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Lights of Diwali…

Beautiful & colourful Rangoli during Diwali
       © Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Brightly lit earthen lamp during Diwali
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Dazzling sparkles of Diwali
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Beautiful firework during Diwali in India.
© Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

When darkness, despair and bitterness give way to light, joy and cordiality, and when everyone around us, young or aged, men or women, irrespective of age , caste, creed, and religion, come together to celebrate one night, it can’t be anything else but Diwali -the festival of lights.

Even the celestial forces conspire to keep the Moon under wraps on this night so that the lights of Diwali and smiles of all spread the message of the victory of truth over the evil, good over the bad and righteous over devil…

Mostly celebrated by Indians (traditonally Hindus), Diwali has transversed beyond the borders of South East Asia, and is now well-known all across the globe as a festival of colourful lights and joy, thanks to the thousands of Indian diaspora settled in US, Britain, Europe and other far flung regions.

The images above are my humble attempt to portray the spirit of this wonderful festival called Diwali and showcase the sparkling way of celebrating it in India.

So next time you come to India, fix it on Diwali…Surely, you shall enjoy it !

 

 -Subhrajyoti

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Twilight at Neil Island

Twilight, the moments trapped between the end of the day and the beginning of the night, often encompasses the time in a day when peace & tranquillity (both in mind & soul) is at its zenith and if Mother Nature too is on your side, that moment becomes an ultimate cherishable moment of life.

Twilight, especially when you are at the edge of a cliff with the Sun setting over the limitless stretch of sea, relieves a distressful soul from the daily anxiety, sorrow and pain in life.

The image below is of the twilight time captured just after the sun set over the Bay of Bengal, shot at Neil Islands, one of the many beautiful islands that forms the archipelago called as Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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Amazing rock formations at St. Mary’s Island, Malpe Port…

Amazing rock formations at the beaches of St. Mary’s Island, off the coast of Malpe Port, on the Western Coast of Karnataka, South India.

Amazing rock formations in St. Mary s Island© Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

The blue pristine waters of Bharatpur Beach, Neil Island…

When a disturbed soul craves for peace and calmness, nature beckons with her pristine and serene beauty. She bestows the restless soul with eternal solace and gifts the desperate soul an unforgettable escape from the daily chores of our complex lifestyle, which mind & body cherish for the lifetime.  There is such a place which has been abundantly blessed by Mother Nature with blue turquoise waters, clean, clear and quite free from any man-made pollution.It is none other than the Bharatpur Beach at Neil Islands, part of an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal called the Andaman & Nicobar…

The crystal clear waters of Bharatpur Beach is undoubtedly a “paradise on earth” which every nature lover should visit atleast once in his/her lifetime…
Serene blue sea at the beaches of Bharatpur, Neil Island.                                                © Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Serene blue landscape with white sand© Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

The Panoramic view of the Arambol Beach

The panoramic Arambol Beach                            © Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Situated on the western part of India, along the coast of the Arabian Sea, Goa may appear too small to escape the sight of map readers, as compared to the neighbouring bigger provinces but when it comes to scenic and breathtaking landscapes, sun kissed beaches and long stretches of rocky & vibrant coastlines, she is unbeatable.Tourists from all across India and nook and corner of the world travel Goa, especially during the Winters to celebrate Christmas, New Year or some visit this little paradise just to hang around with near and dear ones.

The scenery in the image above is the panoramic view of the Arambol Beach, shot from a bridge nearby. The thick cover of greenery all along the beach, as the blue sea wave hit the shores, multiplies the beauty of this landscape.

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An evening in the backwaters of Kerala.

Beautiful evening on the backwaters.                         © Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

The scenic sunset on backdrop of the back waters of Alleppey, in the South Indian province of Kerala.

The Chitrakoot Falls, Chattisgarh, Central India.

The gigantic waterfalls of Chitrakoot, Central India.© Photographer: Subhrajyoti Parida | Agency: Dreamstime.com

These are the gigantic waterfalls of Chitrakoot, on the Indravati River in Central India in the state/province of Chattisgarh. In monsoon times, volume of water flowing past the cliffs increases so much that it is often called as “mini-Niagara Falls” of India.

A must visit place in India !