The Indian festival of lights, Diwali has begun and the vibe is felt everywhere. People have decorated their houses with colourful lamps and lanterns. Residential complexes are lit up in varied light strings and bigger lanterns, making the atmosphere all attractive. While the enthusiasm of the festival is felt everywhere across the country, in Goa there is a huge spectacle of a 40 feet lantern! In Panaji's Mala area, an organisation called Youth of Portuguese have prepared this huge lantern to mark the festivities. Diwali 2018 Decoration Ideas: Easy Diyas & Lanterns to Make and Brighten Up the Festival of Lights (Watch DIY Videos).
The members of the group are the locals here and they worked for about 15 days to prepare this multi-coloured lantern. The group has been marking the festivities for many years and this is the 13th year they are organising the celebrations. The lantern is installed right in front of church, so the Christians visiting around can also enjoy the sight. Diwali 2018 Light Decoration Ideas: Simple and Best Ways to Decorate Diya, Tealight Candles, Fairy Lights and Lanterns at Home This Deepavali!
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In Goa, on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, an effigy of demon Naraka is made and lit up to signify the victory over the evil. Each year the response for this celebration is only rising and some people have even made monetary contributions in making the big lantern. The member of the group said, "We do something new every year and have been loving the response of the people. This year all the young people around worked together to make this lantern. We just want to spread the message of everyone enjoying the festival together. Christians, Muslims, Hindu all come here together to be a part of the festivities."