Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects you from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday for Christians.
As much I wished to be India for this celebration, I went to an outdoor event here in California, where all Indians came together to celebrate in all it’s colors and happiness
Just being there to capture some moments
The vibrant colors of Indian fabrics
Indian sweets and other moods
May the country of India, I carry in my heart , receive the inside light all the times and may the future look bright in their souls.
Lovely Cornelia, India seems to be lighting everyone’s up. It is absolute beauty. Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you Narayan, I am glad that you enjoyed those images. I just love India and it’s people.
We can only be humbled by your love and support dear Cornelia.
Thank you Athira for enjoying it.
You have captured the vibrant essence of Diwali so beautifully, Cornelia!
Thank you Radhika, your comment as an Indian means a lot to me,
WOW, it looks like in India. These colours are mind blowing. You captured this feeling of India perfectly well.
Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend
The Fab Four of Cley
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Thank you Klausbernd, your observation is very valuable to me, I really glad that you enjoyed this post. Indeed it took me back to India.
Yes Cornelia you have surely captured each and every vibrant colours of Diwali. Such is our India with all their lights and happiness. Happy Diwali to you too.
Thank you my friend, dear Kamal. Those colors and faces simplify India to me.
Yes absolutely true. Always welcome dear Cornelia ❤️❤️❤️
Going to a local Indian festival in California must have filled your heart with joy, Cornelia. The colourful images indicate to me that it was a good substitute for the desired journey to India.
Thank you Peter, it warms my heart that you totally understand my passion for India.
Diwali popped up on my phone calendar yesterday and I wondered what it was. Thanks for this post which is so beautiful, Cornelia.
Thank you Carole, I am glad you enjoyed to see what popped up in your phone calendar.
Gorgeous images Cornelia. It seems much of India’s colorful culture was present in California even if only for a short time.
Thank you so much Tina, I am glad you enjoyed them. There is actually quite a big community of Indian people living around here.
Happy Diwali. My co-workers shared some delicious Diwali desserts and festive joyful greetings last week. It’s a beautiful, wonderful Celebration of Culture and People. Love the pictures, so vibrant and alive. Thanks.
How nice that you got to enjoy some deliciousness from your co-workers. So happy that you enjoyed the vibrance of my captures, India is vibrant and very colorful .
well said, Cornelia. This festival is akin to Christmas. The celebration centers around family and gifts. You have captured the essence of Diwali-the colors!
Thank you dear Arv, your compliments mean a lot to me. Enjoy your week.
Thanks. You too! 🙂