Happy Diwali ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐ŸŒŸ

 

This is the reason I was away from my blog from past few days. I was busy with making sweets and Diwali decorations.

Diwaliย is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deepย = light andย avali= a row i.e., a row of lights โ€œrows ofย diyasย (clay lamps)โ€) that’s marked by four days of celebration.

Okay now, though I’ve added captions to describe each photo, let me explain few things in below pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

We did some lighting in our patio. It’s a tradition toย hang paper lanterns in Patio or In front of entrance door . So we hung star-shaped paper lantern in our patio. Last I made it with myself but this year we bought it from IKEA, lazy meย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย We are celebrating Diwali in United State since last 3 years.ย Many Indian stores sell the necessary things to make sweetsย or other festival material. I prepared below sweets ๐Ÿ™‚ It was yummy ๐Ÿ˜‰ My favorite were those round balls we called them “Ladoo”(they are sweet in taste made with gram flour) and next to thatย called “chakli”spiral shaped, pretzel-like snack with a spiked surface.(typically made from flours of rice, bengal gram (chickpea) and black gram, tasteย spicy). Next to that is “Chiwada” those yellow colorย Flattened rice flakes ( Itย is an extremely healthy and light dish to have with evening tea and coffee. also taste spicy) anyways I’ll leave with these 3 item, I know it’s hard to understand the indian names, but trust me they taste delicious ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now those mango shape pattern is DIY multipurpose rangoli, which you can use as a partย of decoration. You can see I keptย them besides plant on table to you can decorate around your serving plate on diningย table or you can put it in front of “Puja”(the worship of a particular god idol.) Last are those DIY paper flowerย candle holder i saw the tutorial on you tube i made them ๐Ÿ™‚ ย That’s it now I’m done with the description ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you got the little idea of Diwali Celebration.

We had a great time, our friends invited us,ย weย had a small get together. We also went to visit Hindu Temple of Colorado thereย we saw few fireworks (you can see my instagram I posted the video) Today we worshiped goddess Lakshi, we invited our friends at home had Indian cuisine at lunch, in the evening we lit up the candles. In short we had fun ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Wish you a Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year. (Tomorrow will be Hindu New Year,ย two more days of celebration) ๐Ÿ™‚

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18 thoughts on “Happy Diwali ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐ŸŒŸ

  1. Happy Diwali and a splendid New Year! ^_^ Thanks for sharing – your decorations are beautiful and the sweets look delicious! I have a few hindu friends but I swear every year I learn something new! โ™ฅ

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    1. So glad to hear you enjoyed the decorations Sissh ๐Ÿ’œOh yes sweets look delicious and taste delicious too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ohh really ! That’s sounds awesome, you have few Hindu friends ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a cultural diversity in hinduism, so yes so many new things each and every time ๐Ÿ˜€
      So Happy you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for your wishes Sissh ๐Ÿ’•

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