Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ABC Wednesday - P for Puntee

This is a decorated version of the earthenware lamp called 'Puntee'. The Puntees are lit in all households during Diwali - Festival of Lights symbolizing the win of Good over evil and Light over Darkness.

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17 comments:

  1. Nice close up of the lamp - looks like silver trim? And I wonder if the candle is scented. It's all very lovely.

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  2. nous sommes tous les deux sous le feu des bougies, superbe photo de cette bougie

    we are both under fire from candles, beautiful picture of this candle

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  3. Nice photo of the candle lamp...and for the history of it for Diwali...cheers.

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  4. I had no idea that matka diyas... as they call them in Delhi are called 'puntee' in Mumbai.

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  5. Wow, nice choice. I didn't know of the name but I think it's in Marathi.
    Lovely photo of the diya.

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  6. Nice! Thanks for sharing this info. As always you post interesting things. my post is here.

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  7. Thanks for the information and the interesting post.

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  8. The more I read about Diwali, the more I like it.

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  10. very educational - thank you
    It must be nice to have all of that candlelight

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  11. Thanks for having that lit during our recent presidential election -- the good guys won...

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  12. Another interesting fact. I had no idea this had a special name.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this. I didn't know anything about a puntee before.

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  14. That's one of the very many things I never knew before! I like what you've told us about Diwali.
    On behalf of the ABC Team, I'd like to thank you for your continued participation.

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  15. How very interesting.
    Perfect P for ABC Wednesday.

    Bear((( )))

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