Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diwali Lamps/Diyas

Diwali is a major festival of India , it celebrates the victory of goodness over evil . Small earthen lamps filled with oil are used to decorate the houses and buildings. Nowadays people have started using electricity bulbs but earthen lamps have an old world charm and are still very popular.
Diwali has very happy childhood memories for me. The earthen lamps had to be bought from the potter , washed and filled with oil.Then on the eve of Diwali they had to be lit and placed on the walls.Crackers , yummy food , relatives, friends and not to forget holidays were an integral part of the festivities.

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