Curry2Night wishes all curry lovers a very Happy Diwali! Fireworks, gifts, rituals, coming together with family and friends are just one part of this cracking festival.
Food is probably the greatest attraction of this 5 day celebration of Diwali festival.
Mouth watering sweets and superb special savouries prepared for this grand occasion make Diwali a much awaited festival of the year.
Festivals of India
How is Diwali Celebrated
Deepavali, or Diwali as all know, literally means a row of lit lamps.
This festival comes on ‘no moon day’ or first day of Kartika month (as per Indian lunar calendar).
Most festivals are as ancient as the history of India. Diwali is one of the oldest festivals of the world.
Deepavali is when Lord Rama returns from Sri Lanka rescuing his wife Sita from the clutches of demon king Ravana of Sri Lanka. The citizens of Ayodhya lit a row of lamps to welcome victorious Lord Rama.
Diwali in this COVID19 hit 2020 is on Saturday 14th November.
Usually this festival of lights comes in October/November month since it is based on the lunar calendar of India.
It is one of the longest and most extravagant festivals of India. Diwali is celebrated for 5 days.
5 days of Diwali starts with
Day 1: Dhanteras (celebration of Lord Dhanvantari, God of Ayurveda),
Day 2: Naraka Chaturdashi (the day on demon Naraka killed by Goddess Kaali),
Day 3: Lakshmi Puja (ritual performed for Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi,
Day 4: Balipratipada (also known as Annakut or Govardhan Puja)
Day 5: Bhau-Beej and Vishwakarma Puja
Diwali is famous for its fantastic sweets, savoury and spectacular snacking items. Each region of the subcontinent got its own Diwali food items that are prepared usually a week before the celebrations.
Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, shankar pala, rasgulla, laddu, son papdi, barfi, kaju kathli, Mysore pak, Mohanthal, chum chum, ras malai and many more sweets are either prepared at home or bought from popular sweet shops.
Chivda, chakri, gathiya, sev, murmure, pharsan, faral and many more crispy and addictive snack items are on offer for Diwali guests.