INDIA SEEN FROM SPACE ON DIWALI. DIWALI, IS THE INDIAN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali&
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INDIA SEEN FROM SPACE ON DIWALI

DIWALI, IS THE INDIAN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into "row of lamps".[4] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.[5] 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.[6] Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.[7][8][9] During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

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#1 - nogphille (11/13/2012) [+] (7 replies)
i kindof already knew this, but it's nice to see :)
#13 - skybluetroll (11/14/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Happy Diwali! (I'm a Hindouche)
User avatar #11 - brendanc (11/13/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Where did you find this sexy photo.
#24 to #20 - CIS White Male (11/14/2012) [-]
Yes, anyone with at least half a brain says that it is fake, because it is far too obviously a fake. There are places illuminated there where nobody lives. How the heck is that supposed to happen?
#29 - mysret (11/14/2012) [-]
I kinda expected the red light district to be a bit bigger.
User avatar #27 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (11/14/2012) [-]
Ever notice how the shape of India looks like an elephant head?
User avatar #23 - neoexdeath (11/14/2012) [+] (1 reply)
India: Shining beacon

China: BLACK VOID OF NOTHING

Communism: It kinda sucks.
User avatar #28 to #23 - ruebezahl (11/14/2012) [-]
Literacy Rate:
India: 74%
China: 92%

People living in poverty:
India: 30%
China: 2%

Wow, that's a real beacon there!
#22 - fistoftheaxis (11/14/2012) [-]
Up from there it might be beautiful, down here its just smoke and lights.
#21 - grimgrey (11/14/2012) [-]
Bollywood thread bitches.
#19 - mahavir (11/14/2012) [-]
Merry Diwali, from Steve
User avatar #12 - Lambda ONLINE (11/14/2012) [-]
Amazing.
User avatar #14 - funnysheetbro (11/14/2012) [-]
ACCIDENTAL LEARNING
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