New Delhi, India
A Spinning Firecracker During Diwali Celebrations
Diwali is one of the most important festivals as part of the Hindu religion. As part of the festival, it has become custom to light lamps (over the ages, this has been oil lamps and now lamps / electrical lighting fixtures) around and outside the home or office establishment. As part of the mythology surrounding the festival, it celebrates the return of Lord Rama from his 14 year exile, after defeating the demon king Ravan. Diwali also marks the end of the harvest season and also invoking the blessings of the Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth) and inviting her into the home, symbolizing the prayers for inviting more wealth into the house.
This photo shows a firecracker during the Diwali celebrations. These are ones that you light through using a sparkler to light them up, and they spin madly on the ground, emitting a large number of sparks.
October 17th, 2012
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