200+ Reasons to Celebrate Diwali This Year
Did we mention reasons? Or should it be sweets and savouries?
Diwali is just around the corner. Unlike previous years, this year things are different. We may not be able to have the same gala festivities but we can sure can have a treat from our home kitchens.
Diwali, also called the festival of lights is celebrated in all parts of India, irrespective of region. Nowadays, festivals like this often become opportunities for social and communal get together and partying.
There are at-least four different reasons Diwali is celebrated.
One is the return of Lord Rama after fourteen years of forest dwelling.
The second is the killing of Narakasura.
And the third is Govardana Puja is celebrated the day after Diwali which Krishna stopped anyway and incurred the wrath of Lord Indra and well, the story goes on.
The fourth is the Pandavas returned back after twelve years of forest dwelling.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in North, West and East India. A new year is supposed to start on the day of Lakshmi Puja. New clothes are worn, sweets are distributed, and there is a general merry and feeling of good will.
The very mention of the word festival or festivities makes one recollect the savories and snacks associated with it. Delicacies are the highlight of any festival apart from their customary celebration and they are a grand part of the celebration.
Every festival has its own set of delightful food and Diwali is no exception. In fact, it is only of the few festivals for which a lot of snacks and savories are prepared and devoured of course!
If you are not sure where to start, check out this list of 20 Must Have Diwali Sweets and Snacks.
Our Diwali Recipes section has over 200 recipes for you to try at home.
Have fun this Diwali season. Be safe with crackers. Get the best discount with apparels. Remember the divinity within you. Party and most importantly have fun like we always like to do.