Divali…lamps of light

A Deity, a large elephant made with newsprint and formed as a papier-mâché

In preparation of the festival, bamboo ribs makeup these Deyas holders

Strips of wire hold each Deyas independently

Lamps capped with coconut oil and cotton wicks

Rows of lamps align the streets

Participating in the lighting of Dayas

These photographs were taken at the festival of Divali 2005 in Trinidad, West Indies Observed by the Hindu faith the Festival of lights speaks of light over darkness, good over evil and justice over injustice. See Divali 2006

The kindness in us…Trinidad and Tobago. Guests are offered a meal. (Note the fig leaf where the meal is placed )

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