Diwali in Pakistan, through pictures

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    Diwali in Pakistan, through pictures

    By Huma Choudhary Published: October 25, 2014

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    The Hindu community, though a very small minority, constitute an integral part of the cultural and ethnic diversity of Pakistan. PHOTO: MYRA IQBAL/EXPRESS

    The first day of Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights –-was celebrated at Krishna temple in Rawalpindi yesterday.

    As a budding photojournalist and having many friends who belong to minority sects, I feel passionately about the state of affairs of the Pakistani minorities. I was, therefore, thrilled to be part of the annual-Diwali celebrations-for the first time.

    The warm, friendly and hospitable atmosphere at the temple made my stay extremely exciting and I thoroughly enjoyed covering this-colourful celebration.-Here are a few highlights of my unique experience:
     
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    A girl performs the ‘pooja’ ritual before the Hindu deity Lord Krishna.

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    A woman decorates her hands with henna.

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    Men exchange greetings at the temple’s entrance.

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    A woman lights diyas (oil lamps) and places them in various corners of the temple.

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    A man smears tilak on devotees’ foreheads.

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    A teenage girl performs ‘arti’-before Lord Krishna.

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    A woman prays on Diwali.

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    The temple was decorated with fresh flowers and candles.

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    Hindu Pundit blows a conch shell for blessings during ‘pooja’.

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    A man offers prayers to Hindu God Krishna.

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    The Hindu community, though a very small minority, constitute an integral part of the cultural and-ethnic diversity-of Pakistan. They are as much a part of Pakistan as the rest of us and understanding their occasions is something we should all strive to do.

    Wishing everyone around the globe a very happy-Diwali-and hoping that Pakistan keeps growing as a tolerant, peace-loving and inclusive nation.

    Diwali in Pakistan, through pictures – The Express Tribune Blog
     
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    The Hindu community, though a very small minority, constitute an integral part of the cultural and-ethnic diversity-of Pakistan. They are as much a part of Pakistan as the rest of us and understanding their occasions is something we should all strive to do.

    Wishing everyone around the globe a very happy-Diwali-and hoping that Pakistan keeps growing as a tolerant, peace-loving and inclusive nation.

    Diwali in Pakistan, through pictures – The Express Tribune Blog
     
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    Strange ? they are still alive............. not killed for celebrating own festival in pakistan.
     

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