{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Snapshots of two households Down South


Aarthi Anand from Chennai and Rama Ananth from Bengaluru have sent in some stunning images of their Deepawali celebrations.

Aarthi Anand is a blogger and her Diwalis are always traditional.

Aathi Anand's living room
Aathi Anand’s living room

Says Aarthi,” Tamilians celebrate Diwali early in the morning, after the ritualistic oil massage-bath, after which we wear new clothes and burst crackers. As always we pay respect to elders and God before eating.”

Aarthi's Diwali festivities
A beautiful collage of Aarthi’s Diwali festivities. To see more pics head over to HouseDelic

Diwali decor
Here’s a pic from Aarthi’s 2014 Diwali

And, Rama Ananth from Bengaluru sent me these images from her 2014 Diwali.

Diwali rangoli in xmassy touch
I like that xmassy touch!

Diwali rangoli

Thank you for those lovely images, Rama and Aarthi!

And, have you participated in our birdcage lantern giveaway in association with The Purple Turtles yet? Click on the pic for more details.

birdcage lantern

Check out these amazingĀ brass diyas, just so perfect for the festivities.


  1. Thanks, Sharon for posting my Deepawali pictures.
    It is always a pleasure to share with everybody. I did this specially for you.

  2. Lovely decorations. Thanks for giving the pictures.Awesome creativity.

  3. Such a lovely post Sharon!