Diwali Mela in San Diego – So Colorful!

The Diwali Mela took place in the Black Mountain Road area of Mira Mesa, San Diego on October 25, 2014.  It was a packed-out event, and a great way to spend the evening.  There were many performances to Bollywood songs, and of course at least one to Bhangra!

Here are some pictures, and at the bottom of this page, you can see some videos that I made.  If there is one thing that should strike you from looking at the pictures is that Indian outfits are so colorful, as well as pretty!

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Now, for a break away from the performances – just take a look at all the people, and there were more!

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

I tried a few different dishes including the Punjabi Karhi and Rice, one of my favorites – I should have taken a picture! I did take one of the Alloon Paratha – which were quite delicous (bread stuffed with potatoes and spices, that is cooked on a tava or griddle, and then smothered with oil or butter).

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Now back to the pictures of the performers.

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

Diwali Mela, San Diego

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I hope that added some color into your day!

Here is the video showing the Punjabi dance:

Here is the video showing the Rajasthan dance:

Here is the video showing a variety of the performances, including the women’s fashion show and the men’s fashion show.

Don’t miss the performance towards the end of this last video showing a dance to Bang Bang – the Bollywood movie starring Hrithik Roshan, and watch out for the little boy in the audience who definitely has dance fever!

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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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