Diwali - A festival of lights !!
Linear Lanterns !!
These Hexagonal shaped Diwali lanterns are used by people who hang these lanterns in their homes during the festival of Diwali. Try going to the Bazaars during Diwali to get some of these lanterns. You can also choose from a wide variety of colors as to which lantern you like best.
The Sparks Fountain !!
Lanterns in the sky !!
Rangoli Roundabout !!
A Lava Shower !!
A cluster of fireworks !!
Have you ever seen something more beautiful than a whole cluster of fireworks bursting in the sky at the same time, emitting different colors? There is something so powerful and yet so beautiful when a firework erupts in the night sky. With tons of people just looking up and enjoying something that ends within a matter of seconds while waiting for the next one hoping that none of it ends anytime soon.
A Golden Temple !!
Not Tokyo !
This isn't the famous Tokyo City of Japan people !! This is our very own Indian city of Mumbai on the night of Diwali where every single nook and corner of the city is lit with bright lights marking that the festival of Diwali has begun and so have the celebrations.
Burning Bright letters !!
You have all seen small planes doing skywriting in the sky or performing stunts by producing smoke to write big readable words in the sky. Well, these school kids may not be flying planes in the picture but have done something very similar and much cuter. Using only lit diyas they have inscribed the words, Happy Diwali burning brightly on the ground.
Now that these kids have taken the courtesy to design you a greeting, make sure you wish them a very happy Diwali each time you pass by those letters.
The Little Wizard !!
Looks like the little guy has gotten bored of showing off his firecracker skills for the 150th time to the photographer. Well, he might be in for a surprise when he sees what the photographer has capture while he kept circling the firecracker round and round.
One look at his cool stare and the fiery background he has created from his wand makes you wonder whether he is a wizarding student from the Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. A Little Harry Potter indeed !!
A Goldfish Rangoli !!
This isn't a candlelight vigil ceremony, this is just a beautiful design of a candlelight rangoli. Look closely and you'll see that it isn't a regular rangoli design but instead it resembles that of a fish. And instead of using diyas , these girls have up come with an even more creative idea of using candles on the design thus giving the fishing a golden glow.
Well, then this can be officially classified as a " Goldfish Rangoli ". Kudos to these creative and talented youngsters.
The Brightest Stock Exchange !!
The Bombay Stock Exchange illuminated with glowing lights during the festival of Diwali. Fun Fact: The Building is also officially considered to be one of the fastest and biggest stock exchanges in the world.
Guess it is probably going to set a third record of being one of the brightest-stock-exchanges-at-night buildings in the world !!
The Diya record !!
Now while you may have seen a lot of diyas arranged in houses, buildings, etc, you probably may have even pondered regarding the fact that how people could place so many diyas at one place. Well my friend, prepare to be awestruck !!
The temple seen here is the Akshardham Mandir illuminated with diyas on Diwali. But here's the thing, this particular temple set a record of placing around 9000 diyas both inside the temple and around the temple grounds. Not 100, not 500...but 9000 diyas people !! Now that is a lot of diyas in one place !!
The Stadium is Set !!
Those aren't flashing runway lights signalling a plane for a landing on airport grounds This is the Madan Mohan Malviya stadium illuminated with diyas on the festival of Diwali. From varying symbols and shapes, and also letters the whole stadium ground's beauty is captured from afar.
A star studded cast !!
Lord's Birthplace !!
This beautiful temple is known as the Shri Krishna Janam bhumi Temple and is also famous for the fact that this was the place where the almighty Lord Krishna was born. During the festival of Diwali , the temple is illuminated with multiple vibrant colors that make up for the shapes of the whole building's construction itself. Unlike the common colors of yellow and red used in places during Diwali, the temple includes colors like purple, green, white, pink etc.
The Golden City !!
A beautiful aerial shot of Jaipur captured from above during the festival of Diwali. While it is famously known as the ''Pink City'' due to the color primarily used on buildings, maybe it can a hold a second title called '' The Golden City'' too, cos on the eve of Diwali, you get to see more of the golden color sprinkled around the place at night.
For a Good Cause !!
People releasing the sky lanterns as a way of promoting a more peaceful and eco-friendly Diwali. More importantly, the cause is to promote awareness against child labor in the firecracker industry.
While crackers may seem fun and all, make sure you don't encourage anything, especially crackers that are created at the hands of an innocent child.
The humble Diyas !!
Don't forget that the success of all these illuminated landmarks around India is solely credited to these little lamps called Diyas. You have all probably heard of the famous quote, that goes," ëven the little things can make a big difference'', guess this true in the case of these humble little diyas.
For even the tiniest flame can illuminate a whole building even in absolute darkness.
Make-a-wish Lantern !!
A man releases a sky lantern into the sky. This Diwali , try designing your own sky lanterns and set them free into the skies. And just like a wishing star, as your lantern floats above high up in the air and into the sky, try making a wish. Your wish just may get fulfilled. You never know what great things are coming your way before the next Diwali !!
Happy Diwali folks !!