I just had no time today. So, posting a few pics taken at home, in response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge: Light

“Subham Karoti Kalyanam Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Deepa Jyoti Namostute

Meaning: I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect. ( or darkness)

I remember my grand mom reciting this sloka and a few more everyday while lighting the lamp. I loved to accompany her in this ritual. Today, many people celebrate Dhanteras. Whereas for us at home today, it’s a festival where we fill up our buckets, drums with water up to brim, in the evening and perform a small pooja to all the containers that hold water(considered sacred Ganga) and pray for its availability in abundance.

Personally, I love this Festival of Lights- DeeavaLi – literally translates to – a line of lights – in Kannada! I love to decorate my house with Diyas. It brings a lot of positive energy I feel. New clothes, lights, lamps and yummy food are all just small things we as a family enjoy together. My daughters’ names are synonymous to light! The younger one is β€˜Diya’. She is super thrilled to light Diya. β€œDiya lights Diya” she keeps repeating this in excitement 😊

Wishing everyone abundance of prosperity this festive season ❀️

54 thoughts on “Festival of Lights

    1. Me toooo .. I love Diyas .. the more natural and handmade the better! It’s too windy as we stay in the first floor so I restrict my self from placing too many. 😊

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    1. Hey Anushka… I absolutely understand.. I’m in the same boat. Unable to read through blogs regularly.. 😐stuck with some work or the other

      Thanks so much πŸ˜„πŸ™Œ

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