Karthikai Deepam

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Karthikai Deepam, originally uploaded by Jay Rajamanickam.

This temple is near to my house where people are celebrating Karthikai Deepam, a festival of lights celebrated in Tamilnadu. For this festival, people decorates their houses, stairs and streets with oil lamps.

Don't Tell

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Don't Tell, originally uploaded by Meanest Indian.

This wee boy said I could take his photo but begged me not to tell his play mates where he was hiding.

Security Ranakpur Temple

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security Ranakpur Temple, originally uploaded by Phil Marion.

The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinatha. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters.

De light - Kumbh mela

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De light, originally uploaded by harimenon4u.

The normal Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 4 years, the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mella is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Prayag,[1] the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years,[2] at four places (Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik). The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas', or 144 years, is held at Allahabad.

The last Maha Kumbh Mela, held in 2001, was attended by around 60 million people, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world in recorded history

Read more on Wikipedia.

In the news

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in the news, originally uploaded by Handheld-Films.

.sitting outside a temple, catching up on the day's news in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Diwali Wishes

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Diwali Wishes, originally uploaded by Ajit Pal Singh.

A sikh devotee pays his respect by lighting candles at a Gurdwara in Delhi on the eve of Diwali.

Deepavali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Diwali,[1] popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in India,[2] Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji.

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into row of lamps.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas, or dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.
During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Most Indian business
communities begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali.

Read more on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

Painter from the blue city

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End of another working day - painter from the Blue City (Jodphur, India)