Diwali: Rangoli and Sweets

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Rangoli

Diwali traditionally known as Deepavali is a festival of lights and is the biggest festival celebrated in India. It is a festival often associated with earthen lamps and firecrackers. Apart from them, Diwali is also known for the sweets and rangoli’s made in the Indian households during this time. Each Indian region has its own variety of sweets specifically made for the festival.

Regardless of the region sweets are a must for Diwali. Sweets on a festival like Diwali symbolize happiness, celebration and enthusiasm. On an auspicious day like Diwali, a pooja is performed to honor goddess lakshmi, which is followed by exchanging gifts and sweets. Traditionally, people preferred to prepare these delicious sweets on their homes, but with changing times and hectic schedules it became virtually impossible. Still people never miss giving sweets to their loved ones. The tradition is so strong that even people living abroad try to send sweets to their near and dear ones living in India.  There are several online portals, which provide them with this facility using which they can send their wishes in the form of sweets to their family regardless of the fact where they live.

Traditionally, people wear new clothes for Diwali and buy jewellery to honor the goddess lakshmi. Moreover, they clean and decorate their houses to welcome the goddess of prosperity and wealth into their houses. They use lights and beautiful rangoli designs for decorating their houses. Rangoli literally means a row of colours weaved into different motifs and patterns.

Rangoli

Rangoli is an elegant design full of appealing and vibrant colors made at the entrance of the house. It is used to welcome the goddess lakshmi into the house thus inviting happiness and prosperity into it. Rangoli can be made using rice powder, coloured chalks and crushed limestones.

No matter what pattern or design do you use for making a rangoli, Diwali is always incomplete without it. Rangoli can also be called as a painted prayer. Moreover, drawing rangoli can be easily made into a family tradition and celebrated as a time for togetherness much like the festival itself.

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