

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Thanks for your thoughts. I read every comment and appreciate your feedback.
Have fun, Lisa

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