Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Deepavali !

Wishing you all lovely blogger friends a very happy and bright Deepavali !A festival which brought me back many shiny memories.Deepavali is the time to celebrate new beginnings.

Today let me take you around the festivities at home.I always look forward to let my creativity flow as I set about decorating the house with rangoli,flowers and diyas.

Welcome to our sweet little home ,where we lit 108 Diyas .Those were the lights of faith and worship lit towards welcoming the Goddess.

The day is very special as the entrance gets adorned with colourful rangoli .Early gathering of flowers,making garlands to adorn the doors and house,the early morning oil baths ,the naivedyas, prasads and flower offerings and betel leaves for the god.All Urulis and small brass vessels get filled with floating flowers and floating fragrant candles.Lights of the diyas and fragrance of the oil lit lamps,dhoop, agarbattis and the candles get infused into the air.The then Calmness enveloped us. My little one had some small sparklers which she played with for a while.

I wish you all a very happy Deepavali and I hope it brings all of you joy ,laughter and wonderful memories.

(Images and Ideas by Lakshmi Arvind,Please do not use the images without prior permission)


  1. Mouthwatering sweet dishes! And beautiful roses!

  2. Love all your pics & lovely blog :)

  3. Oh my! What a breathtaking blog you have. The colours, the pictures...takes me away to some faraway fairy land of mist, rain and sunshine...all at the same time. I'm glad i dropped in. Blogrolling you :)

  4. ur writing is awesome ... just like ur shots on "Flickr". i was looking forward to see a pic of the "rongoli" too :)


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