A celebration of light

4 11 2010

Last evening’s wonderful celebration of light, brought to us by none other than the master of wonderment, Mother Nature herself, I guess, is a fitting welcome to the Hindu Festival of Lights, or Deepavali, as it is known in Singapore. This would be celebrated by Hindus around the world tomorrow as Deepavali or Diwali to commemorate the triumph of good over evil, a central theme of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. For me, Deepavali would somehow always be remembered for the colourful cubes of coconut candy that a Sikh neighbour in Toa Payoh would invariably prepare for Deepavali. Incidentally Sikhs also celebrate Diwali, with the day being associated with several significant events in Sikhism. With this, I would like to wish all my Hindu and Sikh friends and readers a very happy Deepavali or Diwali.

Last evening's celebration of light.

Cubes of brightly coloured coconut candy similar to the ones a Sikh neighbour would prepare for Deepavali.

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4 responses

5 11 2010
sartenada

How lovely photos all of them!!! I really do love them.

BTW, now You have possibility to see my photos from Allure of the Seas.

7 11 2010
The wondering wanderer

Thanks Sartenada! :D Made a visit to the Allure of the Seas on your blog – wow! Nice pictures of the big floating city! Do you live near Turku?

7 11 2010
sartenada

Thank You.

No Sir, I live two hours by my car from Turku which is to the West from my home.

In my next blog, if You are interested, I’ll present herring markets in Helsinki and then You can see some sailing ships. That will be on Friday November 12th. So long.

8 11 2010
The wondering wanderer

Will certainly be interested in the herring markets! Looking forward to reading the post! :D

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