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Discover Diwali in Google Earth

Days have grown shorter, nights are coming a little quicker and Diwali, a five-day festival season of light, has arrived. Huge numbers around the world observe this religious festival, including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists. To mark the event, Voyager in Google Earth has published a global tour which starts in India, the festival’s spiritual home.

 

Harmandir-Sahib-or-Darbar-Sahib-The-Golden-Temple-In-Amritsar-India-4.jpgCaption: A night-time shot of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, lit up with fireworks overhead. (Local Guide Manish Sharma)

Diwali translates roughly to “row of lights” in Sanskrit, and fittingly, this story will lead you on a light-filled path, paying tribute to Diwali-celebrating citizens around the world. Colorful locations are brought to life with Local Guides imagery, as each stop delves deeper into Diwali traditions. Explore religious tales and find out more about key figures, such as Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune.

 

2017-07-16.jpgCaption: A photo of a gigantic statue of the monkey god, Lord Hanuman, standing outside the Dattatreya Temple Compound in Trinidad and Tobago. (Local Guide Philip Siong)Discover why it is customary to lead a route into a home with small clay lamps known as diyas, and the power of the chalk-and-pigment patterns called rangoli. Find out why crows and dogs are celebrated in Kathmandu, and which English city hosts the largest celebrations outside of India.

 

Take the tour in Google Earth and let us know, where will you be celebrating Diwali this year?  

 

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travelwithme Level 6
Level 6

Happy Diwali

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 Diwali is fastival of lights, colours and joy. People wishes their loved ones a ''happy diwali' on this special evening. Diwali is the festivals of lights colour and sweets on Diwali people worship goodness Lakshmi and god Ganesha prosperous and wealthy life. On Diwali people decorate their houses with Diya rangolis and bright lights. Diwali is also known as the festival of joy. 

 

On Diwali Ram which was the Seventh Incarnation of Vishnu. And it is believed that Ram Comes to Ayodhya. And it is also believed that Ayodhya was the birthplace of Ram. Ram comes to home after 14 years of Vanvas and in during 14 years he fought against the Ravan was the king of demons and successfully returned home after winning the battle against the king of demons

Diwali is the major festival celebrated in India. Almost every Home decorate their houses on the diwali festival to show that Truth always wins over evil. 

 

May this Deepawali be the harbinger of Joy, Prosperity & Positivity, As this holy occasion fills the air with love & laughter, Hoping this festival of lights & beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead. This Diwali Safety filled with happiness in your life, prosperity, and happiness and preserve the happiness of your life.

Happy Diwali !!!

Surreshuboosa Level 3
Level 3

Happy Diwali everyone

Wishing you a happy diwali

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Nand_Kishore Level 10
Level 10

Happy Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights - The most auspicious and Holy Festival for Hindus.

diwali-animated-gif-2017+(2).gifGIF Diwali Celebration Photo taken from the website of Smitcreation.com

 

Happy Diwali 2018 to everyone: Diwali festival is also known as the Festival of Lights. 
 
May the joyous celebration
Of this divine festival
Fill your heart with
Never ending joy and happiness!
Happy Diwali
 
It is one of the most celebrated festival in india as well as world among the hindu Community. 
 
The word "Diwali or deepavali" is taken from the Sanskrit word which signifies rows of lighted lamps.
 
People traditionally celebrate diwali by lighting diyas (small oil lamps made of clay) and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth & prosperity) and Lord Ganesh. 
We celebrate Diwali by meeting and visiting friends house & family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.
 
This Festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. 
In ramayan era, when Lord Ram has returned to Ayodhya after killing the demon Ravan, and an exile of 14 years, people had celebrated his returning by lighting numbers of diyas in whole city....  Since then this Festival is celebrated as good over evil, light over dark.
 
Diwali is one of the most auspicious and holy festivals in India and the world among hindu communities.  
 
We celebrate the festival by visiting our friends house and family to exchange Diwali greeting and gifts. Apart from the prayer to Goddess Lakshmi and exchanging gifts it is also celebrated by reading the holy scriptures, reciting the legend and enacting the story. We also burst crackers in the night to celebrate the festival. 
 
It is celebrated in whole India, from Kashmir in North to Kanyakumari in south, from Gujarat in far west to Assam in far east. In west bengal and assam (mainly kolkata) devotees also erect great pandaal / marquee and established statues of goddess Kaali (goddess of destruction) to worship thy. Any City of india during Diwali is worth visiting. The whole city is decorated with beautiful and colourful lights and small Diyas.
 
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Re: Happy Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights - The most auspicious and Holy Festival for Hindus

@Nand_Kishore Happy Diwali to you, your family and all our closes friends who celebrate this festival. 

ambrishvarshney Level 9
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Re: Happy Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights - The most auspicious and Holy Festival for Hindus

@Nand_Kishore Happy diwali to all my friends, goddess of wealth (Lakshmi) will full fill all wishes. 

SarahKa Level 8
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Re: Happy Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights - The most auspicious and Holy Festival for Hindus

@Nand_Kishore Happy Diwali for you and all your family and friends! Sounds amazing. Will be amazing if you post here after that some photos for we could see how it work it.

Cheers !

Sarah.

FAIZ_ANWAR Level 6
Level 6

Diwali Celebration

Hello everyone.....Whatsapp...

Today We (in India) Diwali is being celebrated ....

Here is little background why Diwali is celebrated..

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Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana. People lit their houses to celebrate his victory over evil (light over darkness). The goddess of happiness and good fortune, Lakshmi, also figures into the celebration. It is believed that she roams the Earth on this day and enters the house that is pure, clean, and bright.

Ashokspatel Level 6
Level 6

Re: Diwali Celebration

अनवरभाई ....आपका बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद !

आपको दिवालीकी बहुत शुभकामनाएँ धन्यवाद!

 

 

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Re: Happy Diwali / Deepavali / Festival of Lights - The most auspicious and Holy Festival for Hindus

Happy Diwali @Nand_Kishore! Hope you have a great time. Why not share some more pictures with us? It will be very interesting to see how you celebrate it.

 

By the way, I am merging your post with Discover Diwali in Google Earth as it is related to the festival :).


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