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"The Festival Of Lights"

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. It is the second largest festival in India, behind Holi, where people throw natural colors on each other. Diwali is celebrated more prominently in North India than in South India, so it was good we were in Rajasthan for the celebration.
Lights hung above the streets everywhere
Here, people are waiting to get into the temple to pay tribute to a Hindu god. The women and men are separated in order to enter the temple. If you'll notice, like typical sports events in the United States, the female is much longer than the male line :)
Ladies selling flowers to offer the gods in the temple
Nearly every home, shop, and hotel had a red and white Hindu symbol outside the entrance to signify Diwali
Diwali is a great marketing tool for jewelry shops as well :)
Lots of decorations on sale for Diwali
Shimmery decorations everywhere..
Jodhpur Fort lit up in the distance on Diwali night
The city is alight...and the crackers are deafening!!

Posted by kendallwallace 20:19 Archived in India Tagged jodhpur

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