Divali is the festival of lights to honor the goddess Lakshmi. Here are some photos from the evening. We had a good meal. Lots of sweets. Glad I was feeling OK by evening. Had a fun bout with Norwalk virus-if you’ve never had it don’t get it! for about 24 hours previous to the evening.
Here’s our steps all lit up with candles and diyas to welcome Lakshmi for prosperity and wisdom.
Here is a diya-oil lamp that is traditional.
And here are some of the fireworks we lit off for the evening. We’ve cut down our fireworks by about 80% due to pollution concerns and the noise factor. A lot of other people also have and are going for more diyas and colored lights in and around the house instead.
[This is cross-posted from my Monsoon Diary blog which I don’t update that much]