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Diwali 2013

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 Narkasura. 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.

See my past entries here and here.

The images below are from the Narkasura evening in Panjim in 2006.

Narkasur Nite 2006 Goa

Narkasur, Panjim (2006)
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Narkasur Nite 2006 Goa

Another one from 2006
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Narkasur Nite 2006 Goa

Sri Krishna beheads Narkasur with his sudarshan chakra
5D, 70-200L f/2.8 IS

Diwali lamps

5D, 35L

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