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One Day To Diwali 2012

Countdown to Diwali 2012, ONE DAY to go, although I had delays in my preparation schedule, I am happy to report that all preparations are on track and I am looking forward to tomorrow-Diwali Diwali Day. My shrine is ready for my early morning prayer and the necessary decorations are also in place for the morning

Diwali-the festival of lights is all about cleansing ones home and ones inner self, in preparation for “Mother Luxmis” (goddess of wealth and prosperity) visit to shower one and all with her blessings.  On Diwali day itself, the “Dwaar” (doorway) to homes are bedecked with magnificent “Torans” (fancy garlands), which are made with various embellishments in rich and bright colours.


Rangoli is a form of art carried out by the females of the household and they use various coloured powders,  different types of flours, grains and flowers to create the most intricate, colourful and amazing  pieces of art at the entrance to one’s home. These torans and the rangoli (artwork) at the entrance to one’s home is what creates the atmosphere of Diwali and makes friends and family feel welcome.







Comments: 5

  • priya


    hi usha a big big thank you for the flopproof burfee and magah recipes.away in Joburg and al alone .please send me julab jamoon recipe l

  • 14/11/2012

    Hi Priya, thanks for the compliments, if you give me your email address i will send to you, However if you want to wait, i am doing a post ASAP with the gulab jamboo recipe

  • Nirasha


    Hello Usha, please can you send me a recipe for gullab jamon.
    i have seen a few but nothing really impressed me.
    i like the way yours do in the picture you have on your site.

    i cannot wait to try your butter biscuits recipes. they look heavenly.

    • 09/11/2015

      Thank you for your kind words, and please do let me know how your biscuits come out, if you send me an email address i can send the recipe to you ASAP

    • 09/11/2015

      Hi Nirasha

      Sorry i just realized that i do have the recipe for gulab jambu on the website — just look under the catogry sweets/mitais and here is the link to the recipe as well –

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