Happy Diwali!

Deepavali chya Shubechha!



Today is Dhanatroyadashi, the first day of Diwali. Tradition held that it was the day to buy gold. My family never did. What we did do was put a diya on our doorstep and switch on every lightbulb in the house. And we continue with that tradition except that we turn on the lights in a very symbolic fashion - they are turned off soon thereafter.

This year Diwali is going to be very lean. One namkeen and one sweet only. The two people that were polled, voted for kaccha chivda and chavde. I feel like making sanzhori, too. For me; and in memory of my Dad.

Medha lit a diya and wanted to post it to my blog, so here is her diya:


A very Happy Diwali to you and your families!

27 comments:

Srivalli said...

Manisha...A Happy deepavali to you too..Medha's diya looks beautiful..convey my wishes to her!..
looking fwd to the dishes you made on the festival!

Anita said...

Pretty diyas.

Diwali wishes to you and yours too, my friend.

sagari said...

happy diwali to u too

Pelicano said...

Happy Diwali to you Manisha! May the next year bring you much happiness, success, and prosperity!

Rachna said...

wishing you a happy, prosperous and joyous diwali...

Latha said...

Happy Diwali to you guys too Manisha! May this year bring you lots of joy and prosperity.

bhags said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family....beautiful pics

Sig said...

Happy Diwali to you and yours Manisha!

Padmaja said...

Happy diwali to you n your family as well!!
have a great time

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family!!

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Happy cook said...

Wishing you a very happy Diwali

Meeta said...

Manisha, my sweetest! I really wish you and your clan a Happy Diwali! Love the shots. Hugs always!

Argus Lou said...

Manisha, happy Deepavali to you and yours! May light always triumph over evil, may happiness brighten your heart and hearth - forever and a day.

Asha said...

Happy Deepavali Manisha. I wish you the best for your family in the coming year. Enjoy!:))

Sandeepa said...

Happy Diwali To you and your family Manisha

sunita said...

Manisha, a very happy Diwali to you and your dear ones..and Medha's diya looks so pretty.

Rahin said...

Wish you and your family a very happy diwali Manisha

Richa said...

Happy Diwali, sweetie!

Alpa said...

That is such a beautiful tradition and Medha, the diya is just gorgeous! May the new year bring you one step closer to all your dreams. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog.

Manasi said...

DIWALICHYA HARDIK SHUBHECHA!!

Rajitha said...

happy diwali to you and ur family manisha...

bee said...

happy diwali to you, medha and d.

Kribha said...

Happy Diwali to you too dear. Hope you had a nice day.

Hima said...

Happy diwali to you too manisha