Deepavali / Diwali is an important Indian (Hindu) festival celebrated by all the Indians in India and across the world. As we are in the land of “Unity of Diversity”, each and every state people celebrate it in their own way, also Diwali is celebrated in two different states whereas south Indian celebrates it on 18 oct and North Indian celebrates it on 19th oct. Being a south Indian and living together with so many region people in our apartment, glad we got to celebrate it for 2 days.
We (South Indian) wake up, early in the morning, apply oil to the head, take bath, later start preparing snacks and food for pooja. Once they are done, we perform pooja, get blessing from the elders, and elders of our family distribute the new dress to everyone. After wearing the new dress, we have our breakfast, and the breakfast would be served in a banana leaf with too many sweets and savories that has been prepared all over a week time. As sharing is caring we distribute sweets and savories prepared in our home to our neighbors, friends – wishing them Happy DEEPAVALI.
Taking this to Fiesta Friday #134 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
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After the sweets distribution, here comes the best part of a year waiting – It’s the crackers section. We start bursting crackers, with family, friends, with loads of fun and joy. After bursting few crackers, we return home and start watching the Television as there will be more and more fun filled program, also there will be numerous movie getting released for this Diwali. It would be more fun and super thrilled getting tickets for our favorite star movie, and then watching them at the Cinemas with the whole family as a group. Then over the evening we lit Deepam / Diya perform pooja and then during nights we start bursting out the crackers, sparkle sparklers, chakras, flowerpots and so on.
On the Banana Leaf –
- Mysore Pak
- Medhu Vada / Ulunda Vadai
- Masala Vada / Paruppu Vadai
- Rava Paniyaram
- Kaju Katli / Cashew Sweet
- Kalakand / Milk Cake
- Rava Ladoo / Semolina Balls
- Mung Bean Ladoo / Green Lentil Balls
- Besan Ladoo / Kadalamaavu Ladoo / Gram flour Balls
- Ribbon Pakoda / Ribbon Murukku
- Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murkku
- Mullu Murukku
- Butter Murukku
- Oma Podi / Plain Sev
- Aval Mixture / Poha Mixture
- Gulab Jamun
- Banana Halwa
- Badam Halwa / Almond Halwa
- Wheat Halwa / Godhumai Halwa
- Boiled Egg
- Steamed rice
- Mutton Curry
- Mutton Briyani
- Coconut Chutney
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Wow!! You have reminded me of my childhood in my hometown, Salem, Tamilnadu, where Deepavali is celebrated exactly like you said! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on FiestaFriday!!
Wow Great! I am from Thoothukudi, TamilNadu.