Friday, 28 October 2016

Diwali Sweets and Gifts during Deepawali Greetings

My mouth waters just when I hear the name of sweets. Having a sweet tooth, I am a fan of almost all types of sweets. I would never need any occasion to especially buy sweets and I can eat it at anytime of the day. Get the Animated Diwali Greetings and Diwali Greetings Cards Idea.

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But when we talk about Diwali, sweets are even more special because Diwali sweets are even sweeter and delicious than the usual ones, owing to the extra amount of ghee my grandma puts in the sweets she prepares. She is famous amongst all my extended family because of the mouth-watering sweets and everyone is equally excited for her to pay visit at their place in order to taste the home made delicacies.
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The Diwali sweets are even more tempting as my grandma starts preparing it a month before Diwali. She will engage all the members in our house in some or the other tasks: someone has to get all the raw material, my uncle has to get pure honey from his farms, the other ladies in house are responsible for preparing desi ghee at home. And the kids like me have the least difficult responsibility of tasting it initially and then eating them all. Get the Hand Made Diwali Greeting Cards


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The Diwali delicacies may include different sweets in different parts of India but the main ingredients have always been the extra dose of love and affection from the one who prepares to the one who eats. It could be the case of a grandma to her grandchildren, a mother to her kids or a chef to his guests. Everyone adds a pinch of their speciality along with the talent in their hands and the dish comes out to be a delicious one. Get the Diwali Greetings in English 


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Not only this festive season brings immense joy with it but also brings huge amount of fats and calories in form of sweets prepared on Diwali. I usually put on weight during the festivities, owing to the fact of being a fan of all sweets made at our place, including the ones that guests bring up with them. Last Diwali had one amazing memory; I had lost approx. 7-8 kgs in the span of  Jul-Sept and had put on atleast 5 kgs during Diwali holidays. All thanks to the craving I had for Diwali sweets. Get the Deepawali or Diwali Greetings for 2016


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Everyone is tempted to the sweets but few are ones who have no sweet tooth, the ones like my sister. I envy such people a lot as they can never put on weight. But who cares. Diwali sweets ar worth the wait and weight too.. Get the Diwali Greetings in Marathi and Greet this Deepawali By Trendy Diwali Greeting Cards

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Happy Dushehra Greetings to all....


Dusshera, also popularly known as Vijayadashami amongst Hindus is the begin call for festivities. It is derived from a Sanskrit word: Dasha-hara meaning Ravana's defeat (Dashanan ravan).

It marks the victory of Lord Rama over the devil Ravana, who had abducted his wife Sita and hid her in his kingdom. Lord Rama, along with his brother Lakshmana and Hanuman defeated him on the day of Ashvin Shukla Dashami and attained the authority of his land Lanka. But his love for his wife was so pure that he forgave the devil and let go off the land to king Vibhishana and returned back to his own kingdom, Ayodhya.
This whole tale of lady love and dedication towards one kingdom is recorded in the holy book, the Ramayana. This win of righteousness over the wicked is the true symbolisation of Dusshera.

Also, another tale popular amongst Bengalis which signifies the sanctity of this auspicious occasion is the victory of Durga Mata over the vicious Mahishasura. He defeated all the devas in heaven and wreaked a catastrophe on earth. Then, the three gods emerged a stark of lightning from their mouths and goddess Durga appeared. She had ten hands and each of her hand was bestowed with the weapons from all the gods.

This female deity fought with the demon for whole nine days being celebrated as Navratri, defeating him on the tenth day. Thus marking the importance of the tenth day as Dusshera. This is why we Hindus worship Durga for 9 days and observe fast to pay respect and . On the tenth day, the fasts are officially over and we treat ourselves with a huge feast in the name of the goddess. The idols are immersed and the Durga Puja ends, adding to the social gatherings and food offerings to priests and idols being worshipped at home.


The lightings begin and also the festive season advents with the celebration of Dusshera. Diwali, the Festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami, thus signifying the onset of religious rituals and carnival times. This period is also the harvest season in India, inviting lot of farmers and cultivators to the land of Dusshera. Along with the typical Dusshera rituals, there are special rituals for the farmers which signify the origin of this harvest season.
People pray for the enhancement of their fertile lands and hope for a healthy gatherings of their crops in that season.

Dusshera begins the celebrations amongst Hindus all over India. Plays based on Ramleela are performed in every city. On the day of Dusshera, the effigies of devil Ravana and his evil brothers: Meghnada and Kumbhakarna are burnt. There are fairs and pandals set up at the outdoor grounds in North India. In South India, Vijayadashami is marked as a day of welcoming Durga and pay respect to their all female deities. In Karnataka, Dasara is even more popular than Diwali. People take out processions and usually follow the tradition of celebrating it with huge grandeur. The Mysore palace is decorated and its palatial appearance is a treat to all the eyes, not only for the people in India, but even the tourists who come specially to visit Mysore at the time of Dasara.
Even in east India, Ramlila is organised and Dusshera is celebrated with great excitement and fervour.

Thus whole nation comes together in one thread to celebrate the festival and welcome the cool weather. Truly, India is a land of unity in diversity.