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Happy Deepavali

Wish you all a very Happy and

Colorful Deepavali…

Deepavali or Diwali is a festival of lights. This year it is really special for me because I am celebrating it with my family in India. It was colourful and bright everywhere with the sounds of crackers. I enjoyed bursting all the crackers and Today is a special feast along with different kind of sweets. Everything was so yummy thatย  forgot to count calories…;). Shopping for clothes, sweets and crackers during Deepavali is another wonderful experience (if shopping is done a week ahead…;)).

From wikipedia:

Deepavali is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) (or Deep in Sanskrit: ???) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

Deepavali celebrations are spread over five days.[8] All the days except Diwali are named according to their designation in the Hindu calendar. The days are:

1. Vasu Baras (27 Ashvin or 12 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Baras means the 12th day and vasu means cow. On this day the cow and calf are worshiped.

2. Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan teras or Dhanwantari Triodasi'[9] (28 Ashvin or 13 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Dhan means wealth and Trayodashi means 13th day. This day falls on the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month. It is considered an auspicious day for buying utensils and gold.

3. Naraka Chaturdashi (29 Ashvin or 14 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Chaturdashi is the 14th day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna โ€“ an incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness (Gujarati: Kali Chaudas, Rajasthan : Roop Chaudas). In southern India, this is the actual day of festivities. Hindus wake up before dawn, have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes. They light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate kolams /rangolis outside their homes. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.

4. Lakshmi Puja (30 Ashvin or 15 Krishna Paksha Ashvin): Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations in North India. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.

5. Bali Pratipada and Govardhan Puja (1 Kartika or 1 Shukla Paksha Kartika) : In North India, this day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut, and is celebrated as the day Krishna โ€“ an incarnation of god Vishnu โ€“ defeated Indra and by the lifting of Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and floods.

6. Bhaiduj (also Bhayyaduj, Bhaubeej or Bhayitika) (2 Kartika or 2 Shukla Paksha Kartika): on this day, brothers and sisters meet to express love and affection for each other (Gujarati: Bhai Bij, Bengali: Bhai Phota). It is based on a story when Yama, lord of Death, visited his sister Yami. Yami welcomed Yama with an Aarti and they had a feast together. Yama gave a gift to Yami while leaving as a token of his appreciation. So, the day is also called ‘YAM DWITIYA’.



  1. Wishing u a happy and safe diwali..

  2. Happy Diwali to u too!

  3. yummme sweets

  4. I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy diwali to you and your family.

  6. Diwali wishes to you too!!

  7. Happy diwali to you and your family..festive spread looks delicious..

  8. Happy Diwali to you..

  9. Wonderful post.. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Happy Diwali to U three beautiful ladies!!! -^-

    Wish U had a joyful celebration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Happy Diwali to you too!

  12. Happy diwali


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