Diwali - The festival of Lights!!
Diwali is one of the main festivals of the Hindus. It represents the start of the Hindu New Year. The legend goes that on this day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya with his wife, Sita and brother, Lakshman; after defeating the cruel king Ravan of Lanka, who had kidnapped Sita. Diwali is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. On this day, homes are decorated with lights and candles welcoming the New Year. Sweets are distributed by everyone, and friends and family come together. Diwali celebrations in India are much similar to Christmas celebrations over here. Diwali celebrations and preparations begin with a bang many days earlier. Traditional sweets and savouries are prepared at home and everyone is in a festive mood. This year Diwali falls on the 1st of November which is a Tuesday. Me and my hubby decided to take Monday and Tuesday off from work and celebrate our first Diwali together as husband and wife with all enthusiasm. This year I plan on making some of the traditional Diwali specialties, and of course, I will share it with all of you. So join me in this celebration of lights, fun and family!