Wednesday, October 26, 2011

* Happy Diwali** The Festival of Lights

Hey Everyone!

Today is Diwali....also known as the "festival of lights!"  It's a beautiful Indian festival celebrated with family and friends to mark the triumph of GOOD over EVIL.  During the days leading to Diwali, families celebrate by taking part in traditional activities in their homes and neighborhoods.  Some of these activities include festive fireworks, sharing of sweets, creating rangoli designs, and lighting up oil lamps aka LIGHTS.....LOTS AND LOTS OF LIGHTS!

My favorite of all the activities has to be the Rangoli designs...they are designs created by doorways to welcome people into their homes.  My cousin Shital created this Rangoli design.  She drew it out on a white sheet, and then began to fill it in with colorful sand.  It was done over a span of a few day.   As you can see, it is gorgeous! 

Here are some pics...from start to finish!


Beautiful huh!?  Glad I could share this with you!  

I also wanted to share with you a very cool giveway at Everyday is a Holiday!  Jenny Holiday is giving away a Cuttlebug!  Stop by and enter to's really easy.  Take a look around her blog as's just lovely!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Shubh Deepavali Gopi! That is one amazing Rangoli...absolutely beautiful! :)

  2. Wow..the rangoli is simply shows all the patience and hardwork put it... Happy Diwali :)

  3. Stunning work Gopi. Happy Diwali!!!

  4. Oh my gosh!! that is like the most amazing and the most gigantic rangoli...the first pic didn't show the true size of it..but when I saw your couz next to it..Amazing!
    Compliments to her patience!!
    Wishing you a very happy Diwali and a happy new year!

  5. Wow..... Beautiful Rangoli.... I also make Rangoli on Diwali.... and I know it takes a lot of patience, hardwork and time.... keep it up....



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