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  • Thursday, October 27, 2005

    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!


    Blogger vkn said...

    Diwali greetings in advance Meena. Enjoy!

    10/27/2005 04:13:00 PM  
    Blogger Anila said...

    Subh Dewali!
    You make me remember one of the nicest Festivaties of my childhood in Surinam , South America.
    I enjoy your log and use your recipes often to refine my Indian cooking.
    A Dutch fan ;-)!

    10/27/2005 06:52:00 PM  
    Blogger Colors said...

    Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali....wow thats so sweet ...u r taking off to celebrate first Diwali together :-)

    10/27/2005 10:05:00 PM  
    Blogger Anika From Darwin said...

    Happy Diwali!!!

    10/27/2005 10:23:00 PM  
    Blogger rafalution said...

    have a good diwali. i also have a question i live in finland and i love very hot spicy food but find the chillies here dont seem to be as hot as i would like. what is the best way to give food that `ìm on fire feeling´

    10/29/2005 04:48:00 PM  
    Blogger Brett said...

    Meena, I wish you and your husband a happy first Diwali together! (I just realized it's the first and I forgot to post a potato recipe for I Like 'Em Spicy!)

    11/01/2005 09:29:00 PM  
    Blogger Indira said...

    Happy Deepavali to you and your family, Meenakshi!

    11/01/2005 09:40:00 PM  
    Blogger Nupur said...

    Ohh! How romantic! :D
    I hope you both enjoy the long long weekend.....

    And shall be waiting to hear of your Diwali adventures! Take care.... my best wishes for both of you.

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