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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diwali - festival of lights!!!

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals celebrated throughout the country in India... With people wearing beautiful clothes, houses lit with diyas and candles, rangolis at the entrance of the house and the festive - jolly atmosphere!! Although I miss being in India at this time.. I decided to create the same atmosphere here in India by throwing a diwali party....

We decided to have a potluck as everyone makes yummy dishes on diwali and we thought it would be the perfect way to taste them....

Did not have Rangoli colors.. so made it with flour!!


It was a whole lot of fun.. I too lit my " tea-lights" , made rangoli.. Decorated my cute little apartment with flowers and lights.. And thus the mood was set...
Bought Flowers to decorate my home!!

We did our pooja.. As we do every year...

Pooja ki thali!

 And then started on with our party as friends starting coming in...

We sat and chatted, played games, laughed, took pictures.. ate yummy food!!

Chatting, laughing and enjoying with friends!!

Me with first prepared platter of appetizers!! Please ignore the mess in the background.. preparations in order!!

We did light "fooljhadi" ... Which Yuthika brought.. Hank you so much girl!! That was the only thing missing.. As back in India you would hear the sound of firecrackers all around at night and the sky is all sparkling with it.. But this little thing is the one that does not make any noise but fulfills the purpose of firecrackers!!!!

Fooljhadiyan!!! yay!!!

Hubby made this face.. "My fooljhadi is coming to an end"

I hope the pictures would do justice...

Thanks to Yuthika-Barun, Nisha, Priyank, Ajay-Sneha for making this Diwali a memorable one and Himani we missed you a lot!!!!

P.S. Next up : Book Review..


  1. Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!

    <3 from:

  2. It felt so nice reading about your Diwali celebrations ! You have described it very beautifully. We also celebrated Diwali with Fhuljhari and other small crackers, but mostly with "fhuljharis" and "tarabattis" {those silver colored long sticks, adorned with glitters} !!
    I love your new haircut. You are looking so sweet.
    The appetizers looks awesome.
    Thank you for sharing all the photographs, looking forward to hearing more from you.
    Have a lovely day!

  3. I am so glad you celebrated Diwali! The food looks amazing and your new hairstyle looks great!

  4. hiiiii :)

    Diwali Wishess,,,loads off...

    it all seems a nice time with all of them :)
    plus loving the rangoli u made with lights :)

    Love <3 :)

  5. This looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nice post about Diwali, the festival of light, which is also my favorite holiday! My best and Happy Diwali wishes to all and your family.

  7. It seems like a fun-filled celebration of diwali. I'd like to express my Diwali wishes and greetings to your family, happy diwali.


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