Thursday, November 08, 2007

Happy Diwali!

Wishing all you lovely blogger friends a very happy and bright Diwali! The 'Festival of Light' where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being.
Sorry for the late post, have just about found some quiet time to sit down and assimilate all the festivity around me:-) Today I am going to share the festivities in our home....Welcome!A simple rangoli made with white poster colours greet you at our doorstep. My favourite Frangipani flowers in terracotta bowl.Traditional brass peacock lamps at the entrance.Tealight candles in 'Chai' glasses add light and festivity to our dining table which is dressed in it's colourful best;-) Also seen here are some traditional Indian Sweets.Flowers & candles...what more can you ask for:-)
Waiting to burst some sparkly fire crackers with my family:-)

Happy Diwali and thanks for all the encouragement, suggestions, appreciations and love that all of you have shown me during the last couple of days.

Thanks Everyone!!! Have a great Diwali!

32 comments:

vinita said...

Absolutely gorgeous.Diwali outside of India is never the same.

Mélanie said...

All these indians celebration looks so wonderful ..I have to plan a trip to India . Everything seems so peaceful and joyful . I wish you an HAPPY DIWALI Too

erinn said...

As I prepare for the holidays here in the US, it is so wonderful and inspiring to see how you are preparing and celebrating your own festivities in India. all my best, erinn

design for mankind. said...

Such beautiful colors!!! :)

patricia gray said...

Happy Diwali
I would love to visit India and partake in the festivities. Sounds wonderful!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Beautiful, Arch! Such lovely and inspiring images!

maren said...

Happy Diwali to you! great colors!

Style Court said...

Happy, Happy Diwali!!

It's late here but I'm stopping by tomorrow to learn more about this celebration of lights.

robyn said...

Happy Diwali Arch, thanks for the education about this lovely celebration! :)

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Oh one of these years perhaps I'll be blessed with a trip to India during your festival. Happy Diwali, and I will light some candles today to celebrate with you. Your photographs and your home both look lovely.
xoxo
Gillian

Style Court said...

Thanks so much for welcoming us in. I love what you've done with the flowers and candles. It's so fun to see a celebration that is rather new to me :)

Latha said...

Very beautiful Arch! Happy Peosperous and safe Diwali to u and u're family!

Amber said...

Arch, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving he nice note. Happy Diwali to you! I was unfamiliar with the festival until your blog, but I adore the concept! Coincidentally, I just blogged about my own travel rituals, which include lighting candles. Your photos are fantastic...and I totally agree...we each have to conquer our evil sides, don't we? But I'm an eternal optimist and I know that the good spirits around the world will prevail. Thank you! Your photos are awesome as always!

Smita said...

Very pretty! Have agreat Diwali!

vineeta said...

Happy Diwali! though slightly late. There was so much happening- couldn't stop by earlier.
Happy to see beautiful pics of your place. That poster colour handrawn rangoli is so beautiful! All the visuals pretty. thanx a ton!

Bhavna said...

Such pretty rangoli! I could manage one only with flowers this time! :-)

Wish you and your family a great year ahead post Diwali! :-)

belinda said...

arch, i've enjoyed viewing and reading your diwali posts! lots of new info. and your photos are so inspiring. we're getting ready here for christmas, so it's delightful to see something else from india.

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana,

I hope that you and your family had a great Deepavali. Sorry for the belated wishes, but I was at my parents' and did not surf the Net for a whole week. Lovely decorating ideas as always :-)

Jyothi

Mélanie said...

I did my best to celebrate Diwali by lighting some candlles. i hope she will be kind with me this year

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks all of you for dropping by and celebrating this lovely Indian festival Diwali:-)

Melanie- I am sure Goddess Lakshmi will shower her grace on you:-)

Thanks once again:-)

katiedid said...

Hppy Diwali! What a beautiful celebration. And a beautiful reason to have it! :)

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Thank you for sharing a different culture and all it's colourful traditions with the world. Lovely.

monica yvette said...

Diwali appears to be a excellent celebration of light as well as beauty. I've enjoyed perusing your day to day festivities, and have one question. Did you hand paint the design at your doorstep? Beautiful!

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks once again:-)

Monica- Yes, the white design at the doorstep has been handpainted by me..it's called 'Rangoli/Kolam/Alpana'it's believed to bring in prosperity & happiness and traditionally rice flour is used...but I have used poster colours here:-)

Sheila said...

If my daughter (Indigo blue) ever visits India, I will be sure to tag along. Your photos are beautiful So full of warmth and colour. Belated Happy Diwali to you and your family..
xo

purple said...

Great posting, beautiful images, really inspiring!!

purple said...

Can I put you on my link list?

Arch at Rang said...

Shiela- You shd definitely...Thanks:-)

purple- Thanks:-) Sure link on and let me link you too:-)

Rupa said...

Archana,

I found your blog totally by accident today and what a find it is! I am from Mysore/Bangalore area but left India 26 years ago with my parents. Your photos made me feel so nostalgic and home sick! I visit India every year or every two years and I can't get enough of it. I also celebrate all Indian festivals here in US and I love decorating! I collect pottery and masks from around the world and can't get enough of Indian art either. Your photos are awesome and so inspiring! I do rangoli by hand for all festivals too but your idea is great and hope you don't mind me stealing the idea for my home. I used to paint with poster colors back in India but would acrylic paints work on concrete porch we have here? I have so much to share and comment on your site...next time! Keep up your great blog and inspire us!

Priyanka said...

Wishing I could have found your blog earlier- like during Diwali maybe!! Flowers and candles, and all the photos and ideas are very very pretty. I love your asthetic sense and envy your skills with the camera.

Stephanie said...

Want to to tell you how much I am enjoying looking through all your blogs and past posts. This image of the floating flowers and the painted rangoli really resignates with me!

Love your blog(s)!!

kunju's mom said...

hey.. gorgeous images.. you click them yourself? which cam do you use pls?