Friday, October 24, 2008

Diwali is coming!



We are baking this weekend and getting ready. Here is some information about how to do a puja for Diwali. Any suggestions are welcome.We made chocolate burfi and coconut ladoos!


Diwali 2008 - October 28th

Laxmi Puja, or the worship of the goddess of prosperity and wealth, is the main event on Diwali in North and West India. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visit everyone during Diwali and brings peace and prosperity to all.
It is s extremely important to keep the house spotlessly clean and pure on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshipped on this day with offerings of haldi and kumkum (turmeric and vermilion). Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess. They are believed to light up Her path.


8 comments:

citizen of the world said...

No suggestions, but sounds fun. You can't go wrong with peace and prosperity!

tut-tut said...

You've enlightened me about this holiday. What are burfi and ladoos?

Keshi said...

lovely!

Abt suggestions...no idea dahlin LOL! Cos I dun follow traditions..my mum does em all. Im so lazy :) and I dun think I'll ever follow em :):)


Happy Diwali to u and ur family Pecos!

Keshi.

SaffronSaris said...

Happy Diwali to you too!

krystyna said...

Thank you about this information.
It is interesting.

Happy Divali to you!

Gracia said...

Beautiful... I hope the weekend was a a good one, full of peace and happiness.

mermaid said...

Glad to see you are so festive.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

This is such a lovely post! It IS wonderful that we will have an opportunity for change in the future for the US :)