Diwali 2010

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Diwali 2010

  1. 1. DIWALI –FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
  2. 2. Before Diwaliwe send cardsto our friends and family
  3. 3. We go to people’s houses and give presents
  4. 4. People like to buy new clothes on Diwali
  5. 5. Jewelry is also a big favorite
  6. 6. Many create elaborate designs (Rangoli) with color (this one above in the UK)
  7. 7. Rangoli is also made with flowers
  8. 8. Another Rangoli example
  9. 9. On Diwali, the story is that a famous Indian God & King, Rama returned home after 14 years
  10. 10. But it was a moonless, dark night. Ramacouldn’t see. So the people of Ayodhya, who were waiting, had an idea
  11. 11. They lit the roads with little lamps to show them the wayhome. It was a huge celebration that day. This is Diwali, the festival of lights.
  12. 12. Every year Diwali comes on a moonless night. The streets are covered with lights.
  13. 13. People shop. Children buy interesting things like these clay dolls
  14. 14. The shops and markets are colorfully lit too
  15. 15. All the stores look so interesting
  16. 16. Temples of all religions are brightly lit on this day
  17. 17. The Golden Temple looks amazing
  18. 18. There are Diwali fairs everywhere
  19. 19. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth isworshipped for a prosperous year ahead.
  20. 20. The actual day begins with people decorating their prayer areas at home. They thank God for theirfamilies and pray for a great new year with health, wealth and good luck
  21. 21. Little lamps surround the Gods
  22. 22. The prayer area looks festive with fruits & flowers
  23. 23. After prayers, everyone goes out tolight lamps and candles around the house
  24. 24. After prayers, everyone goes out toSome light lampscolored andaround the house diyas are and candles decorated
  25. 25. Then, its time to eat.
  26. 26. Colored mithai (sweets) are everywhere.
  27. 27. People prepare delicious foods in their homes
  28. 28. After eating, kids light firecrackers
  29. 29. The spinning wheel is a big favorite
  30. 30. Children love the sparklers The spinning wheel is a big favorite
  31. 31. Diwali is a time to get closer to family and friends
  32. 32. We love firecrackers the best !Diwali is a time to get closer to family and friends
  33. 33. Diwali symbolizes going from darkness to light, thestart of the Hindu New Year and a celebration forIndians of all religions all over the world.

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