Sunday, October 18, 2009

Five things which I love about diwali:



Meetha

I’m a self-confessed sweet-oholic. Undoubtedly best part about diwali is all the mouth watering sweets and delicacies; soft supple gulabjamuns, rich gujiya, my all time favorite kaju katli and the crispy moong dal halwa loaded with dryfruits. Lack of mom made delicacies this diwali was ofcourse disappointing but then it gave me a chance to do all that for her..things that shes been doing for me all these years. For you mom, A thousand times over J

Rangoli

I’ve been making rangolis on diwali since past 9-10 years now and the passion grows everytime I see a finished beautiful rangoli beaming in bright colors.

Diyas

Every nook and corner is illuminated on the eve of diwali, rightly referred to as the festival of lights. Adorning every corner of the house with beautifully carved earthern diyas is something that I looooooove.

The pooja together

I’m not someone whos piously religious but then I love the Pooja part because it brings us all together, and together we pray for all we aspire. A strange kind of tranquility dawns as it infuses a fresh tinge of optimism. Hope,indeed is a strange and powerful thing.

And last but not the least,

I love the proud look in papas eyes, on seeing my rangoli, the decorations, and all the hard work that goes for a sparkling diwali J

14 comments:

Aman said...

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Vishal - The Vince said...

hmmm nice .. i too did some things on this Diwali .. Surely a beautiful festival ..

Impressions said...
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Impressions said...

Right Yachu.... Festivals are few of those moments which bring all of us together and you feel the family bond...yesterday while doing puja ; i was wondering that probably some years from now i might not be doing puja at my home but somewhere else and i was feeling damn nostalgic and emotional about the stuff....
The things which only i do at home... the rangoli ; the diya lightning ; the puja preparation ; candle lighting... :( ... :)

Saumil Rampal said...

nice to see that you really enjoyed the things that actually matter in life.

Amit Sharma said...

"A thousand times over" Yachna San! :-)

Sue said...

Would you believe me that if I told you that I didn't know what Diwali was? Just read up all about it - sounds like a fabulous event and I think I might adopt it myself next year. Your Rangoil is beautiful!

Sumi said...

Hey, I love being at home on Diwali and meeting all my loved ones..... :)

namrata said...

Hey yachu ... very nice rangoli dear.... Lovely...

And ya this is the best festival. The best part is lightning and puja... I did some fireworks too ....

Surely, I too just love it...

Yachna said...

@Aman : :-|
@Vishal: dats nice :-)
@Pankhri: hmm..u'll hv another home for doing all this then.. i hope u find the same zeal & enthusiasm there and have an equally rocking diwali
@Saumil: Very true.. little things make a big difference
@Amit san : :)
@Sue: Diwali is one of the biggest Indian festivals. Here, you can read more about it , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali
@Sumi: Love it too :)
@Nammo: Thanks baby!

Pesto Sauce said...

5 things I like about Diwali

1. Office gifts
2. Always a holiday
3. Good dressing
4. Bollywood releases
5. Marriage season starts

Yachna said...

@Pesto Sauce: How can I forget good dressing ..wink wink ;)

Tia said...

all of those sweets sound delicious!

Yachna said...

@Tia: Absolutely :) & It's nice to have u dropping by here...