Photographer's Note

"Deep" means lights and "avali" means a row, i.e. a row of lights. A five-day celebration, Deepavali is the most important festival in the Hindu calendar. The history of Deepavali replete with legends from the Puranas (holy hindu scriptures). The core theme of all these legends point to the classic truth; the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. Oil lamps are lit thanking the gods for happiness, health, wealth and knowledge within us. In Singapore this festival is widely celebrated by all the citizens, migrants, expatriates and visitors, under the umbrellaof One People, One Singapore. It is a Community Festival.

The streets of Little India are transformed, with the start of the Deepavali festive season with stunning festive themes in lights and colourful decor.

This shot was taken from a open roof double deck tourist bus before we set off for on the entire street.

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