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Happy Diwali – Happy New Year

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*** On this auspicious day of Diwali the RED HALO team wishes you success, Happiness, Prosperity and a Fantastic Rangoli of Life. ***

Happy Diwali – Happy New Year

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“A Guit Your” – “Shana Tova”

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
(From “A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches” by Martin Luther King Jr.)

Amazing symbols gathered all together on a huge bowl in the gardens of the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi.
With “Om” everything begins, it is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Like Ganesha who is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, he is the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom, the god of beginnings and therefore he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies.
Then the hexagram which has deep significance in most of the Dharmic and Abrahamic religions.
In Christianity it is often called the star of creation, while it is known as Najmat Dāwūd (Star of David) or Khātem Sulaymān (Seal of Solomon) in Islam and becomes the Magen David when it is recognized as the symbol of Judaism.

In many ways this picture unites us all and allows me to wish everyone, whatever your faith is, “A Guit Your”, “Shana Tova” or, in other words, a Happy New Year.
It is easier to love than to hate, and as we are at the edge of a new conflict I truly want peace to prevail.
May this year be peaceful for all of us…

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Happy Diwali

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“May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend the earth.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony.
Happy Diwali to everyone, Divali ki shubhkamnayen.”

Divali is a major Indian festival, significant in Hinduism , Jainism and Sikhism.
It is celebrated as the “Festival of Light” where the lights or lamps signify the uplighting of darkness and victory of good over the evil within.
The celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional dīpa or deeya (earthen lamp), and fireworks.
Divali is celebrated for five consecutive days at the end of Hindu month of Ashwayuja (amanta) in October/November.
Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships.
For Hindus it is one of the most important festivals, and beginning of the year, especially in North India.

This image was shot along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

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Happy New Year with “Gendha Phool”

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In India marigolds are traditionaly used in garlands, offerings and any social functions. This is the reason why I am using this picture in order to wish you all a very happy new year. In Hindi “Genda Phool” means “marigold”. This picture was shot at the flower market which is located in Maldhahia in Varanasi (Benaras). Enjoy “Genda Phool” a song from movie “Delhi 6”: <object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Sstey_Eg4Xc&hl=fr_FR&fs=1&”></param><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”wmode” value=”opaque”></param><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”never”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Sstey_Eg4Xc&hl=fr_FR&fs=1&&#8221; type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” wmode=”opaque” allowScriptAccess=”never” /></object>

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to everyone.
May the spirit of Christmas be among all of us whatever our religion or beliefs can be.

It is also the opportunity to thank you all for your many comments which are a great support to my work, I hope than one day I’ll get a better internet connection here in order to answer you better.

This sadhu was facing the holy waters of the Ganges before sunset.
He was finishing worshiping and paying an homage to the elements.

Best wishes from Benaras, the eternal city.