vibrant festivities…

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soak the atmosphere
like a sponge ; vibrant colors
paint the night’s easel

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lit diyas welcome
prosperity to our lives
festive week begins

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Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights”, is an important festival in Hinduism, celebrated for different reasons, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC >>Read more.


For Haiku Heights (Vibrant & Sponge) and Recuerda mi Corazon – Haiku My Heart.


© (october 21, 2011)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

  

152 thoughts on “vibrant festivities…

  1. Thank you for the lesson about the Hindu Festival of Lights. Great way to explain it, through haiku. I'll have to go seek more info now that you've whetted my appetite. Love the photo of the lights as well.Peace

  2. Thank you for the lesson about the Hindu Festival of Lights. Great way to explain it, through haiku. I'll have to go seek more info now that you've whetted my appetite. Love the photo of the lights as well.Peace

  3. A lot of radiance and vibrancy spread here today, and I am soaking in the atmosphere you have created here!! Happy Diwali to you in advance Leo!!

  4. A lot of radiance and vibrancy spread here today, and I am soaking in the atmosphere you have created here!! Happy Diwali to you in advance Leo!!

  5. > Dawn Elliott,I love learning about such things too, esp. with India being such a diverse cultured nation! Thanks and glad you liked my haiku!

  6. > Dawn Elliott,I love learning about such things too, esp. with India being such a diverse cultured nation! Thanks and glad you liked my haiku!

  7. My favorite festival!Along with Durga Puja (but then that's because I am a Bengali!)Sooooo many diyas, so much decorating yet to be done!!! I wish I had someone to help me though 😛 But whatever…Diwali at our place is BEAUTIFUL! The students make huge skeletons of bamboo and with the diyas they depict various scenes from different stories (or epics). And there are huuuge rangolis of course.Yes you're right, I cannot contain myself :PHappy Diwali!!!!

  8. My favorite festival!Along with Durga Puja (but then that's because I am a Bengali!)Sooooo many diyas, so much decorating yet to be done!!! I wish I had someone to help me though 😛 But whatever…Diwali at our place is BEAUTIFUL! The students make huge skeletons of bamboo and with the diyas they depict various scenes from different stories (or epics). And there are huuuge rangolis of course.Yes you're right, I cannot contain myself :PHappy Diwali!!!!

  9. > Antara,Good for you.. and glad you shared some wonderful memories and moments of your Diwali too.. Thank you! And a happy Diwali to you! 🙂

  10. > Antara,Good for you.. and glad you shared some wonderful memories and moments of your Diwali too.. Thank you! And a happy Diwali to you! 🙂

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