Glimpses of Diwali Celebrations
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The most awaited festival of the year; festival lights – Diwali is gone. The celebration of this festival demands lot of preparations. At least a fortnight prior to the festival.
Diwali brings in the idea of oil massage early in the morning and hot water bath, new clothes, sweets and delicacies, gifts, crackers, Dhana-Lakshmi Puja, Govu (Cow) Puja, Balindra Puja, Tulasi Puja, gold, silk, decorative diyas, decorative lightings around the house, rangoli designs and many more traditions associated.
Last week saw the festive celebration with great pomp. Though the festival is gone, the festive mood is still not gone.
To hold back the memories of the celebration, some moments have been captured.
Sharing with you all few glimpses of diwali celebrations that took place last week.
Diwali Sweets – Our kitchen had aroma of Kesari bath, Sabudana & Bengal Gram Payasa, Navaratna Burfi.
There was more, Kerala banana halwa, banana chips, mung dal pudding, baby corn pakoda, sabudana milk pie, moti choor laddu, kaju burfi; all of which I missed to capture.
Dhana Lakshmi Pooja – Worshipping Lakshmi; goddess of wealth.
Money and gold together represent Goddess Lakshmi and is thus worshipped on the eve of the second day of Diwali. Panchakajjaya (prasad prepared at home), fruits, coconuts, payasa are offered while performing pooja.
The pooja aarthi is made from lamps lit on silver diyas.
Crackers and fire works on the occasion of Diwali
Deepawali is incomplete without fire works and other fire bursting items
|Traditional Earthern Diya|
Diwali Stone Rangoli & Mould Rangoli Decorations
Decorative lamps, lightings and simple decor ideas
|Light Bubbles of the diwali wall lightings|
Some gold and diamond on this festive occasion.
No festival is complete without gold in India. Some plan for heavy gold jewellery purchase, some go for a light weight gold coin purchase. Gold and silver purchases are done in every house.
The showrooms also put up many tempting offers during this time and encourage buyers to celebrate diwali with the shopping.
Another addition to the personal gold collection. The pendant is a beautiful piece with Goddess Lakshmi at the center. The Goddess Lakshmi Pendant is hung from the traditional design wrinkled gold balls chain.
A single diamond stone ring set on 22k gold. More details of these jeweleries some other time.
New clothing on the occasion of Deepavali is a tradition that has come from ages. Not just buying for you, gifting clothes is also observed amongst family members.
These are art silk sarees which I bough to gift both my mother (mother and mother-in-law). Shopped at Mysore.
This seemed to be a good comeback after week long celebration and sweet
How was your diwali celebration? Do share and spread the happiness.
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