Lifestyle November 9, 2015

Is it Diwali already? #MicroblogMondays

Diwali Diyas

The festive season has kicked in and this week all the celebrations would be in full gear. Diwali starts today with Dhanteras and the main celebration is on Wednesday. I realised that as a family, we do not follow many Diwali traditions. Our celebrations are concentrated around the Lakshmi Pooja. That is it. May be that is the reason it does not feel festive enough yet. 🙁

Yesterday, as the public areas in our housing complex were lit up with fairy lights, my daughter looked at them and many other  homes sporting the twinkling lights. “Why isn’t our house lit up?”, she asked. “I will get the lights a day before Diwali honey”, was what I told her.

This morning, as I was picking out an outfit for work, I swapped my trousers and top for a more traditional tunic and palazzo pants. Let us kick in the celebrations with that I told myself. Tomorrow, I will clean and decorate the house so that we are ready to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into our home on Diwali!


Linking this post to Malathi’s Diwali Link Up and Mel’s MicroblogMondays

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8 Comments

  • Reply Alok Singhal November 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I sympathize with your daughter…she deserves a week-long celebration

    Have a good festive season…we still have New Year to come!

    • Reply Ankita November 18, 2015 at 5:48 am

      She did get a week long break!!! And there were festivities she got tired of and sweets she is still gorging on…. 🙂

  • Reply Traci York November 11, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Someone in one of my Facebook groups shared a candle picture, with the caption “#Diwali, November 11 2015. A very powerful Day. Since the ancient times, #India celebrated the blessings of Light even though this time of year the Nights grow bigger. The day symbolises the eternal Light that burns in our Hearts and illuminates our Souls and Dreams.” Sounds like a beautiful holiday – bright blessings to you!

  • Reply Anamika Agnihotri November 10, 2015 at 1:23 am

    For me lighting the house with diyas, candles and twinkling lights is the main fervour of this festival. Happy Diwali Ankita :).

  • Reply Vidya Gupta November 9, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    HI Ankita – honestly, very glad to connect with you, the most pressing reason being our proximity. It opens up so many avenues of collaboration – personally and otherwise!

    Let’s meet up for Diwali! Hearty season’s greetings to you and your family!

  • Reply Mahathi Ramya November 9, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Ya, it’s Diwali already, my feeling too..
    we kickstarted celebrations by purchasing Diyas. Even my son is waiting when I will buy crackers and I think, we get the festive feeling when crackers are in! Even for us, Lakshmi puja is very important for Diwali.
    Thanks for linking your post for Diwali celebration 2015 linkup Ankita 🙂

  • Reply Sreesha November 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    One of the reasons I guess is because this year seems to have gone by too soon!

    • Reply Ankita November 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      True.. It has flown…

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