Cayenne diwali lantern

About This Project

Diwali or Deepavali is the hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.

The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period.

Hindu across the world celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord RAMA, wife Sita, brother lakshmana and lord Hanuman to Ayodhya from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated Ravana. To honor and celebrate Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman returning from Sri Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers light Diyas to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

A kandeel is a lantern with a wooden framework and covered in coloured matte or glossy papers. These lanterns are generally hung in front of homes during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali.

During the Hindu lunar month of ‘Kartika’, the people use to put akasha deepam, colloquially known in Konkani dialect “Panjire”, in place on roof tops of the houses and light them in the evening until dawn breaks in and up to the Karthika Paurnami (full moon) day or Dev Dewali day. Earlier oil lamps were used, which are fixed in the panjire (cage models), now colourful electrical lights are used instead. By lighting the panjiras it is believed that during Kartika those who had died used to visit their houses and wish their relatives wellbeing, or if the lights were not lit in front of the house, the curses them to live them in darkness in life.

Kandeels are hung for around a month from the first day of Diwali. Kandeels are traditionally built in a crystal shape with tails at the bottom; shapes include stars, globes and airplanes. Opaque papers cut into a complex design give more beauty to a Kandeel by blocking some of the light behind it.


using cayenne app we can set the color to red, green or blue.

we can also set to shuffle between the three colors.

a stop button stops all the light bulbs.

one of best thing is that using cayenne’s scheduling feature we can set the lantern to turn on shuffle button at 7pm and turn on the off button at 5am so all lights are switched off. This can be scheduled for all the 5 days of diwali celebration.

What’s Connected

Wemsos D1 mini
2* 5V Relay

Triggers & Alerts

No triggers are used.


Two Digital output button are scheduled. Shuffle button is scheduled at 7pm to turn on the lights and OFF button to turn off the lights.

Dashboard Screenshots

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