This post is dedicated to all my Hindu Friends who are celebrating Diwali.
The Diwali or Deepavali festival – the festival of lights, spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining .The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the dark night of the Hindu Lunisolar. The festival honours not only goodness but also family relationships. Husbands & wives, brothers and sisters.
Its a deeply spiritual festival that marks many historical events but mostly it is about conquering the darkness and by doing good and knowledge over ignorance. Its a festival to remind us of self- inquiry and betterment, seeking the right path, resisting evil and having compassion for others.
I have had the honour to be a bridesmaid at a Hindu wedding. Which is much more my style than being a traditional bridesmaid. When I look back in my life, this memory will always stand out for me. I loved wearing the beautiful Saari. The wedding ritual was also touching and so different, as so many more family members are involved in the wedding ceremony.It was a beautiful intimate wedding. So these pictures of myself in a Saari are not from a Diwali fest but from my bestie’s Hindu Wedding in 2014 in South Africa. Look how short my hair was!
Photos was taken by Lisa Trocchi except the one with me and the bride.
The Saari I bought at an Oriental mall in South Africa.