Light up your life with Festival of Lights


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Diwali is a time of celebration, decoration, indulgence and getting together with family to welcome the new year and light up homes and hearts with lights, crackers and memories.

This year would be special for our family as we will be celebrating Diwali in India.

Our Festivities typically start with getting the house in order. We shuffle every room, out come the contents of closets, the clothes being sunkissed in preparation for the upcoming winter. In fact everything in the house hold undergoes sort of sunbathing, which helps in getting rid of moisture & closet smell which tends to occur after the monsoon season.

Next is getting the house all decked up in new drapes, linens and other colorful house decoration items. We devote quite a good amount of time in shopping for these items almost every time we embark on travel within or outside India.

As the days come closer, the food extravaganza start with days spent in preparing sweets & savories, which are not only for the family and guests who drop by during Diwali, but also are distributed to the near and dear ones.

Finally, with Dhanteras the daily evening ritual of decorating the house with earthen oil lamps starts which continues for few days after Diwali as well. The whole atmosphere smells great and provides a enlightening feeling.

On the day of Diwali, it is usually very hectic with purchases for the evening prayer, last minute preparations for food & decorations and then getting dressed up in all splendour to welcome Maa Lakshmi to home with open doors, heart and mind.

Sharing some diwali photos from my home.

                                         Rajasthani Mandnaa (Footprints of Godess lakshmi)

                                                               Floating Diyas

                                                               Pooja Thali

                                    Handmade diyas made by me from play dough clay.

I wish that all my readers have a very Happy & enjoyable Diwali every year. Stay safe, cherish the lights and food and pray for everyone's prosperity & health all year round.

May Goddess Laksmi visit you everyday of your life.

ॐ श्री महालछ्मयै च विदमहे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि
तन्नो लछ्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ||