Diwali- Festival of Joy

It’s a festival of joy.The day which I have awaited has finally came.

Diwali signifies different things.Diwali is to celebrate Lord Ram’s home return to Ayodhya after 14 years.Few centuries before,Naragasuran tortured and killed people to rule.So people prayed Lord krishna to defeat the the evil.To celebrate Naragasuran’s death,holy lights are lit up and day is passed down as a tradition as Diwali.So it is called as ‘Lighting festival”

Before one week itself,My grandmother,aunt and mom started preparing sweets and hots for Diwali. Before one decade,everybody in the family used to gather for the festival before 5 days.Now a days, it’s very difficult to celebrate a festival as a family since every one is scattered around for work and studies. At least I am glad every one gathered for the festival  before one day.

Every year It’s so much fun bursting crackers with my family,looking up at the sky in the night to look at the colorful night crackers .I wish time would tick slowly.Taking oil bath in the early,wearing new dresses, eating sweets,visiting temples,bursting crackers,grandma’s food preparation.Who wouldn’t long for it?

Let the celebration begin !!!

I always fond of tasting Grandma’s food preparation even though it doesn’t vary much from my mom.



My brothers have kept all the crackers under the hot sun light so that it will catch the fire and burst easily since it has been drizzling on the day of Diwali .The moment they kept the crackers,it started raining.Without knowing that,They were watching TV inside.



As usual,I was trying to capture Rithanika,She does her part very well by grabbing the camera.It was real fun running behind her the whole day.The child who just started speaking one or two words understands her grandma’s heart very well.She knows how to cheer up her grandma.Smile which shows her sprouted tooth washes away my grandma’s tiredness.

My Cousin ,Rithanika

My Cousin ,Rithanika

I am quite surprised when Rithanika is not scared of continuously bursting cracker’s sound because she runs away to her mom when she hears the sound of mixer grinder’s sound. Isn’t she interesting ??

It swirls faster than we expected

It swirls faster than we expected

The way my uncle and my brothers have burst the crackers have exceeded everyone’s expectation this year.


Because of my beloved uncle,we all got the chance to watch the newly released most anticipated movie,”Aarambam[Starting]” on the day of Diwali.We haven’t wasted a second in order to enjoy and making memories.



Yes,Diwali is of sweets.It was so yummy and so I forgot to capture the pictures since I was busy in tasting it.I managed to capture only one.

Ladoo,Gulab Jamun ,Murukku

Ladoo,Gulab Jamun ,Murukku

Celebration isn’t ended.Still People are bursting the crackers though celebration got over.This festival warms every one’s heart and makes us remember this day through out the year.I am very glad to share my happiness with all of you.

Thanks for reading !!

I have missed so many posts while I have gone for Diwali to my native.I will catch up very soon.

Count down starts for next Diwali.

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31 thoughts on “Diwali- Festival of Joy

  1. Great capture… love the shot you took of Rithanika. Happy Diwali !

  2. A beautiful celebration of life, culture, faith, heritage and people that are closest to one’s heart. I can already imagine the fireworks illuminating the night sky. Amazing!

  3. What a lovely post, Praveena! Diwali sounds like such a joyous celebration, and those fireworks really are spectacular. Lttle Rithanika is such a cutie-pie, and has a sweet smile. The movie looks very exciting, even though I wouldn’t understand a word of it. 😀 Wishing you a lovely day.

    • Thank you so much.She is such an adorable kid,she never allows anyone to get picture :)The actor of that movie has huge fans,movie was also good !!!

  4. Good to hear that you all had such a good time. Defeating evil is always a good reason for a good celebration where the family joins in the festivities and the sharing of food. Thank for allowing us to take part in your celebrations.

  5. idli vadai and chutney! The best food I have ever tasted….Rithanika is cute and sweet 🙂

  6. yeah….Mine went great !!

  7. Such a joyful celebration, Praveena! Love the beautiful smile of your cousin, Rithanika.
    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  8. Rithanika is such a doll! I saw Aarambam too and thought it was a rather far fetched ‘time-pass’ 🙂 Wish you a very belated Happy Deepavali 🙂

  9. Sonel

    Rithanika is so adorable Praveena and I am glad you enjoyed the time with your family. Lovely shots hon. 😀 *hugs*

  10. I love this festival. Excites and inspires me every time. It’s Thanksgiving Thursday here but any beautiful festivity and holidays around friends , family and our God of course is always a day of thankfulness and celebration. Happy Holidays….and best wishes to your family.

  11. Just popping in to let you know that I’ve started a new blog. It replaces my old one, and here is the link: http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/

  12. A perfect visual feast and joy for the Holidays. Family and the moments we spent with them are what makes every festival and holiday spark with the brightest and most beautiful of lights. Looks like you are blessed with a lot of wonderful lights and love around you. Happy Holidays and best wishes to your family.

  13. It seems like a glorious time with your family…what could be more important?

  14. hey are you busy or something?
    Its been so long since I read something..I did drop by twice or so if something was wrong with my “Reader” for there were no posts displayed from u! 😛
    Waiting to hear from you!

    Keep smiling..God Bless 🙂

  15. A beautiful celebration !

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