Picture of the Day: Diwali Dandia in Karachi

Posted on October 30, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Culture & Heritage, Minorities, Photo of the Day, Religion
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Adil Najam

Sometimes you put up a picture just because its a nice picture and it makes you feel good. This is one of those times.

This picture is from ‘Dandia Nite 2006’, organized this Sunday by the Hindu community in Karachi as part of the Diwali celebrations (from Dawn, 30 October, 2006).  Dandia or Dandiya is a traditional dance often performed at Hindu festivals and on religiously significant occasions.

Earlier post here. Subsequent post on Diwali Celebrations at the Pakistan Muslim League headquarters in Islamabad, here.

20 responses to “Picture of the Day: Diwali Dandia in Karachi”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    And this year, the Diwali is on the 5th of November.

    So, happy early Diwali to our Pakistani Hindu brothers and sisters in particular, and to all, in good wishes where ever they are.

  2. Anand says:

    I am so surprised at the way the Hindu festival is celebrated in
    Pakistan, it is an eye opener, I am in the US and have had a couple of Pakistani friends i was even invited to Pakistan by one of them for his sisters marriage, but was not sure, now i rue a missed opportunity to visit a fine country.

  3. That’s great Dandia Nite , We hope it may possible to see these type of pictures again about occasion of Diwali! I also want to see with you some people pictures ( if it’s not here on web then just imagine it ) those are in villages and have not money and cloths for these type occasions of Diwali. Just they need food and shelter for their lives. Specially Parkari Kolhi people in Sindh Pakistan.
    Thanks,

  4. Sabyasachi Majumdar says:

    Mr. Kashmiri,

    (Kashmir should be freed Hyderabad

  5. Kelash Kolhi, Badin says:

    very nice pic on the occasion of Diwali. Hindus of Pakistan celebrate this day with pop and show specialy in Sindh. The Hindus celebrate dandia Ras, Laxmi Pooja etc. and the other functions Diwali Function at Karachi by Pakistan Hindu Counci.

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