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Sonal Kulshrestha, Founder of desideewar, In DISCUSSION With RJ Nitu ..

TOPIC:  

DIWALI- THE BIGGEST HINDU FESTIVAL


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NOV 2nd, Monday, US CDT 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, INDIA TIME 8:30 PM.


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In our discussion, we talk of the Manik Diya, here's the diya lit with mustard oil (not ghee). It is customary to place a silver Lakshmi coin in the diya and make kajal by placing a spoon atop the jyoth, the flame. This kajal is then applied by all family members, as eyeliner. The believe is that it is good for the eye, wards off evil-eye and is auspicious. 

YOUR PICTURES ... YOUR STORY .. FROM INDIA ...

 Aligarh, U.P., India- When family is visiting from Pune, Hyderabad, Agra, and Gurgaon, the home is ready to embrace the festival and the family. 

(Photo Credit: Shashank and Shefali K, Pune, India)

The three "bahu" (s) of the house prepared Diwali delicacies before getting ready for the evening "dhamaka", the action part.


 

What a classic picture moment it is when the whole khaandan (family) gathers from different parts of India on the auspicious occasion of Diwali ...

And you know you have a classic picture when two generations of "bahu"(s) (daughter-in-laws) of the family pose together ...

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Gorakhpur, U.P., India- this beautifully decorated house is welcoming family from Singapore.

(Photo credit: Richa & Vaibhav Vishal)


 

In Agra, it was re-union time for the family and as the older sister, Karnika, visited her family from Gandhinagar in Guajarat, India. The sisters, Karnika and Kajal, celebrated by creating rangoli and decorating the house with diyas. 


 


 

In Hyderabad, Kanan was visiting her parents in India during the Diwali season after many years. Of course, Diwali decorations were done with extra enthusiasm.  


In Andra Pradesh, Shashank and Shruti enjoyed the wonderful festival with friends. 

(Photo Credit: Shashank S) 

The lovely couple ... 

And we love the saas-bahu pics where they do Diwali preparations together... brings back so many memories of our childhood ...

For newly weds, Rachit and Sneha from Gurgaon, the occasion was extra joyous as theis was they first Diwali after marriage. They visited their family in Bhopal, Madya Pradesh to celebrate the auspicious festival.


The two doting sons with their mom ... 

YOUR PICTURES ... YOUR STORY .. FROM USA .. 

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Ruma Malhotra in Texas celebrates Diwali with elaborate rangoli(s). Of course, dressing up is an important part. 

For Rupal Mohan in Arizona, this Diwali was especially special because her 11-year old son, Bobby, decorated the house himself. complete with a ragoli and the Lakshmi pooja setup.

 

Three generations of Mohan men make the occasion extra special ... 

And saas bahu pictures are just as priceless ...

And when cousins join in the fun, you know you're making memories ... 

Here is the very creative Bobby (left) with his family ready for the pooja and the celebrations. 


Not to mention the sister's family that visits .... (top and bottom here)


For Mr. Rajendra Prasad and his wife were celebrating Diwali with their son and his family after 14 years. Needless to say, it was a momentous day at the Kulshrestha home in Texas. 

Grandfather with grand-daughter (top). Son and daughter-in-law happy to celebrate Diwali in an extremely vidhipoorvak ( ceremoniously) manner (bottom).

 Grandmother with her grandson (top) and lighting shagun ki phuljhari (bottom)

Kids around the rangoli that their grandmother made.at the house entrance to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Lighting phuljhari (bottom).

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