Happy Diwali 2020

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  1. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    Have a beautiful celebration!
     
  3. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    Just a quiet Diwali Evening for us. 100_6081.JPG 100_6074.JPG 100_6075.JPG
     
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    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Yeah, a happy Diwali and New Year to you. People in Delhi did not observe mask regulation or distancing. We are suffering and will suffer more because of it. Fire crackers increased the already high pollution. We had a death in the family, so no celebration. Just the puja and not much else.
    You have a nice long puja (what should I say) counter. Our puja in a marble temple-type structure is quite crowded. But with the the same / similar idols and images, except for the one in the left-hand corner of the counter - who is that? Mary?
     
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    Jesus, I think? The sacred heart
     
  6. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    The alter is about 8 feet give or take.
    The photo on the left is a depiction of Jesus and the white figurine visible in the previous shot, an angel.
    The other photo to the right is a depiction of Krishna as a lad. That was my late father-in-law's favorite.
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    Here's our humble little Mandir from the outside.
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    ...and a shot of the alter shortly after completion. We've added quite a few things since then.
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    Here's an interesting shot taken a few winters ago.
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Blessed Diwali to those who celebrate it! <(^x^)>

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine (and the :kitty: delegation)
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    @NamasteJesus: You have a separate hut for the deities. That is beautiful. It was not clear in the previous photograph.
    What do you have below the pooja counter, storage space for pooja necessities?
    The last photograph was interesting.
     
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    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Some phtogrphs from Google for Bhai Dooj (The brother-sister festival) bhai_dooj_8_getty.jpg
    Brother has the gift ready in his hand for the sister. :)
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    Jindals. Sister and four brothers. Industrialists, Steel, Cement, etc. Would not be surprised if it is a gold platter.
     

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  10. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    Thanks. It was a promise to the wife when we first got married, that if we ever bought our own home, I'd build it for her. Well, took us 20 years to get our own place and property, but there it is. I originally called it a Chapel, the wife corrected me and called it a Temple, then the wife's mother saw it and corrected us both. It's been a Mandir ever since! :D

    Yes, the space underneath has storage for pooja supplies and such. Made those tiles covering the alter myself from scrap plywood.

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    Ah, the wife misses, Bhai Dooj. She has 4 older brothers, 2 still in Fiji and 2 in NZ. We tried to do a long distance version over messenger, but just wasn't the same....
     
  11. Krisha Mitra Das

    Krisha Mitra Das Ethical Vegan Yogini

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    Lots of beautiful Diwali photos here! Thanks for posting them. :)
     
  12. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Natural. We have people in US, Pune, Mumbai, my grand daughter in Manipal/Udipi, the rest of us are in Delhi. So video conferencing.
     
  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Here is something from Bengal (from another forum):
    "Bhai Dooj here in India today - we Bongs know it as Bhai Phonta.
    Not just a celebration of culture, but more importantly a celebration of food. Time to gorge on some home cooked delicacies.
    Bhai Phonta.jpg "
    Could you tell me what the sister is offering to the big-bro?
     
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