Happy Diwali

First of all, a note of sorry for disappearing all of a sudden. It’s not actually ‘that’ long since I last did a post, but this has come certainly late considering my usual pace of blogging. So, let me tell you that the last two weeks have been very busy but simply fantastic.

I met my sister and brother in law after 6 long months who came all the way down here travelling 2000 kms. I had an awesome time during these days, and visited Jaisalmer, the Golden City, and Jodhpur, the Sun City of Rajasthan. This was an amazing opportunity to see the royal cultural heritage and forts and of course, the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which parallels the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan. There were plenty of foreign tourists in both the cities, and for those who haven’t been there, I have a few photos attached with the post to have a virtual tour of the royal heritage cities of Rajasthan, known as the Land of Kings.

All thanks to the arrival of grand and festive season!
DIWALI, the ‘festival of lights’ is celebrated with great fervor in India. As per Wikipedia,

The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits

So, that’s it from my side about the wonderful time spent in the past two weeks. Signing off this post wishing you a impeccable future.

May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead. Happy Diwali.

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13 responses to “Happy Diwali

  1. Welcome back after a jolly good time Tapish. Incredibly beautiful pictures. Especially, the one with your parents. Sweet little family.

    The other images are lovely too. I have been to all the other states in India with an exception to 2 states – Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu. And your post makes me want to travel to Rajasthan sooner. Most of my friends belong with this majestic state and I just adore the traditions & cultures there.
    The description of the festive season is mighty good. Love your way of writing.

    Hearty wishes to you & your family on the occasion, Tapish. 🙂

    -Asha

    • Oh that’s amazing. You travel a lot!!
      Yes you are really missing on it, should definitely visit Rajasthan once. You’ll fall in love with the royal culture and heritage.

      Thank you so very much for appreciation of the post and the pictures, Asha . Wish the same for you. 🙂

  2. Tapish: thanks for the picture of your mom and dad. It says so much! I love your post about Diwali. I have read a lot but not enough about the history of India. Thanks for showing me those places that I read about. And also thanks for visiting my latest posts. Happiness and peace to you and yours. V.

  3. this is such a sweet post… welcome back… u were missed… !!! happiiee festivities to u too.. keep writing… cheers.

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