Friday, October 28, 2011


I arrived in Mumbai today on the last
day of the three day Diwali festival.
This is the festival of lights and amongst
the fireworks at night and garlands of
fairy lights in the trees, the streets are
decorated with these fantastic richly
coloured powders.
These designs are called 'Rangoli'
and they are created outside entrances
and doorways to welcome the Goddess
Lakshmi for good luck, wealth and to
ward of evil for the year ahead.
I think they are so beautiful even
as they get swept away by peoples feet
and the wind.

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