Diwali or Deepavali (in Tamil) is likely one of the greatest Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India. It is likely one of the most necessary festivals of the 12 months. I’ve been sharing the celebration procedures of varied Hindu festivals in my weblog. However by some means I missed posting on methods to have a good time Diwali at residence. That is purely Tamil nadu model celebration and that too my household’s means of Diwali celebration at my residence.
Diwali pageant will get its identify from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians mild outdoors their houses to represent the interior mild that protects from non secular darkness. So Diwali known as the Pageant of Lights.
Diwali falls within the month of ‘Kartik’ in Hindu calendar. It’s the celebration of returning of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Diwali can be the day on which Lord Krishna had defeated demon Narakasura.
In contrast to different Hindu festivals, there isn’t any arduous and quick guidelines for Diwali celebration. It could be a fun-filled pageant. Although this pageant is necessary to Hindus, additionally it is loved and celebrated by non-hindus as nicely. Diwali celebration consists of lighting Diya and LED lights throughout the home, ornament with flowers, rangoli, purchasing attire, fireworks/ crackers, puja (prayers), exchanging items, having fun with grand meals and relish Diwali particular sweets & snacks.
On today, we mild candles and embellish our houses with Rangoli. We burn firecrackers, eat a lot of sweets, snacks and share them with our pals and neighbors. Diwali is probably the most cherished pageant, and we get pleasure from it very a lot. I’ve shared a few of our final 12 months’s Diwali celebration photographs beneath. Hope you’ll get some concepts with it !
Substances for Diwali celebration :
- New attire for the members of the family
- Crackers (optionally available, keep away from utilizing to have a good time Eco pleasant Diwali)
- Sesame oil, Shikakai powder, turmeric powder, mehandi powder or paste.
- Banana leaf
- Betel leaf and nut
- Turmeric and kumkum
- Lamps, oil and wicks
- Kinds of sweets and snacks
- Idli rice, urad dal to make idli batter
Diwali Pre – Preparation :
For us, Diwali preparation begins with buy of latest attire for the household. We buy Diwali attire one month earlier than the pageant. Diwali purchasing can be an enormous pleasure for all of us. We purchase attire for my in-laws & ourselves and in flip they purchase attire or silver articles for us as Diwali reward.
We don’t have the apply of doing grand decorations for Diwali as a substitute my daughter loves to color some clay lamps/ diya and we mild it in our home entrance across the rangoli. She additionally places mehandi for me and herself.
Subsequent to Diwali purchasing comes the Diwali recipes preparation. As a meals blogger, I begin to make Diwali recipes 15 days earlier than the pageant to weblog the sweets and snacks recipes. However my MIL begins the preparation one week earlier than Diwali. She makes an enormous batch of thenkuzhal, ribbon pakoda, kara sev and maida chips/ namakpara for snacks. These snacks are should in our home.
For sweets, normally my MIL makes Badushah, maida burfi, badam burfi, wheat halwa and boondhi ladoo. As soon as I am going to Salem, I make some kaju katli and gulab jamun because the final minute sweets. Total minimal one number of halwa, burfi, ladoo, gulab jamun and a few milk sweets or cashew sweets will probably be within the diwali menu.
We reserve few items of candy and snacks in separate bins to maintain them for naivedyam on Diwali day and we eat the remainder.
Lastly, we buy crackers per week earlier than Diwali. However current years, we stopped shopping for them. We simply purchase sparklers and one packet of crackers for retaining in neivedyam.
Coming to our home Diwali celebration procedures :
In some locations, Diwali is a 5 days pageant. However for us, its a 2 days pageant. Yearly, we go to Salem 2 days earlier than Diwali and like to have a good time it with my in-laws. On Diwali day, I additionally go to my dad and mom as each my dad and mom and in-laws are at Salem. So its a double deal with for me.
On the eve of Diwali, we burn crackers until 8.30 night time after which we begin to put together suzhiyan, adhirasam which is a should do for Diwali in my residence. We stack it in a field. We wash & embellish the diyas/ lamps and different pooja gadgets, embellish them with turmeric, kumkum dots. Sweep the home and draw rangoli / shade kolam in home entrance and in pooja room.
In an enormous plate, we organize all the brand new costume by retaining turmeric & kumkum in a nook of the costume and maintain every part prepared in pooja room. We additionally maintain a small packet of crackers safely in a single nook to maintain it for neivedyam. By the point, we end all these works, it is going to be round 10.30-11 PM. You are able to do all these actions within the day time as nicely.
On Diwali day morning, we girls get up early round four AM, brush the enamel and wash the face. My MIL ( eldest girl) lights the lamp and maintain a small bowl of sesame oil/ nalla ennai & shikakai powder, turmeric powder and mehandi / marudhani in pooja room. In 2 plates, we maintain a set of betel leaves, nuts, 2 banana and one unbroken coconut. The elder( my FIL) in our residence apply little oil within the brow for all of us and maintain a pinch of shikai powder on our head for sastram. Then we take bathtub and put on some previous garments first.
We girls enter the kitchen and begin to make vada, bajji, idli & sambar for breakfast. In the intervening time, my FIL maintain flowers for all of the idols and maintain the pooja room prepared. After making all neivedyam recipes, we maintain the attire in 2 totally different plates, maintain some crackers in entrance of the God as proven within the image above. We place 2 banana leaves (one for veetu theivam and one other one for magamaayi) in entrance of the God and serve the reserved sweets and snacks together with idli smeared with ghee, vada, suzhiyan and adhirasam. No must maintain sambar if you happen to add onion. Break the coconut that’s saved within the thamboolam plate and prepare for important pooja.
That is my MIL’s apply however my mother affords all sweets & snacks together with bajji, idli and vada in entrance of our pooja room in frequent to all of the God. I heard most people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on today. Lastly, it depends upon our custom. We do not chant any slokhas or sthothrams or maintain kalasam on today. You may recite some Lakshmi slokhas if you happen to like.
Normally, we do the pooja earlier than 6 am. The eldest particular person(my FIL) within the household do the pooja by exhibiting dhoop, dheep and provides attire to everybody. Clothes are given to the youthful ones within the household after which goes in line with the age. We put on the brand new costume and begin to burn crackers.
After burning crackers for an hour, we now have breakfast (Idli sambar) together with diwali sweets & savouries in banana leaf. Within the above footage, I’ve shared our final 12 months’s Diwali sweets, snacks and breakfast.
After breakfast, myself and my MIL pack the sweets and snacks for our neighbors and pals, distribute them. That’s all. All our works will probably be over with this . Then we now have a soothing day by watching all of the particular applications in TV & get pleasure from the entire day with out cooking.
Each physique may have the sweets, snacks, vadai, suzhiyan & adhirasam as meals for the entire day. We don’t put together lunch on Diwali day as a substitute we give the sweets, snacks, vada or bajji in the event that they really feel hungry or make tea / espresso / juice if wanted.
On Diwali day night, we put on new attire and we burst all of the remaining crackers with household and pals and end the celebration. We make idli sambar for dinner or some curd rice to maintain it mild and easy. That is how we have a good time our Diwali.
On diwali night time or the subsequent day morning, we eat a small gooseberry sized diwali legiyam for higher digestion.
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Disclaimer : All these particulars shared above are primarily based on my household’s celebration process. Please seek the advice of along with your elders and alter it as per your custom and apply.