- I woke up this morning to a photo of homemade karanji. I was happy to see them because Daughter No 1 had made them, for the very first time. They looked perfect and possibly tasted perfect since Ms Papaya loved them. And she is quite the discerning eater. I was happy to see that the karanji had passed on.
Another generation liking karanji and another generation making them.Traditions are important to maintain continuity, and establish social ties and establish identity. Click To Tweet
And observing festivals is one such tradition.
Today is actually the first day of Diwali ( Vasubaras) the five day Festival of Lights. Not many people observe this day and it is lost in obscurity.
Diwali for the millions is the day Narakasur the demon was slayed. In my childhood home this was marked by an oil massage and scented bath.
Others observe LaxmiPujan or the moonless night as the first day of Diwali. This is a national holiday and marks the New Year. Traders and businessmen open new books of accounts and householders like me welcome Laxmi into our homes.
This day is also marked with new clothes and exchange of gifts.
And the last day which is of special significance in my home state of Maharashtra is Bhaubeej. This is a special day for sisters of brothers who normally make it a point to meet and greet each other this one day.
So today I will put up my ecofriendly garlands to signify the start of yet another Diwali.
And then I’ll get down to making my own karanji.
What is your Diwali tradition? Do share in the comments below.
Linking up with #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne of Everydaygyaan and wishing everyone all the best this festive season!