Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Diwali 2017

This third week of October the Indians are celebrating Diwali. Diwali is a very ancient Hindu festival. Diwali or Deepavali means series of lights. This festival is celebrated all over India , and it is the most awaited festival. Though this the festival of lights,but no festival or celebration can be finished without delicious food.So,before the festival, all the Indians clean their homes, decorate, and make many sweets, and yummy snacks. If I don't mention the two main decorations, then the story will be unfinished.Those two are 'Toran', and 'Rangoli'.They put decorations on the top of door frame of the front door of the house which is called “Toran”. We know ,Indians love colors. So, in their any festival, there must be some colors. When this is the biggest festival, no doubt, they make it very colorful by putting some colorful designs on the porch or doorway  as well as on floors of other rooms in the house. It depends on the one’s wish. These colorful designs, called Rangoli, are usually created by a powdered material which usually comes in many colors.

The part I’m from of India used to celebrate Kaali Puja, (worshipping goddess Kaali), but nowadays we also celebrate Diwali, along with Kaalipuja. They also put Rangoli, but we usually create the designs not by powder, but with a batter made out of rice flour. Rice flour is known as very auspicious.

The people of other parts of India worship Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Laxmi. Lord Ganesha is the god of prosperity, fortune, and success. Laxmi is the goddess of wealth. During this festival we lilt up candles,and Diyas (another form of candle). Lighting up diyas, bursting fire crackers, exchanging gifts, visiting the relatives, and enjoying with savory sweets are the main attractions of the festival.

"Toran" made by kiddie


This year, due to the remodeling episode, I couldn’t do anything , but I made some sweets, which my son is liking a lot. I’m trying to put some candles just to lit up our minds, and to get rid of the stress of remodeling. 

This deep fried dish is call Nimki to Namak Para, made out of wheat flour
Moong dal laddu (yellow lentil balls), and semolina laddu


P.S. I’m not putting any rangoli, so, I cannot give any picture. However, if you want to see how it looks, just search ‘Rangoli’ in Google, you can get an idea.
carrot fudge




28 comments:

Alisa said...

That's sooo interesting, thank you for sharing with us 😍 The food look so delicious!! ❤️

carolina g. ticala said...

Looks Good! 😋😋😋

mamasmercantile said...

It was a joy to visit and learn some more about the festival and the amazing looking food.

Drollfeed said...

Hey very nice post keep sharing..

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Krishna!
You have plenty of delicious food.
Kisses:)

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great day
xx

Rajesh said...

Wish you happy Deepavali. So many sweets!! I love it.

Polly said...

Happy Diwali. The food and decorations look lovely.

Julie said...

How wonderful to read about your festival Krishna. I love all your photos & the food looks amazing. I like to burn candles alot all year round in my home as I find it helps to de-stress & makes me feel good. Wonderful post.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Didn't know any of that - thanks for sharing.

Svetlana Shkrebtan said...

Great post! The photo with candles is amazing!♥

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Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

A very interesting post about your celebrations.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Krishna,
Happy Diwali to you and yours!
Love the carrot fudge with the cashew nut on top. No doubt very delicious.
Hugs,
Mariette

Prunella Pepperpot said...

It was wonderful to read your post on Diwali. The food looks delicious.
I hope your building work will soon be a distant memory. Have a brilliant weekend :)

Becky L. said...

Food looks delicious!

Magic Love Crow said...

Everything looks amazing! Have fun!

Anya Dryagina said...

Such lovely photos!!
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Shweta Shah said...

Happy Diwali Krishna!! Yummy snacks . Please share recipe .
me too made lots of snacks at my home for Diwali :)

Kathy Leonia said...

so jummy staff:)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Diwali to you and your family. The food looks delicious. Sounds like a great celebration. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead.

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Letícia Olegario said...

OOi, ainda não conhecia, mas adorei a dica.
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koi seo said...

A very interesting post about your celebrations.

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Carol Z said...

Everything looks so good! Enjoy Diwali. I was in India at this time in 2005 and so enjoyed all the decorations. Thanks for visiting Buttercupland!

Nancy Chan said...

Happy Diwali to you and family! I love crunchy snacks!

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Nice post, looks yummy!

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Miguel Gouveia said...

thanks dear :D

ohn, looks so delicious :D

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