PHOTOWALK Diwali Festival

 


Great opportunity to photograph and celebrate traditional Indian culture in its many exciting forms and colours.


Highlights of the festival include delicious food stalls showcasing authentic cuisine, traditional and contemporary  dance and music, the hotly contested Bollywood dance competition, a magical lighting installation and a grand finale fireworks display.


 


Story behind the Festival


Diwali or Deepavali (row of lamps) is an important and ancient Indian festival. Traditionally, these lights are clay lamps (diyas) with oil and a wick. Diwali is celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world.


Colloquially known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life.  Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, his wife and brother from their 14-year exile and their defeat of the demon-king Ravana. Villagers celebrated the return of the Lord Rama by setting of fireworks and lighting diyas (clay lamps) to guide their journey back to their Kingdom.


For more info go to. http://www.aucklandnz.com/diwali


 


Programme


The event ruins from 12pm - 9pm Sat 13th and Sun 14th  Oct, with CPF meeting as a group 15minutes before the official opening.


For full details of programme go to.


http://www.aucklandnz.com/diwali/festival-programme


 


PHOTOGRAPHS


Participants are encouraged to:


 



  • Post images on Facebook.

  • Present prints at the Monthly meeting - on the Events Board

  • Send images for the CPF website where every attempt will be made to past onn this page, see instructions - http://www.cpf.org.nz/content/index/26


 


 


WHEN


Meet 2.45pm Sat 13th October



WHERE


We meet at Starbucks, Aotea Square.  If you are late text Anupam 021 139 9067.


COORDINATOR - Anupam Singh


COST No charge


 


REGISTER. Click the link below.