Diwali Tales

Happy Diwali everyone!

Diwali is a big affair in India, its fun filled festival reuniting family and friends. From my childhood days Diwali at home meant cleaning and decorating home. Ladies of house  prepared lots of homemade sweets and snacks.

After marriage I helped my Mom-in-law in making lavish spread for Diwali. Gulab-jamun and chandrakala are to name few sweets that we make at home on Diwali. But still I use to miss some of the traditional dishes made by my mom on Diwali.

This year I thought instead of missing and getting sad why not try making them. So this time I made few of her specialties like Moond dal barfi, dahi-vada and green chilly pickle. I felt so good making them and felt even better when it was liked by all in family. Dal preparation are usually liked in my family (moong dal tikki was liked by all too). Here is the image showing that me and my Mil together prepared for Diwali.

diwali food preparations
Diwali food preparations

Bhailis be your own light and make yourself feel special by doing things you love. It’s natural to miss “maa ke hath ka khana” but wouldn’t it be great if we learn to make it our-self too.

My mom-in-law was all smiling when I was clicking pictures throughout the Diwali day. She was like, “I haven’t seen you clicking so many pictures, what’s it with camera this time?” 🙂

My inlaws reached Pune a day before so she didn’t knew about Bhaili.com in detail. I explained her that I have to click pictures as I have to share it on Bhaili. It was my MIL who suggested clicking the picture of rangoli as soon as I completed making it before Narayani (my daughter) adds her contribution. 🙂

diwali rangoli
Diwali rangoli

This year I also painted these diyas at home using acrylic colors and giving detailing by 3D outlines.

hand painted diyas
hand-painted diyas

I love it when so many diyas are lit together at Laxmi pujan time, it looks divine to me. There is something with diyas. I just love the light of diyas.

diwali diyas
diwali diyas for Laxmi pujan

I arranged some diyas on big plate along with marigold flowers. It was a simple thing but looked beautiful.

diyas decoration with flowers
diyas decoration with flowers

Along with traditional decoration I also did some contemporary decoration at one corner. Filling bowls and vase with colorful water and sprinkled flower petals and lit the floating candles.

diwali decorations
contemporary decoration

So here is my story of Diwali, what’s yours? Share with us how you celebrated your Diwali.

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