Diwali Celebrations & Greetings
posted on 29th Oct 2010
The festival season in India is at its peak and sparkling festival of Diwali 2010 is all set to be celebrated on November 5, 2010. Enjoy the festival of lights by exchanging Diwali greetings with your loved ones. Diwali is a time of the year when families, friends and communities come together in a spirit of celebration and joy facilitating each other with Diwali sweets. On this enlightened festival, Diwali gifts are exchanged among friends, acquaintances and family. Nowadays, there is a large variety of Diwali gift ideas available in the market. Besides this, there are mass celebrations like Diwali mela in various parts of the country. Apart from the Diwali celebrations in India on a large scale, people observe many celebrations on personal level also. Diwali SMS messages are exchanged, Diwali quotes flock the walls of streets and houses and there is a jubilant buzz all around.
Apart from this, the food on this special day is also a special one. The Diwali cuisine including sweet dishes like Gulab Jamun, Moti Choor Ladoo etc, Kaku Katali etc offers relishing Diwali recipes lighted festival. A large number of Diwali dishes like Malpua, Soan Papadi, Besan Burfi, Chole, Suji Ladoo etc test your taste buds on Diwali day. Another integral part of this festival is Diwali shopping. People go out in markets to shop new commodities for their homes, offices, shops etc. Main shopping goods includes decorative items, furniture, grocery, sweets, jewelery etc.
Going back to traditional aspect and legends, Diwali is a a five-day festival, which commences with the Dhan-Teras
, on the 13th day of the dark half of Kartik, followed by the Narak Chaudas on the 14th day, and finally Diwali on the 15th day. The 16th day marks the Vishwakarma Day and the grand festivity concludes with Bhai Dooj
on 17th day of Kartik. It's symbolized with lighting up the houses with diyas and candles in varied designs, shapes and sizes. The main highlight of this festival are fire crackers. Each year on the dark night of Diwali, crackers of varied colors and sounds fill the skies heralding India's favorite festival. All in all, Diwali is the heartthrob of Indian festival celebrations and a time when entire nation celebrates without and distinction, variant or difference. Enjoy a safe and prosperous Diwali