Diwali is integral part of Hinduism when it comes to festive celebrations. This festival symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. During the celebrations, we adorn ourselves in finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of our homes with diyas (oil lamps or candles), offer puja (worship) to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts.
For me the most exciting part is decorating the house with lights and making rangoli. It is an art form in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.
The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings.
I followed this easy YouTube tutorial for a beautiful peacock rangoli.
Decking up in Indian attire is something I always look forward to during Diwali 🙂 I wore a bright coral plain bordered saree with embroidered green blouse from Kalki that I bought during my last trip to India. Luckily, it is still available online 🙂 . I adorned the entire look with long dangling earrings called chaandbalis (chaand means moon and baali means hoops in Hindi) from the_azure_official .
I definitely look forward to this time of the year to glorify Diwali in full swing. Do let me know how you celebrated Diwali in the comments below.