Monday, October 27, 2008

Enjoy The Festival Of Lights- Happy Diwali!

DIWALI, all my Indian friends must have a smile on their faces at this name but for my foreign (firangi) friends this might be gibberish!



India is all lit up and decorated as a bride these days. Glowing diyas and candles, fireworks, loads of yummy sweets (ummmm.....MOM!!!) and nice gifts. That's all that comes to mind during Diwali.



I have got a week off for Diwali, but as usual, I haven't touched a book! I (actually the whole family) am really busy in decorating the house, helping mum, loads of crazy shopping sprees, saying sorry to dad for the big hole in his pocket and wishing friends and family!



Okay, for all those who do not know about the festival, I quote from Wikipedia coz I am not really very good about the technical and "actual" definition!




Deepavali, or Diwali is a major Indian festival, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. Many legends are associated with Diwali. Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being.
To know more, please click here- it will take you to Wikipedia!


And now, to all my friends- A VERY HAPPY DIWALI!



I'm gonna have loads of fun!! But am not burning crackers this year. And it is not because of dad or mum or teachers. It's because of the devastating news I have been reading in newspapers these days. And mum and dad are certainly happy with me. I'm having loads of sweets....my favorite- kaaju ki barfi!



I am now going off to help bro put the lights. There's too much ruckus in the house to write more right now! But before going, I made a sketch for diwali, I've included it below and



HAPPY HAPPY DIWALI!



Happy Diwali- Meghna's Sketch



May the diyas and lights, enlighten your lives too :)



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30 comments:

Maddie

Divali sounds like a beautiful festival, have fun. :)

vishesh

happy diwali! lovely pic :D

Nidhi

hey nice sketch..
happy diwali to u too

I am a lover of children's literature

I love India, I love the land, I love it's history and I especially love the people. In many ways, India, like all countries, is just like every other country, including my own, Canada, and my adopted one - Germany.

However, Diwali certainly brings to my mind, that in many other ways, India is far different from my own beloved Canada. Diwali, I'm sure, is also celebrated here by the Indian community, but generally speaking, it's completely unknown to the majority of Canadians including little old me.

When I have time, I will definitely have to look it up on Wikipedia, but in the meantime, I hope all people in India, especially my talented Meghna, will have a safe and happy Diwali.

Just don't eat too many cookies - at least save me some for me! You can email me any left over Diwali cookies later, ok?

Oh, by the way, I will have you know that I have a big, big mouth, a very big mouth, so therefor, a big, big patch of Diwali cookies would be very much appreciated. I promise I won't get any crumbs on the floor just because I"m dumb, so why wait - you can just email them to me NOW!.

Stephie

Hi Meghna,
Happy Diwali!
Great post :)
I've also post something new.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Stephie

Mumbai Guy

Meghana - Thanks for your wishes. Wishing you too a very happy Diwali and properous and lovely new year.

Mumbai Guy

Sorry for the typo - I should have spelt M-e-g-h-n-a.

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happy diwali to ya too beta....

aur kitne patakhe chalye???

Vinz aka Vinu

deewali greetings...though belated..!!

:)

Meghna

@Madiie- It sure is loads of fun dear :)

Meghna

@Vish-I know u r far better yaar...Thanks :P
Happy Diwali to ya too :)

Meghna

@Nidhi-Thanks a lot....Happy Diwali :)

Meghna

@Vinu- No probs...hope you had loads of fun :)

Meghna

@Sourish bhaiya- Koi bhi nahi ...pakka....lekin bahut mazza aaya :P

Meghna

@ MG- LOL! Thanks a lot but New year is too far right now, eh? :)

Gotcha.....my parents actually kept MEGHANA but we changed it at school :) BTW, it shld be prosperous :)

Meghna

@ Stephi- Thanks a lot...will be dropping by soon!

Meghna

@ Don- I love my country too....the culture, religion, people...everything is ethnic and unique. As I haven't been abroad I do not know much about Germany or Canada....though I know every place is great :)
I have many relatives abroad who tell me that they celebrate Diwali with more aplomb than we do in India LOL! I guess there are many people around the world who do not know :)
Hope you enjoy learning about Diwali...it's really interesting :) I certainly had a blast this Diwali!!
Don, you are welcome at my home for the sweets....I'm sorry, but I've eaten the whole lot! LOL! And yes, they aren't actually cookies but we call them MITHAI- sweets! Check that out on the web too!
I'm sure you'd love it!
I bet I have a bigger mouth Don and I even throw crumbs on the floor....but who can help it when they are so yum :P

Cinderella.

You made that sketch ?!

Its beautiful !!!

magicalharsh

May this Diwali bring you a lot of happiness and prosperity !!!

Meghna

@ Cindy di- Nice?? Thanks :P

Meghna

@ Harsh- same to you....I guess it did :)

Jeevan

Very nice sketching on lamps, hope u had lots of fun dear sis :)

Sakhi

i am sure you had a great
diwali... Loved the pencil sketch!!

Meghna

@ Jeevan- had loads of fun :P

Meghna

@ Sakhi- Thanks :)
Had a rocking Diwali...hoping the same for you!

Sahaja

happy Diwali.....and beautiful sketch....did u draw?

Meghna

@ Sahaja- Yea...that's my sketch! SO thanks :D
Happy Diwali to ya too!

Kurt Avish

NIce sketch!

Thought about sharing some culture related links to you all:

Infiltrating Mahatma Gandhi Institute Museum

DIVALI ON MAURITIAN BLOGS!

Meghna

@ Avish-Cool...interesting...thanks for sharing and thanks for the compliment! I'll check it out soon :P

Diwali Gifts

Lovely hand-sketch! You should make it a wallpaper and put it up for download. Wishing all netizens a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali 2009 (this year, it's on Saturday, the 17th of October 2009). You can get some more information about diwali and also download Diwali 2009 themed wallpapers at this link below:

Send Diwali Gifts to India

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