Neeraj Khandelwal a travelling freak he is – got to capture this amazing view while vacationing in Thailand.
An experience he describes as “This was when the sky was lit with floating lanterns – a majestic new year’s evening – when people gathered across Ao Nang beach, Thailand – with a mission – to send their prayers, hopes, desires to the heavens and welcome a prosperous New Year 2013!”
At the stroke of the midnight a fleet of wishful messages were set to float in between the starlight sky and deep dark sea. The beach was full of gleeful people – cheering to a new start – a new year – that was set on sail by people – a sail to their hopes and dreams coming true.
As Neeraj and his friends witnessed this startling moment – their eyes shone bright with dwindling paper lanterns lit up by lights all over!
Note: This photograph is not taken by Neeraj, he has attached this here to see it for ourselves the magic he was lucky to get a real time view of!
In the corner somewhere Neeraj captured this moment – An old lady and her granddaughter soaking in all the joys and counting their blessings seeing the lantern lit by them floating swiftly and rising higher and higher. Floating lights – floating joys – floating wishes – on every face!
This is an awesome reflection of how we all have wishes and hopes and how we crave to have all of them fulfilled.
The legend goes – Releasing a Thai lantern brings good luck – wading away all misfortune!
Wishing you lantern full of prosperity and de-lightful years of Floating lights – camera and capture
* Story edited/developed by Chitralok creative editor – Aditi Bhardwaj.