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Wishing you a warm
and wonderful Diwali
and a bright and happy new year.
Good Morning Friends,
How was weekend? It was exclent for me. I was at matar for free medical camp organize by manav parivar. My weekend was exclent. Y’day was the first day of 5 days Diwali festival. It was Dhanteras. I am going to write one full post on Dhanteras soon.
It’s Diwali all around. All are expecting something good at Dall Stree, the place were Bombay Stock exchange located. All eyes seem to be on Dalal Street that will open in a short while after two days and just a day before Diwali.
Friday saw one of the most devastating days in the history of the exchange. The Sensex sunk to the lowest level since November 2005, closing 11 per cent down.
There was panic and carnage in the world markets as well. The big question is whether the markets will see another day of mayhem.
Busy Saturday, I was out of station for one social reason. Back to ahmedabad around 2-00pm. I am at office at 3-00 pm, than routing office work and busy with weekend task. We are going to have diwali holiday in our office from Tuesday to Saturday. All the working days except Monday. It’s diwali vacation in office.
I like to remind you just ONE day left before begaining of Diwali. From tomorrow Festival of Diwali going to starts. One of the biggest festivals of Hindus, Deepawali or Diwali in India is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness. This festival is celebrated for five continuous days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Diwali or as ‘Festival of Lights’.
Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means “rows of lighted lamps” and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival of Lights. Fireworks are always associated with this festival. The day is celebrated with people lighting diyas, candles all around their house. Lakshmi Puja is performed in the evening to seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. Diwali gifts are exchanged among all near and dear ones.
First day of Diwali is Dhanteras. I will talk on it next post.
Good Morning Friends,
Countdown started for diwali. From Sunday diwali is going to stats as it’s Laxmi Pooja day. Today is Tuesday, so ONLY 5 days left for diwali. That keeps us busy all the time with work as well as family and social life too. It is diwali behind everyone’s running in this week. My family starts planning for how many type of sweets we will have this time, how many fried snacks and how many dry , all planning done last night. So, today is day to purchase row material for the same and Friday is day for the production.
Friends, you all will surprise to know that in diwali at my house only we are having more than 12-15 types of food ( which includes sweets, dry fruits and dry snacks ) every year. More than Rs.5000/- sweet just we keep for the guest who are going to visit us during diwali time and after diwali. We keep more than 4 type of cold drink and 3-4 type of ice cream. Question come in your mind, for whom all these things are keeping ready and how it’s going to be used.
As a part of our Gujarati tradition, People visit each other’s house on New Year day and after that. So, when someone visits my house, we offer Happy New Year and as a symbol of happiness and joy, we offer sweet. We offer some snacks first, than sweet, than either cold drink or ice cream. This is the way we greet New Year wish to all.
This Year, we have change our plan and going to apply a new and more health conscious approach. Wait for next post to know that. Wait……………