Diwali

October 19th, 2017

 

Celebrate with our Diwali family box. Limited quantities shipping Oct 10th. 

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Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most popular festivals celebrated across the Indian subcontinent and beyond.

Families get together lighting lamps and fireworks, worshiping their idols and sharing sweets.

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The word 'Diwali' originates in the Sanskrit word 'deepavali' which means "rows of lighted lamps."

The story of Diwali

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During the Diwali celebrations, Hindus retell the story of Prince Rama and his wife Sita. 

While in exile, Sita is kidnapped by an evil king named Ravana. Rama fights the evil king, rescues his wife and brings her home. The couple was welcomed back with many glowing lamps on a dark night. The lamps symbolize the victory of good over evil.

DIWALI IS A HARVEST FESTIVAL

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The festival falls on the last day of fall harvest which is the start of the new financial year. Followers pray to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, for success in the coming year. It is also believed Lakshmi was born on this day of Diwali.

GANESHA and laskmi

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Along with Lakshmi [goddess of wealth and prosperity], devotees also offer prayers [puja] to Lord Ganesha for his wisdom and new beginnings.

Celebrate with our Diwali family box

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Engage the family with preparation and celebration of Diwali. Our exclusive box includes a Diwali booklet that organizes everything for you, so that you can just have fun making your-own gorgeous Diyas, making your own fabulous Rangoli and more surprises.

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Diwali Traditions

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Diwali is one of the most joyful holidays. The whole family participates in the preparations.

 
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dress up

We put on festive clothes. Most Indian families wear Kurtas (a loose collarless shirt) or Sarees (a dress of draped fabric).

 

Make Rangoli to welcome friends

Rangoli are creative colorful floor designs that are passed through generations and made with materials found at home such as rice, lentil, flour or flower petals.

 
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light up diyas

Traditionally made out of clay and filled with oil and a cotton wick. They are placed in rows decorating windows and streets and burn all night.

Make your own diyas

 
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Share sweets with everyone

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Ganesha has a sweet tooth, and loves eating ladoos [sweet dumplings]. On Diwali, we eat and share sweets.

 

light sparkleRs

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Lighting fireworks is one way to celebrate.  It is also believed to chase away evil spirits.

 

Celebrate with our Diwali family box

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Engage your family with fun activities for the preparation and celebration of Diwali. Our exclusive box includes a Diwali booklet with simple instructions that will organize everything for you. Have fun making your-own Diyas, Rangoli and more!

Limited quantities available!