Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Deepavali to All!

Yesterday, just before I left my company in my happy holiday mood, I captured a photo of the "kolam" at our company lobby. Every year just before Deepavali celebration, my Indian colleagues will gather at the lobby and make their effort to decorate the "kolam". A design is drawn on the floor and it's filled in with colourful dyed rice grains. My Indian friend told me that it is a sign of welcome and prosperity. 8 lotus caddle lights are allocated in each of the "flower pedal" as this festival is celebrated with lamps and lights, signifying the victory of good over evil and uplifting of spiritual darkness.

Happy Deepavali to all Hindu and Happy Holiday to everyone!