So we observed Diwali in India yesterday. It is the festival of lights and crackers. People light up their homes with diyas (small earthen lamps) and decorative lights. This symbolises victory of good over evil. It tells that no matter how much it takes time, but darkness cannot prevail forever and light eventually wins over it, just like day follows night.
We make rangolis (designs made on floor with colors) to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of good luck and wealth. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped on Diwali.
So, I made the kandeel (paper lamp) rangoli and gharounda (a paper house – made for kids to play on Diwali).
And now we prepare to welcome a major festival of North India – Chhath Pooja, which is observed for 4 days and it begins on 8th Nov this year.
The Sun is worshipped – the setting Sun in the evening and the rising Sun in the morning the next day. I will be back with its glimpses. Till then, Happy Holidays. 🍬🎀🌷