Festival of Lights.
Diwali greetings to all!
This year the Hindu Festival of Lights, signifying the triumph of good over the forces of darkness, will be celebrated on November 2.
In Goa, the symbolism for the festival draws on the tale of Krishna destroying the demon king Narkasur. Giant effigies of the demon are built and staged in public spaces the evening before and then consigned to flames at dawn ushering in Diwali.
The images below are from the Narkasur evening in Panjim in 2006. They are among the first images I took with my first real camera, the Canon EOS 5D.