Images: Karim Sahai Captures Diwali Celebrations
Karim Sahai Captures The Diwali
Over the weekend the Wellington Town Hall, Capital E and Civic Square turned into an exciting zone of music, dance, and culinary delights in celebration of Diwali.
Diwali, also know as Deepavali (literally a "row of lamps"), is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals. It is celebrated throughout India as well as in Indian communities around the world. It is colloquially known as "The Festival of Lights" - the time when families light small oil lamps (known as diyas) and candles around the home and set off firecrackers and fireworks. Scoop contributor Karim Sahai was there and captured some of the magic.