I’ve been talking about Diwali for quite some time now and so it was only fitting that I published something about the festival on my blogs.
I won’t be going into the why and what of the festival because Wikipedia and the like are so much better at it!
Just some photos… Will that do?
Known as ‘Lakshmi Kadam’ or ‘Footprints of Goddess Lakshmi’, they are considered very auspicious and are drawn as a symbol of the welcome of the Goddess in our lives and homes.
Candles sticking out of little terracotta bowls, to be put around the house. Actually, this is just to minimise the damage caused to the furniture due to the melting wax!
Decoration on the stairs with flowers and oil lamps and hand-drawn Lakshmi-Kadam (Rangoli).
The worshipping place.
The ‘Puja ki Thali’ or a plate with the things required to successfully conduct a prayer. Some flowers, rice, turmeric, vermilion, and sweets.
Houses, as far as you can see, adorned with lights