India casts such a worldwide fame for inheriting all the diversity within its boundaries. The culture, religion, climate, celebrations, and languages are just a few among those.
Some of the festivals are celebrated by the people of all religions in the entire nation. Each and every festival is celebrated uniquely in different ways according to the rituals, beliefs and its significant history behind. Each festival has its own history, legend, and significance of the celebration.
Diwali is such a festival, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world. It is celebrated on a new moon night sometime in the months of October and November. The exact day of the festival is decided according to the Hindu calendar. The day is primarily celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from his 14 years of exile.
This day symbolizes the victory of light over dark.
Indians celebrate this day at the start of the new business year. People start decorating their homes 2-3 days prior to the festival and gifts are exchanged between friends and families. On the night of the festival, prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi which is followed by the bursting of fire-crackers, eating sweets and other gourmet food.
The ladies of the house make beautiful Rangoli designs. The entire festive environment makes such a perfect picture to be clicked. So, what about celebrating this day as your pre-wedding photo sessions? So much of love and blessings, so many vivid colors (Rangoli), and the two of you. You can try an even complimenting way of celebration, by getting clicked with your friends and the family.
The candids can be taken from the very time of making rangolis together, to lightening the crackers, the pooja, and sharing sweets. Ask the photographer to capture a lot of pics. The filtration can be done later. Tell him to capture most of the candids.
The lightening of dia, with the reflection of its glow on your faces, is a glow of love and merry, so, capture it all. Blowing the crackers and Phuljharis make other beautiful captures.
These festivals can always be associated with the abundance of love and bliss in someone's life. A sweet memory to be captured. From Deepawali, with love.