Sunday, November 3, 2013

Diwali celebrations at my house






A corner decorated to honor Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.




Girls  light sparklers for the year-end festival of Diwali.
 




Girls  creating Rangoli designs to celebrate Diwali.



Rangoli designs with colorful wood sand.



Some of the more common sweets exchanged  and served for Diwali are 

Jalebi  

Soan Papdi,  Ras Malai, Kalakand, Cashew Burfi, Coconut Burfi, Carrot Halva, and even

. 

 
Photo: Shopkeeper arranging Diwali sweets
Photo source National Geographic

All family members  at Lakshmi Puja during Diwali.

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