Diwali / Deepawali / दीपावली - Hindu festival of light. Rajasthan, India
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October, 2 years ago, little town in west Rajasthan, India. A week before Diwali ( दीपावली) the streets were lined with firecracker wrappers. On Diwali eve, a dark night, the windows and fences were lined with deepaks ( दीप, oil lamps). Some teenagers on a scooter offered me a ride. House hopping we made our way through some neighbourhoods. In the homes there is a table with dieties and lamps. On the floors and doorsteps Rangoli is painted (chalk made decorations). In the alleys, children are playing with firecrackers. This postcard is made of adventures I had in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Himatchal Pradesh. Today I had sent diwali greeting postcards to all these friends I met on the way. Hope they arrive on the same eve, 2 years later.
More about this experience on My India: Where every village is home - Experience !
Also by Etan Doronne
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