India is a great country known as the land of festivals. Deewali is one of the most significant festival celebrated all over the country. It falls on the Amavasya in the month of Kartik every year by Hindu calendar. Deewali is the religious Festival, celebrated by Hindus ..It is celebrated by lighting lamps everywhere including homes, temples, streets and shops. Deewali or Deepavali got its name from Deep which known as clay lamps. This festival is well known as the festival of lights which brings a lot of beliefs and culture to celebrate it. It is also believed that the row of lights which is the symbol of coming of Goddess Lakshmi to the home and victory of truth over the evil.
According to history on this day Lord Rama had killed the demon king of Lanka, Ravan in order to save the earth from the bad activities. On this day Lord Ram reached Ayodhya along with Sita and Lakshman. They reached at night and that was a new moon day, so the villagers of Ayodhya welcomed Ram, Lakshman and Sita by decorating and illuminating their village with diyas.
Pre preparation starts for this festival almost one month before. Everyone starts making arrangement one month before Diwali, new cloths are purchased, houses are cleaned and decorated with lights, flowers etc. people also purchase new things which are believed to bring Goddess Laxmi to their home. People also call their near and dears ones and they exchange gift, sweets and greetings among them. This is a festival of being together too. Thus this festival creates a sense of oneness among people.
It is celebrated in every nook and Corner of our country. Many clay lamps and lights are put in and around the house giving an atmosphere of joy and happiness, indicating the victory of good over evil. Children are very keen to celebrate it and show their interest in cleaning and sweet making. As the night approaches, children light up the sky with their firecrackers. The streets and bazaars bear a dazzling. I am wishing that the bright lights of Diwali bring you luck, happiness , joy and success in all your endeavors in life.
For us, without sweets no festival can be celebrated and this year I had decided not to make any sweet but where indulge in fun and frolic on the day of deewali, so how sweets can be skipped. I am also repeating few sweet dishes like kajoo katli, mysore pak, milk powder peda, whole wheat oat malpua , boondi ladooes, I made last year . This year I am only adding 7 cups burfi to my list. 7 cups which stands for equal part of besan, coconut, milk, kajoo powder and 3 part of sugar. If everything included it became 7 cups. So let’s start it.
here are few more deewali recipes: