Millions of people around the world are celebrating the holiday of Diwali right now. Diwali is typically a five-day long celebration, with the day of Diwali falling on Wednesday this year. It is one of the most beautiful festivals to experience. People around the world coming together, gathering to celebrate the success and triumph of good over evil, light over darkness.
To celebrate the holiday, families clean and decorate their homes with lights, candles, flowers and colorful decorations. Diyas and lanterns light the streets, windows, rivers and towns. Fireworks typically mark the peak of the evenings celebrations. And sweets and treats are always ever present during the holiday. Prayers and greetings are exchanged, and blessings for the year to come are shared.
But perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of every Diwali celebration is the colorful rangoli artwork. Rangoli art is intricate and delicate and symbolic, and created using colored powders, sand, rice, and even flower petals. Throughout the five-day Diwali celebrations the art adorns the floors, streets and town squares for all to enjoy.
At Zaloni we shared a joyful Diwali celebration in our IDC office in Guwahati, India, and we thought we'd share some of the beautiful rangoli art that the team created.
May the beauty, joy, and splendor that are a part of this auspicious occasion fill your life with happiness and cheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity for the whole year.
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Ben Sharma, is CEO and co-founder of Zaloni. He is a passionate technologist with experience in business development, solutions architecture, and service delivery of big data, analytics and enterprise infrastructure solutions. Having previously worked in management positions for NetApp, Fujitsu and others, Ben’s expertise ranges from business development to production deployment in a wide array of technologies including Hadoop, HBase, databases, virtualization and storage. Ben is the co-author of Java in Telecommunications and holds two patents. He received his MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.Follow on Twitter More Content by Ben Sharma