Memories of Deepawali - 2016 Celebrations
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It is over a fortnight the festival of lights has brought happiness and prosperity all around us. But the fever of celebrations has not yet gone off me.
I still keep admiring what I bought during the festive shopping. I am not yet ready to remove away the torans we arranged at our main door. I do not want to remove the lighting arrangement décor we did at our front door. I am still trying out various Diwali special dishes which I could not do it all during the festival.
With few capture that shows our simple yet special celebration of Deepawali this year, I share a small glimpse.
Rangoli is a traditional way of welcoming god and also guests. The colourful rangolis which make a great pattern allows decorating it with diyas.
This floral rangoli was done at a nearby bank complex on the festive occasion.
Torans and lightings make sure that the sense of festivities is taken to new heights.
Diyas form an important part of Deepawali. It is a symbolic representation of bringing brightness and good fortune in future.
I had a chance to visit an exhibition cum sale of diyas during Diwali season.
Gold is considered divine in Indian tradition. No year passes without the purchase of gold during
Deepawali. This year we bought the traditional gold jhumka earring with tiny emerald and pearls hanging near the bottom. We usually buy gold from Bhima Jewellers.
I bought beautiful temple jewellery – long necklace last time during Deepawali.
Deepawali is not just festival of lights; it is also festival of flavours. Sweets exclusively made for festivals are irresistible. Gulab Jamun, Halwa, Jalebi, Barfi, Rasgullas, Laddus, Kheer; these are the typical ones found in every Indian household.
This year I did something which I had never done so far. Yelappa – recipe here.
Carrot halwa with vanilla ice cream is also a great dessert to serve your guests.
Making handmade greeting cards was a pure attempt to re live the Diwali from my childhood.
Also had a chance to view a beautiful Bharatnatyam Dance. Great talent if you closely watch the expressions, perfect movements, stamina, balancing and dancing on plate, and surprisingly a jug filled with water rests on the dancer’s head without any support.
How was your Diwali this year?
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