May this festival of light bring Happiness, love, luck & prosperity!!
also known as festival of lights is an important festival in India. If you happen to visit India during Diwali time, you will see entire country lit with variety of lanterns & light patterns. Although a 5 day festival the preparations for this celebration starts quite in advance like a month or so. Its begins with cleaning of the house (not that the house is not cleaned on other days) but this cleaning is given special importance as its believed that Goddess Laxmi visits your home during this period to provides her blessings. After cleanliness, its time to make some homemade Diwali sweets which are then distributed & shared with near & dear ones. My granny & mom would start making this never ending list of Diwali Snacks & Sweets couple of weeks before Diwali, the list included... just to name a few Chakli, Sev, Chivda (savory mixture), Namakpare (thikat Shankarpali), Shakarpara (god shankarpali), Karanji(Gujiya), Rava Ladoo, Besan Ladoo etc. My sis & me would also play a small role like cutting the shankarpali or shaping the ladoo. It was so much fun. Mom just told me that they finished making all these sweets last week & inquired what did I make. Honestly making all this stuff requires a lot of patience which I lack to some extent, but not making any makes me feel guilty so I made just a few starting with the basic & simple