Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Diwali 2006

It's that time of the year again - my favourite day on the Hindu calender...
DIWALI...
I won't go into the whole history of Diwali etc, but basically it is a holy tradition that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and is a festival of wealth and prosperity.

Hundreds of Diwali diyas (lamps like the one pictured above) will adorn many Hindu homes the world over this coming week-end. Many liken Diwali to Christmas - in terms of its importance and celebrations.

This year, Diwali falls on Saturday October 21. I am so excited that I will be spending it at home with my family! I leave on Thursday morning, and will be back on Sunday afternoon/evening. Yep - nice long week-end for me :)

One of the reasons I'm going home is also that I can help my mum with the last few goodies that have to be made. Tradition is that boxes of sweet goodies are exchanged amongst family members and friends. I'll definitely post pics of the delicious sweets that I'll be indulging in this week-end!

Having said that, I'd like to wish all Hindu's a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous Sal Mubarak (New Year).

19 comments:

Mosilager said...

Happy Deepavali to you too in advance and Happy new year. Do you guys get to burst fireworks?

manuscrypts said...

have a blast :)

Mich said...

Happy Diwali :)

Enjoy home

Sheetal said...

MOSILAGER:
Thank you! We havn't burst fireworks in ages, but families here still do it.

MANUSCRYPTS:
Thank you for stopping by and for the well wishes!

MICHELLE:

Thanks, and I will definitely have a great time at home home ;)

Sharon said...

Happy Diwali, Sheetal! What sweets are you making? :D

--Sunrise-- said...

hey...

lovely photo of you, lovely template and lovely blog! :) came here through Maja's blog, i think... though i have seen you around in many places... :)

Happy Diwali to you (too?! I am an atheist, but I love Diwali as much as the next person... :) (Well, next Hindu? lol) Have fun with family! :)

Sheetal said...

SHARON:
Thank you! I'll probably be making gulaab jamboo (gulab jamun)

SUNRISE:
Thank you, thank you and thank you :)
It was so nice of you to visit my blog and leave me a message! I hope you'll visit again, and I'll definitely be visiting your online home as well! Visit again soon for pics from the w'end!

shruti said...

hi sheetal,
how are you???
well, sometimes strangers do make you happy...bcoz there are only two ways to spread happiiness, either be the light who sines it or be the mirror who reflect it...

choice is urs...
wish you a very happy diwali...
enjoy..and be happy..

Sheetal said...

SHRUTI:

Thank you so much for your message...and I definitely agree with you.. the choice is mine :)

Thanks again for your message, have a splended weekend.

Love
Sheetal

lori said...

Very interesting.

mommyof2 said...

Happy Diwali!!

Sheetal said...

LORI:

hi! thanks for stopping by :)

MOMMYOF2:
Thank you for visiting and for the well wishes...

Velu Nair said...

A very happy Diwali to u to tooooo, Sheetal....
:D

Nisha said...

Happy Diwali.. and Sal Mubarak!!!

Sheetal said...

VELU:
Thank you :) I hope you had a fantastic day!

NISHA:
Thank you so much for visiting and your kind wishes... I wish the same to you..

Khozema said...

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Sheetal said...

Khozema

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog & for the well wishes... I will visit soon :)

jas_tech said...

Happy Diwali to all! Hey I found this website where they have an article about the origins of Diwali. It is interesting.

Deepavali or Diwali

jas_tech said...

Happy Diwali to all! Hey I found this website where they have an article about the origins of Diwali. It is interesting.

Deepavali or Diwali

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