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Friday, October 16, 2009


Diwali- The Festival Of Lights!!
Diwali or Deepawali is certainly the biggest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep=light and avali=a row i.e., a row of lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. My Diwali celebrations are not very elaborate. During my childhood, I used to be pretty excited to burst firecrackers and light diyas with my parents. Diwali for me means fun time with family and friends with good food and drinks. We mostly have friends coming over in the evening. And yes, I still love lighting those lovely colorful diyas. So here's wishing everybody very Happy Diwali!!

Diya is a small lamp and it is also known as ‘Deepak’ or ‘Deep’. A “Diya” is a traditional candles. The relation of Diwali and Diya is just unique. Diwali is the festival of lights and the Diyas bring light to the world. So here you can make beautiful diya by decorating it. Diwali is the time when you can different designs of diya. You will get decorated beautiful diyas and you can get plane diyas also which you can decorate yourself.
So here are some tips to make your diya look beautiful:
1. Diyas look more beautiful by coloring them with different colors and giving them small floral designs.
2. Decorate your diya with some shells, beads, some glass pieces, golden lace and these decoration are for the plane diya that you will decorate.
3. Here you can even make a diya of your own with ceramic or POP (Plaster of Paris). You can make simple bowl shape for a diya and decorate it or you will get diya moulds easily available in markets. Make beautiful diya out of it.
These are some tips to decorate diyas.So paint the Diyas and light them around your house as you can see handmade diyas look more beautiful and stunning as you light them up and the reflection of small mirror pieces will make your house look more brighter.
Here are the different shape diyas decorated for you. :-)

Painted with gold color and decorated with different colored stones and kundun. Also You can attach bells to it to enhance the look :-)
Decorated with Beautiful pearls and kundun :-)
These are Sun shape Diyas painted with acrylic paints and I have decorated it with mirror so that when you light diya in it beautiful reflection falls around it :-)
Have painted these diyas with copper and golden color . Have done simple tikali work on it.
These Lotus shape diyas I specially made for the Laxmi Poojan
These Heart shape diyas were very much liked by many of my friends. They look beautiful painted in any color.

I have used florescent kundun to give it the effect of lighted diya.

These Swastik shape diyas I have painted in dual colors and were in demand by friends.

I have put ready made wax of same color in which diya is painted and decorated to give the extra effect to it. :-)

So try out and decorate your house this Diwali with beautiful homemade decorative diyas. :-)

I gifted most of the diyas on the occasion of Diwali to friends and Family:-)