Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

It’s that time of the year again….. Festival Gala!! My first post in the weekly photo challenge was the entry of the Diwali lamps last year. Till I get my quota of this year’s festival pics, posting one of my favourite pics from last year’s photo tour of the foot paths during Diwali.

This particular Diwali lamp design looked like an arrangement of five petalled flowers, when seen from directly above.

Diwali lamps on the pavement

Diwali lamps on the pavement

And what are festivals without lights. A different POV of the lights adorning the famous Mysore Palace.

Lighting at the Mysore Palace

Lighting at the Mysore Palace

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

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This Diwali I did a photo tour of the foot-paths where the artisans were displaying their wares – the varied varieties of Diwali Diyas / lamps.

Among the multitude of terracotta diyas and colourfully painted diyas I found this – a glazed and gleaming bullock cart!! I’m not sure whether this is used for any of the Diwali poojas or was just displayed for the promotion of the artisans skills, however it made for a lovely photograph. DSC02277 copy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

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Diwali Diyas!

Diwali Diyas!

The second half of the calendar year in India is mainly devoted to celebration of various festivals. In Maharashtra the festivities start from Ganesh Chaturti in Sept – Oct, followed by Dussehra and Diwali. Diwali – the Festival of Lights heralds the onset of winter in Northern India. Uncannily within a day or two after Diwali the temperatures start dropping and the country braces itself for the fogs of the winter months.