Indian community celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights, with fanfare and zeal in different parts of the USA too. Every year Indian community of Raleigh/Cary area organizes Diwali festivities in an open air theatre in Cary. A large number of local children and some adults participate in mostly Bollywood songs based ‘cultural’ programs and a majority of Indians attend this daylong event. While mingling with friends, Indian food and shopping take the center stage, the main stage hosting the performances remains in background for most of the day. The focus shifts to the main stage when a scheduled famous performer starts in the evening.
This year the star performers were not from India though they mastered various forms of Indian dances including Bollywood better than a large number of Indian performers. MAYURI, a dance group from Russia, performed several forms of traditional and Bollywood style Indian dances. Well versed with the history of Hindi movies, the group selected very popular songs of different eras to entertain all age groups.
Of course, Diwali is not complete without fireworks.
Some pictures of MAYURI group on the stage. (The quality of pictures may not be good because of fast moving subject in low light conditions).
I wish all my readers a VERY HAPPY DIWALI.
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Diwali Mela in Dallas is in the first week of November.
Happy Diwali to you and your family !!!!
Diwali, Bollywood and India, all three are a craze outside India.
A very happy Diwali
Happy Diwali to you and your family :))
Yes. You are so right. Happy Diwali to you and your family !!
Happy Diwali to you :)
the dance performance looks stunning
Wish you a very Happy Diwali. Wonderful post.
A VERY HAPPY DEEPAWALI
संसृष्टं धनमुभयं समाकृतमस्मभ्यं दत्तां वरुण्श्च मन्यु: I
भियं दधाना हृदयेषु शत्रव: पराजितासो अप नि लयन्ताम् II
Inspiring enthusiasm, youth full zeal and pursuit of excellence are providers of well earned undivided treasures that enrich life.
May the Festive lights banish for ever,
Darkness of Pessimism & Negativity .
Happy Diwali, to you and your family!
Beautiful pictures! Can imagine how well the programme would have been!
Happy Diwali to you & your family. :)
Wish you and your family a VERY HAPPY DIWALI! :)
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Awesome photographs. Looks like you had a good time. Wish you a very Happy Diwali!
Lovely pics..thanks for sharing...the girls are looking awesome! And a very happy Diwali, Amrit.
Lovely pics.. enjoy your Diwali celebs with friends and family
The photos are good. When I tried to take similar photos of artists on stage with my mobile camera, there was no clarity! I blame the lack of optical zoom :) Happy Diwali to you and your family.......
warm Festive wishes for you..Happy Diwali!:-)
Happy Diwali!! God Bless!!-Swetha Amit(Whirlwindthoughts)
Happy Diwali to you and the family. Pics are colorful as should be. :)
Beautiful pictures as always. Happy Diwali to you and yours!
My best wishes for a happy Diwali to you and yours.
Nice pictures. Happy Diwali!
Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali.... :) And the pics are nice as always...
Happy Dipawali and lovely year ahead!
the pictures are too good !love the clarity and correct light ..
The last picture is the Best one!
background plus the colour of the dress focused very well!
Wish you a very Happy Diwali.
I find the pictures fabulous. Despite the low light and fast moving subjects.
Could not have been better. Great shots.
Wow those were some lovely pics, Happy diwali!! :)
happy diwali...well if one doesnt know that tihs group is not indian, one cannot differentiate as they are so traditional looking with these dresses and moves... amazing :) hope you people had fun ...
A, Beautiful pictures of Cary Diwali, Russian group was amazing..their costumes were so traditional and all looked so graceful. Pictures bring out the true essence of Cary diwali because from far away we really can not feel dress details and expressions...I hope next year they reduce bollywood performances and pick more creative dances.
Wishing you and your family Happy Diwali. :)
Nice Colourful post :)
A very happy Diwali to you too!
Nice photographs . One could easily take the artistes for Indians. Hope you had a nice Diwali too !
Glad to know that you had a wonderful Diwali .Thanks for sharing the pictures .
Glad to know that you had a wonderful Diwali .Lovely pictures .
Best wishes to you and your family...hope you had a nice Diwali.
Here in Sao Paulo too we have Brazilians performing Indian dances for Diwali...the programme is tonight.It is amazing to see how well they perform...requires lot of practice and dedication...Such is their love for our culture.
Wow, what a great & nice dance pics. thanks for sharing.
A very Happy Diwali to you too. -Swetha Amit (Whirlwindthoughts)
Wish all of you a happy and prosperous Diwali.May this Diwali bring lots of happiness to your life.
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