Today, home lighting in India is not only a ritual, but a lifestyle as well. Lighting design companies have mixed the tradition with the latest trends and technologies, promoting energy efficiency and creating lighting designs that accentuate and integrate with the overall design context.

Light has always played a key role in Indian culture: for generations, Indians have used light to celebrate religious events. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the greatest example of how special the relationship between Indian culture and light is.

Celebrated all over the world, Diwali, meaning row of lights, is the celebration of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. A well known dualism, this time light being the undisputed winner.

During the five days of Diwali celebration, houses, windows, doors, housetops, temples and buildings are decorated with millions of lights, lamps, candles and diyas, small oil lamps, traditionally kept burning all night long.

Men prepare for patakhe, fireworks, to light up the neighborhood skies and women decorate floors and walkways with rangoli, decorative designs meant to be sacred welcoming areas for Hindu deities.

Today, home lighting in India is not only a ritual, but a lifestyle as well. Lighting design companies have mixed the tradition with the latest trends and technologies, promoting energy efficiency and creating lighting designs that accentuate and integrate with the overall design context.

The role of the lighting designer has become essential to complete an interior design project. Modernization – with an eye on tradition – has reached marvelous results so far, such as the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Surat and the Raas Haveli Hotel in Jodhpur.

 

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