Diwali at Balboa Park, 2014

I love Diwali, the Indian Festival Of Lights that is celebrated by Indians all over the world.  Diwali has its roots in the story of Rama and Sita, and while I won’t go into the historical aspect – let’s just say that Diwali shows us how good triumphs over evil.  We celebrate this wonderful time with family, friends, good food, music and often entertainment. While Diwali is on October 23rd this year, we celebrated it in Balboa Park on October 18th.  Here are some pictures taken at the Organ Pavilion – the site of the 7th Annual Diwali Celebration in Balboa Park.

Balboa Park Organ Pavilion

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

Now pictures of the performances: this was the group from Tamil Nadu

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

This was the group from Rajasthan and I am proud to say that my daughter is a member of this dance group, and this group dances fabulously!

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

This is the group from the Punjab – I have to say that I love Punjabi music and dance, and this group is fabulous too!

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

This is my daughter right before the show.

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

This is a picture of her group performing in a different show

Rajasthan Dance Performance in San Diego

Rajasthan Dance Performance in San Diego

Well, the Organ Pavilion surely looks colorful!

Balboa Park,  Diwali Celebration - 2014

Balboa Park, Diwali Celebration – 2014

Oh, by the way, I uploaded a video to YouTube of the Rajasthani Dance, you can see the link below (first video).  I have now uploaded another video of the Punjabi Dance (second video).  Want to know something?  My camcorder’s battery died and I had been so busy earlier in the day rushing around that I forgot to charge it.  I had to use my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to make the video – I hope you like it!

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this de-light-ful holiday.  May the lights shine brightly on you and may you be blessed with a fabulous year full of happiness, peace and prosperity.

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

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