September 28, 2011
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Oct is almost their..and I am so excited because October is going to be a FESTIVAL MONTH. Yay!!For all those who do not know well let me explain a bit about it to you :

First we have Durga Puja Festival which is starting from 2nd of October and will be happening till 5th of October.It is the worshipping of Goddess Durga.4 days of great food and worshipping ^_^

Huge Durga Idols are made of earthy goods and worshipped under big tent houses called Pandal.
We get to enjoy Lavish special festival food.This is a non-veggie platter called “THALI”
During this week in the southern part of INDIA is celebrated Navratras meaning 9 auspicious nights.
9 nights of traditional dance,food and fun which happens late till the wee hours of the night.People wear traditional clothes full of colors and dance with two wooden sticks in hands all night in groups.
People playing dandiya the traditional dance carrying wooden sticks in their hands.
The traditional Dress of Garba Dance

After this comes Dusshera.This is to embark the killing of evil Rakshas (monster) of Lanka (which is Sri Lanka now) by Lord RAMA.
This day is the end of Durga Puja which is done by submerging the idols into the holy rivers and praying the goddess to visit them again next year.The submerging in river is done in a belief that the goddess will reach her resting place from a portal inside the river bed.
On the other hand, the celebrations of the victory of good over evil is done by burning a paper mached idol of the evil king RAVANA. These idols are filled with crackers inside.The sight is totally mesmerising 🙂
And then comes my favorite part…DIWALI
It is also known as the festival of lights.On this eve the whole INDIA glitters with fireworks,candles and Diyas (earthy pots which are filled with oil and a burning cotton string to illuminate natural light) and loads of colors.This day embarks the home return of the Lord Rama after killing the evil Rakshas.

In order to welcome him, people light their houses with candles and Diyas.To make it colorful they create Rangoli (A temporary design made with the help of color powder) and making lots of sweets and food.A grand prayer or Puja also takes place in every house.
Beautiful hand made earthy diyas.These diyas light up for more than an hour depending on the amount of oil you put into them.This is also an old century way of having light at night when their was no electricity.These diyas use to take up the form of oil Lamps.
…they are made of mud and are fragile
A platter of Diwali special sweets (made of dairy,sugar,nuts,etc.)
Rangoli made of powdered color.This is temporary floor art of INDIA!

So now comes the exciting part.Since already so many happy days are lined up for me.I am feeling even more happy and excited to present my 1st ever giveaway to you all. YAY ^_^

What all you can win?
1. A pack of Diyas (Diwali special)
2. Scented candles/ Floating candles
3. A hand made diya stand by me *yes!!*
4. A set of diwali special danglers (earrings)
5. One surprise gift for you by me ^_^

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Best of luck everyone!! I am more excited than you people :p

This giveaway is open till 27th of October and on 28th I will be taking up a winner by 😀
This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!!Anyone can apply