Colours of Diwali

As soon as I thought of colour I thought of Nepal.

We’ve seen so many tragic images following the earthquakes, yet my memories are still of a vibrant, colourful country. I know that the relief efforts have been slow, especially to the remoter areas but from my contacts there I see optimism rather than despair.

Diwali, the festival of lights, spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.

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Rangoli or Kolam (mandalas) decorations for Diwali, are prepared from coloured flour or with flower petals.

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They are floor decorations placed near entrances and corridors to welcome the goddess Lakshmi and guests.

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Let’s not forget this beautiful country that is still in great need of our support.

How you can help:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/27/nepal-earthquake-how-you-can-help-donate-aid

http://www.abc.net.au/appeals/content/4224542.htm

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/roy-g-biv/