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Diwali Eve…the finale.

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As promised I’m posting pictures of Diwali celebrations.

The road in front of my house.

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My son…Vidur.

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Me.

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Rangoli…a decoration made on the lobby entrance.

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Our house, all lit up.

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Me again, in my traditional wear.

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Diya decoration.

Lord Ganesha.

Loved sharing the photographs with you all. Diwali had a whole new meaning this time.

BE HAPPY ALWAYS.

XOXO.

Its Diwali But I Am Scared!

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Its Diwali time here in India. A beautiful festival full of lights,food,sweets and loads of happiness .Everybody is happy. Dressed up in their finest clothes all are gearing up for the Lakshmi Puja in the evening. I am also happy , but…

 ….But I am also so scared.

Will it last…peace, happiness,contentment.

Maybe I am a pessimist or I am God fearing. I don’t know, but whenever I have too much of a good time I silently start saying my prayers. No illness for a long time, no money crunch, no fights at home,a perfect family vacation, children doing well in their lives, weight under control. Oh the  list is endless. Things that are taken for granted by many, but for me my whole world revolves around them. I feel blessed if I sleep well for a week. I am on top of the world if my blog gets a lot of likes. I go berserk with happiness, If my family is free of ill health and all are sitting eating together.

It was 35 years back that I had my dad,mom,and my dog with me while celebrating Diwali. Those were happy times. I was young , a child and had no responsibilities. Now I am the mom, the elder of the family, but I am happy. But deep down there is a lurking sense of fear.

Am I losing my mind or do I really need to be scared. For as they say , whatever goes up comes down. Is this going to happen to me also? Gives me the jitters. Help me god. The constancy of change scares me.

Or do all people think like that?

No time to contemplate now….have to go…

So ,will come back late at night or tomorrow, to share my Diwali with you.

You all will be there?

Please be, I told you I love constancy in life.

Till then!

Waiting to be fearless and happy.

BE HAPPY ALWAYS

XOXO

Diwali…preparations.

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A day before the main festival, today is Choti Diwali. Choti means small. The house is looking beautiful.These are some pictures of the lobby. As promised I am keeping you posted. The pictures are taken by my smartphone , so not of a very good quality. Will post better ones tomorrow.

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BE HAPPY ALWAYS

XOXO

The festival of lights….childhood revisited.

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Diwali time….the best time of the year. Lights, great clothes ,sweets and a lot of fun. The fervour and excitement are hard to miss. There is a nip in the air and as fall is venturing into winter , what better time than this festival of lights. I will keep my friends posted about the rituals the decorations the food and traditional attire.

There is a deep sense of deja vu.

.Its childhood once again. The smell the food ,the pooja, the decorations, everything is like old times. Its beautiful.

TODAY IS DHANTERAS.

The festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) . This auspicious day is celebrated two days before the festival of lights, DIWALI.

How to Celebrate Dhanteras:

On Dhanteras, LAKSHMI – the Goddess of wealth – is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word ‘Dhan’ literally means wealth and ‘Tera’ comes from the date 13th.

In the evening, the lamp is lit and the goddess of wealth is welcomed into the house. Alpana or rangoli designs are drawn on pathways including the goddess’ footprints to mark the arrival of Lakshmi. Aartis or devotional hymns are sung eulogizing Goddess Lakshmi and sweets and fruits are offered to her.

The photographs are by my son Vidur.

I will keep you posted on how Diwali is celebrated in the next two days.

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL.