Diwali 2011 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

I was very fortunate to be invited to photograph the Diwali (New Years) celebration at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Lilburn (Atlanta) last night. If anyone is in the area for the annual festival of lights it is not to be missed. Candles are placed around the temple (here, on the main staircase to the temple doors) and there is a fantastic fireworks display as well. All in all, an amazing night. Happy New Year! (Please give it a click to view large on black.)

  • José Manuel Villarroya 4y

    You seem to have been really lucky my friend. Really an excellent shot
  • Lisa Stokes 4y

    We have one just like that here in Brampton where I live. Lot of fireworks in my neighbourhood last night. I never thought about what would be going on at the Mandir.

    Until I read the title, I thought it was from Disneyworlk.
  • Bob LaGrange 4y

    wow, very corloful
  • nan2945 4y

    incredible sight!
  • marykpics 4y

    Gorgeous! Nice night shooting.
  • Rebecca Tifft 4y

    This is such a breathtaking image!
    Probably even more breathtaking in person :)
    Lucky you !
  • Eustaquio Santimano 4y

    Superb
  • susan ogden 4y

    Speechless!!!!! me.....yep, just blown away by this Jeff! WOW!!!!!
  • Photography by Bytegirl 4y

    great color and light.. excellent details and exposure, well done!

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  • anne Jones 4y

    breathtaking.......
  • Kevin Hudkins 4y

    Yowsawali! That's exceedingly cool...

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  •  Handala HAMIM 4y

    Wonderful Shot on Diwali
    Seen your thisphoto at Flickr Blog
    My Diwali photo is featured at Flickr Blog

    Featured at Flickr Blog on 28th oct 2011 by HamimCHOWDHURY  [Re Joined 10 Sep 2014 ]
  • James Duckworth 4y

    Man.... you ought to get paid for these shots... really nice colour Jeff. The must enjoy your images and rightfully so.
  • Hideo 4y

    so beautiful!
  • Shobeir Ansari 4y

    Great lighting here, Jeff. Especially on the stairs. Love the symmetry too.
  • pieceoflace photography 4y

    What happened to the fireworks pic?
  • ~*~vicki was here~*~ 4y

    I love the halloween-like colours of the candles. the building almost doesn't look real.
  • Gail Shotlander 4y

    Beautiful - what a priviledge to be a photographer of the temple.
  • pat weghorn 4y

    Stunning!
  • Arzell Harden 3y

    I didn't know Atlanta had such buildings. I thought you actually flew to India to get this!
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Taken on October 26, 2011
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