Festival Diaries - Sneak Peak into my Diwali

by 11:24 PM 10 comments
Hello people
Welcome to Rocket Looks!!!
I hope you guys have blast on Diwali, we had so much fun enjoying each moment with my family.
Diwali a festival of Lights, Diyas, Candles, Rangolis, Dry fruits and so many sweets. It's a 5 day long festival started from Dhanteras, Chothi Diwali , Badi Diwali, Govardhan and Bhayadooj.
Every day has its own story associated with it, bringing love, happiness, wealth, prosperity and light into one's life. During Diwali festival, specially Hindu community lit their homes with candles, diyas which is said to be a pathway welcoming God into our homes.

Diwali was started when Lord Ram returned to his kingdom with his wife and brother after 14 years of exile.As the night was very dark, so people lit their homes with lamps to welcome his king. The lamps were significant of Good over Evil. Nowadays also people celebrate this day with great pomp and show, exchange gifts, prepares good food, burn crackers, decorate their houses with flowers and rangoli patterns, its like indian version of Christmas.

As it began to darken, prayers are observed along with fireworks. I usually stay away from crackers just admire them because I don't like wasting money but I love lighting phooljadi (sparkler) when it slowly emits colorful flames.


After prayers we used to lit each corner of our house followed with few ethnic pictures of family and sweets. Its more like a spiritual festival of connecting with your soul, eliminating darkness from your life and replacing with positive energy and brightness like the lamps that are lit for Diwali.

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Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a beautiful celebration! #justanotherlinky

Mimi said...

Hello Ritu. How lovely to meet you. How can one not love a festival that banishes darkness from our lives. This is just so beautiful and special. I am so glad you came to share this at Five Star Frou-Frou. It is 'frou-frou' indeed. Love, Mimi

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much mimi for stopping by, I just love each comment of you:-)

Something Crunchy Mummy said...

Fantastic pictures and thank you for sharing on #justanotherlinky xx

Ashley Tukiainen said...

Hi Ritu, thanks for linking up with From The Archives Friday! We are really loving your posts and want to be able to feature you as one of our weekly favorites and tell everyone how awesome you are, but as per our link up rules, we can't because you've been linking up new posts. In the future can you link up something 6 months old or older? or if you haven't been blogging that long, one of your first posts?

I can't wait to see what you share with us this week! And your pictures are beautiful :)
Ashley from Chronicles Of A Cold Texan

Bethan Sian said...

Ah such beautiful photos.Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hello Ritu
I enjoyed reading about your culture and the preparations, along with the spiritual meaning behind the celebrations You look lovely in the gold and green and the pictures are lovely to show your traditions
Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
jess xx

Brooke of Passport Couture said...

I had heard a lot announcing Diwali but knew little about it, so I was excited to learn more and see your beautiful photos. Looks like a wonderful celebration and I hope you had a great time!


Heledd in Lavender said...

Happy Diwali, looks like a beautiful celebration and your pictures are stunning! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

Rocket Looks said...

Yes we had great celebration Heledd, thanks for liking my pictured and stopping by.
It's great that I helped you little to know more about Diwali.
Thanku so much Jessica for stopping by and it's really great that you find it very interesting and lovely.
Thanks Bethan, Something Crunchy :-)
Ohh I regret Ashley for your inconvenience to not follow the rules. I will make sure that I share old posts on your Linky from now onwards