The festival of lights.

It was an awesome zone of having so much happening around, my head constantly buzzing and
my heart so filled with joy and life.

I would not make an attempt to re-iterate the details of what Deepavali(or the festival of lights) is about. Instead I'd present the celebrations I got involved in.

The office floor was so full of noise the day before the festival. The HR team had organised a couple of events .. which is a business as usual. I was nominated for the Diya painting competition without my knowing. In order to keep the spirits high, I agreed. No ideas and no preparation , packed the paints and brush in a bag and bought the Diyas from a nearby store. Festivities call for a traditional gathering and I dont miss a chance of clinging on to my sarees. To beat that I travel in the local buses. I painted the Diyas with fabric and glitter paints Thanks for the help of a colleague, I had completed the event on time and bagged the 2nd place.

Diya's getting decorated.


Several teams of 6 each were participating in the rangoli competition. Here's how they looked at the end. I and a talented friend of mine, kind of jumped to the rescue of a team of 6 guys who had all the required colors and equipments. We came up with an impromptu theme and design and here is how it looked. This did not get a prize though it fit exactly right to the theme of lights. Amen to the final judgment.





And the Rangoli is here : 


With the zest and fervor to be continued for the next four vacation days, it was an awesome feeling to head back home that evening.Festivals come along with a lot of calories too. Forget about them for the rest of the read as its definitely going to drool you of the mentioned eateries. In south India we prepare sweet dish made of rice flour and jaggery deep fried in ghee - called as kajjaya. I was making this for the first time and it turned out good, was sweeped off in a go. Thankfully I clicked a picture before they vanished.  Other mouth watering dishes served was Semiya kheer, paneer curry, ridge gourd pakodas, dal vadas and more.


I had a rangoli spread in the house as well. Painted a few more Diyas and lighted them up welcoming goddess Lakshmi.

A few sparkling crackers to mark the brightness of our future was lit. I loved clicking a few moments of the entire journey this Deepavali. And here is my favourite one.






What the heck did you do this year for Deepavali.?

2 comments:

dokka srinivasu said...

Ashwini madam

Namaste and Happy Diwali wishes to you, to your family members and friends.

Ashwini madam you have prepared beauitufl Rangolis and Diyas also very pretty. Ashwini madam overall you share good information about Deepavali festival in this message and also preparing beautiful Rangolis which are really amazing and superb.

Ashwini madam best wishes for your career and personal goals.

Ashwini madam this is my Diwali message "Lamps of India" which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.

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

Ashwini madam please look into my Lamps of India message and share your valuable comments.

Ashwini madam i hope you like my blog and join as a member to my Heritage of India blog.

dokka srinivasu said...

Ashwini madam thanks for joining as a member to my Heritage of India blog.

Ashwini madam i request you please share your valuable and inspirational comment also for my Lamps of India message.

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

Ashwini madam i hope to receive one valuable comment from you for my Lamps of India message.

Ashwini madam if you like this message then please share this Lamps of India link with your facebook and other friends networks also and i am happy for that.

Ashwini madam further if you give permission then i want to use your Diya (Deepam) Rangoli in my Lamps of India message. Ashwini madam i am using this Diya rangoli only after your permission and approval. Ashwini madam for using your image did you require your name and blog link or need of them.

Ashwini madam i am waiting for your favourable comments and also for your permission for using your Diya rangoli image.

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