Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bachpan Ki diwali

I love when it’s the festive season ! Lots of offers , discounts on my favorite online shopping portals, shopping, sweets , gifts, although I have celebrated diwali just twice in the whole of my life t, every time it has been a happy experience mingling in the the festivity of this festival! In this yaadon ki baraat when Indiblogger wanted us to recount happy times we had during diwali all I could think was my bachpan ! Those were the best days of my life. *sigh*

When I was a child I used to run away from home exactly when the clock struck seven. We used to count hours until it was dark.  It was a magnificent sight to watch all those gaily decorated houses with diyas, lights and rangoli. We used to run along the neighborhood watching everybody burst crackers but it was not until my bestie invited me to share the festive spirit when I was in 8th grade
My most memorable Diwali would be the very first one during my childhood. It was when my best friend Namitha took me to her home for a stay period of two days ,( ofcourse which was after a lot of kajoling my mom :D) It was one hell of a time !

Coming from a muslim family, I had had no previous exposure to this festival, hence its no wonder it was my most memorable Diwali! I had the time of my life making earthen diyas at her home and painting them with myriad colors ! It was a Colorful diwali clicking pictures with her cheery little cousins , that was not all we even listened to dhoom dhaka songs on radio and danced on them wearing the best of desi wear. Not to forget crushing over her very good looking cousins looking dashing in their desi wear ;) There was much fun and laughter, and the positive energy was infectious. We got completely caught up in the joy of it all… I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
We even ended up making hand make happy diwali cards for her cousins school teachers  ! it was so much fun mingling and laughing with a family !
We did everything from getting naughty to lighting crackers in our hands and throwing them into the air just before they burst , to helping her mom make the most delicious south indian sweets which included delicious coconut barfis , Mysore paaks or murukkus .
It was then I realized that this festival is what gives us time to spend our carefree, joyful times and happy memories in the company of family and friends,which would be made more exciting with new clothes, an abundance of festive food and fireworks. It ended with, you guessed it, plenty of happy ghar wali memories!
LIGHTS! PHOTOGRAHS ! GIFTS !  FOOD! DIYAS ! Is all what sums up to a #Gharwalidiwali
I watched a close knit family getting even more closer that day. There was no doubt A #GharWaliDiwali is the best best version of a diwali :) It is true a festival is incomplete without a family.

celebrate this Diwali with this beautiful and touching video. It will leave a warm imprint on your heart.
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Happy Diwali !

1 comment:

  1. Great post!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava