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Happy Diwali..!! | by Artistic A!!ure
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Happy Diwali..!!

May the auspicious festival of lights illuminate your life with happiness and prosperity!


I made this Rangoli in like 15 mins (which is super fast by my standards). Had some last minute shopping to do and got back home late but didn't feel like breaking my tradition (of making Rangoli on every Diwali LOL). So decided to make this small and simple Om Rangoli.


You can check out my previous Rangolis here, here and here


For those not familiar, Om or Aum, written in Devanāgari as ॐ and as ओम्, in Sanskrit known as praṇava प्रणव (lit. "to sound out loudly"), Omkara, or Auṃkāra, is a sacred/mystical syllable in the Dharmic or Indian religions, i.e. Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The Māndukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable. The syllable consists of three phonemes, a Vaishvanara,u Hiranyagarbha and m Iswara, which symbolize the beginning, duration, and dissolution of the universe and the associated gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, respectively.


A very dear friend of mine is getting married. I will be away this weekend to attend her wedding. Will be back on Monday. :o)

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Taken on October 26, 2011