August 27, 2011

Diwali - "Festival Of LIGHTS" - Event Aug 31st to Oct 31st

Diwali- "Festival Of LIGHTS" is the most popular festival of Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism, celebrated for different reasons, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. 

The name "Diwali" which translates into "Row Of Lamps". Diwali involves the lighting of small slay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. 

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival, Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Sayabhama. Amavsya, the third day of Deepawali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of  Lord Vishnu, who is the dwarf incarnation vanquished the Bali, and banished him to Patala. It is on the fourth day of Deepawali, Katika Shudda Padyami, that Bal went to  Patala and took reins of his new kingdom in there. The fifth day is reffed as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

Lets go back to the Event .........
During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share  sweets and snacks with family members and friends. So I thought why not make sweets and snacks with all my fellow bloggers.
So why waiting for the beautiful we know we all make sweets and snacks before a week or two or whenever we have time....I thought we can make and share the recipes and help out others who don't know how to make or who are searching to try new recipes all at one stop place......HERE...... :)
So let's share and celebrate Diwali together..........

1. Bloggers and Non-Bloggers are welcome to post as many recipes as you want. 
2. Non-Bloggers can send the recipes to my email at anu (DOT) healthykitchen (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
3. Recipes can be any Sweets, Snack (sweet or savory), or any Vegetarian dishes which you prepare usually during this Diwali festival.
4. Using the LOGO is MANDATORY to spread the word.
5. Please link all the recipes through the Linky tool, if you find it difficult to do so, leave a comment or write to me anu (DOT) healthykitchen (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
6. This event will be open till October 31st. (Diwali is on 26th October!)

Hope to see lot all of yummy recipes!


  1. Nice one Anu .. will send in my entries :)


  2. nice event...diwali events hv already started in the blogosphere...follwing u now

  3. Diwali is my fav festival....alomost everyday's..:)
    nice event...definitely will send some entries...

  4. Great thought dear....Happy hosting...will send some entries

  5. Hi Anu,
    You have 2 awards waiting at my space..please do collect them.

  6. anu r we restricted to recipes...or some Diwali rangolis n decors too can b put up?

  7. Hi Anu,
    Happy hosting for this lovely event on Diwali.
    As I am still not back, wanted to know if I can re-post old recipes.
    Happy Hosting.

  8. HI,

    Came across your blog it......super awesome.
    Visit me on

  9. Nice Event, will be linking in for sure!

  10. hey Anu..just linked up Jalebi...enjoy:)

  11. Just linked Apple Rabdi..Enjoy the festive season!!!

  12. Nice one, have already sent in few entries :)

  13. Hey anu, nice event... I have already linked up Gulgule,coconut fudge,mawa peda,malpua with rabdi,Mathri,and kalakand :)

  14. Nice event many great recipe ideas here...

  15. my entry

  16. Hi Anu,
    Just linked my entry and will do more next week..:)

  17. would try participating in your event..glad to follow you.. do check out my blog some time..

  18. Hi,first time here & linked up an entry....(coconut toffee) :)
    Thanks for hosting this
    Event-Love your Food-Don't waste it
    Food of the month-contest

  19. Thanks for hosting this Anu! I have posted a recipe and linked your event to this page!

  20. Hello Anu,

    glad to be part of your event. Wish you a happy Diwali !!!

  21. Lovely event! I just linked mine!

  22. First time here and I linked an entry too! Happy Diwali!

  23. Hi Anu,
    I have linked two entry here: mawa kachori and stuffed chilli peppers

    Happy hosting and wish u a very happy diwali

    sukanya hosting healing foods coconut

  24. Happy Diwali, Happy hosting.
    Just linked my entry :)

  25. Hi Anu,
    First time here.

    Kindly include my entry for the contest - Besan Laddoo & Khara Boondi -


  26. Is the winner of the contest announced?

  27. I think the gift ideas which you have provided are great.Diwali is celebrated all over the world with great joy and enthusiasm.Diwali Gifts for men and women are a signature to express our feelings and sentiments with a thoughtful gift.

  28. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

    Diwali Dry Fruits Gifts to Chennai

  29. Diwali is really one of much awaited holiday in Hindu community and even I am not a Hindi myself, I still wait this auspicious event... So much fun and festivity!

    Lyn @ Diwali decorations

  30. hey the eve is too good and the blog you insert on that event is so attractive .To know more visit :Diwali corporate gifts


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