Tuesday, 21 October 2014

F e s t i v e    I N S P I R A T I O N S
Diwali is here. 
It's early morning and crackers are already booming! 
The slight morning chill in Mumbai air gives a Diwali feel in an otherwise hot day..

Homes, buildings, bazaars are all decked up for this very special occasion. Traffic has been dense and markets have been a maze, with families out for last minute preparations. Colorful kandeels, string lights, basketful of pretty diyas & puja items are on display in road side stalls, all an invitation to celebrate.

As I ready up to make rangolis, cook delicacies & light up my home and heart :) here's a very special collection of emotions and elements I associate with this grand festival, images that spell 'INDIA' and embody the spirit of festivity!

Images (L to R): beautiful-portals.tumblr.com; bharatdreams.tumblr.com;  indulgy.com

God, all portals lead to you

Images (clockwise from top left): rafimmedia photography;  source unknown;  noisypilgrims.com
Of flowers & devotion

Images (L to R): Pinterest (NomadicDecor);  Pinterest (dxr20);  sarahsarna.com

Colorful interiors & festive looks

Images (L to R): Pinterest (Prismma);  CoffeeCloud; trinetra.org.uk

Celebration, In and around

Images (L to R):    flickr;  flickr (hala2009);  verycoolphotoblog.com 

Prayer & reverence

Images (clockwise from top left): The East coast Desi;  Dhruv Singh Couture; indiaunimagined.com

Of beauty & tradition

Images (L to R): Raw Mango;  Flickr (Adrian Whelan);  viyahshadinikah.tumblr.com

Enriching, body & soul

Images (L to R): Pinterest (Prismma);  bing.com;  travel-ideas.makemytrip.com

The victory of good over evil

Images (L to R): thecuratedmagazine.com;  clothingandjewellery.blogspot.ca;  flickr (dinesh maneer)

All things Indian : Color, design

Images (L to R): mandeep nagi;  toryburch.com;  Flickr (dmglazebrook)

detailed & divine

Images (L to R):  cgtantra.com;  indianeagle.com;  Flickr (M Majakovskij)

And, to sum it up, 
'bhakti' - devotion and joy...

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