Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Diwali...

Diwali.. the festival of LIGHTS.. One of the biggest festivals celebrated in India and my favorite.. with diwlai melas (fair).. the twinkling and shining bazaars.. decorated with colorful lights and shops laden with sweet boxes.. yum yum indian sweets..  :) 

Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"

This being our first Diwali together as a married couple made it all the more special... To give it a special touch I painted these as gifts to all our lovely friends as a token of friendship.. :)

Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"

The name "Diwali" is a contraction of "Deepavali" which translates into "row of lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. (Wiki)

Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"
Lone Diya

Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirits During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. (Wiki)

Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"
Let There Be Light

One more to come... Stay tuned....


Satbir said...

very good mehak.....god bless you....nice effort:)

Maneet Jassal Gupta said...

each painting is so beautiful..its hard to pick one!!! Very very beautiful!

Mehak said...


Anonymous said...

nice color combination! superb!