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Riot of colour: Lamps on display at Deepa Soundarya in Mysore on Sunday. — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
Riot of colour: Lamps on display at Deepa Soundarya in Mysore on Sunday. — PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

There is nothing like a twinkling diya to lighten things up during Deepavali. In the run up to the festival of lights, an exhibition of traditional lamps is being held here.

Ramsons Kala Pratishtana's fourth annual exhibition and sale of traditional lamps, Deepa Soundarya, opened at the Pratima Art Gallery in front of Mysore zoo on Sunday.

Among the items on display are brass lamps from Bangalore and Aligarh, chlorite schist ones from Mysore, Nachiyar Koil brass lampposts from Tamil Nadu, blue pottery lamps from Jaipur, Mughal style glass lanterns from Jodhpur, copper lamps with enamel work from Maharashtra, and lamps made of marble and plaster of Paris, among others. And, despite the wide variety of lamps, the cute clay diyas giving out their warm glow are still popular in this festival that signifies the triumph of good over evil.

It's not just diyas — a range of objects such as festoons, mirrors, handbags and jewellery are also on display.

The exhibition will be open till October 30 between 10.30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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