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Friday, 24 October 2014

Diwali came and went.

              For the last  so many days we were waiting for Diwali. So many preparations were going on . Every body was busy. Junk was removed from the house. Each corner of the house  gave a new look. Frantic preparations were going on. New dresses was bought for every one. Daily some friends or relatives came. We have a tradition that  on a Sunday preceding Diwali, all brothers and sisters assemble  in one house and exchange Diwali gifts. We have pot luck dinner.....One dish from every house. This way, there is lot of food, sweets, snacks and drinks. We have  many games, like Tambola,Dumb Shiraj and many more. Every body looks forward  to this family  get together.
                                      Children made Rangoli and decorated it with lights.Given below is a simple Rangoli made by her
                                         
 The lights in the balcony added to the ambience of the place. It looked colorful, yet  sober.A special Puja to worship Mata Lakshmi and Ganesha   was held. 
The Ganesha corner of  our house.
The festival came and has gone. The children have great fun. They play cards, have lots of chocolates,  cakes and goodies. They have already started waiting for next Diwali.





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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful rangoli Ma'am. Hope u had an awesome Diwali:)

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  2. I love the rangoli too with the lights Usha though I had to google what that meant first! ;) I'm glad you had a wonderful Diwali by the sounds of it! :) <3

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    1. Thank you Elly. Children had a nice time. So I felt satisfied.

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  3. Its lovely... Diwali is good,was good...But<i suddenly realise that with children being own their own,living in other cities..Diwali is not what it used to be.

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    1. You are right BK.nWithout the children at home Diwali is dull.

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  4. Respected Madam.

    Beautiful rangoli. I hope you celebrate this diwali with all your family members get together as well. Happy Diwali wishes to you and your family members.

    Madam please look into my Lamps of India message which i shared in my Heritage of India blog and give your valuable comments for this message.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html

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    1. Respected Usha Menon madam

      Namaste. Usha Menon madam thank you very much for your precious comment to my Lamps of India message.

      Usha Menon madam recently i am presented my Third Seminar on Indian Heritage and Culture to young children. In this seminar i am sharing my paintings and other collections relating to Indian Heritage and explaining children about various aspects of our Heritage and Culture through my collections. Children are eagerly participated in my seminar and they clarified their doubts about our glorious heritage.

      http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-third-seminar-on-indian-heritage-and.html

      Usha Menon madam please look into my Third Seminar on Indian Heritage post and share your valuable and inspirational comment for the same.

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  5. Yes, getogethers add life to any festival apart from food, clothes and rituals. Loved the lighted rangoli.

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