Sharing My Diwali Moments….

Diwali special moment

So, finally Diwali is over but the hangover remains. The left over sweets, oil in kadhai after the non-stop deep frying, the burnt cracker marks in the yard and one or two crackers that seem to pop up from nowhere  never lets you forget the bright weekend that was. This year’s Diwali was special, ask me why? Obviously the excitement in the blogosphere was too hard to resist…while I normally settle for simple rangolis and Diyas, I had to work my brains extra hard to get some passable dΓ©cor.

Inspired by Smita's Diwali post on Little Food Junction
Inspired by Smita’s Diwali post on Little Food Junction,
I used bell peppers to get this effect

The festive day was just like I mentioned in my previous post, with guests dropping in, fun, food and frolic brimming over to the twilight. The next day was more quite, just the family…So indulged in some decorations after reading some inspiring posts….

boat shaped dried seeds
Picked up these boat shaped dried seeds
on the streets and used them

T-light holders adorning the rangoli
T-light holders adorning the permanent
rangoli in front of the Puja..

Sunday was really bad, rains played a spoil sport with 24-hr incessant rains..had to settle for looking at the showers with coffee and hot pakodas.

Diwali special moments
Kajjayas and Atlu (as we call deep fried fritters)
kept us going all through

Post Diwali, I gave away the remaining sweets and crackers to my maid hoping to see them out of sight coz I was worried about the inches piling on my hips. However, today morning to my horror I discover some more sweets stashed away in the cupboard warning me of the calorie pile up πŸ™‚ More horror followed….with MIL suggesting that we make a new batch of sweets to distribute to family friends…I just hope that they won’t make their way to my tummy.

Sending this to Patty’s Weekend Wrap Up, Emreen’s It’s Festival Time, Blogadda’s ‘Share your Diwali Moments‘ and of course, our own Diwali Dhamaka πŸ™‚


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


  1. Like your idea of using seed covers Rekha.Very nice decor and efforts.

  2. Hey Rekha,

    I was delighted to see the pics of ur diwali…finally managed to get to The Keybunch after days of excitement and fun at the wedding!

    I hope one of those batches of sweets is in the mail for me…:)


  3. Oh Rekha!! thanks for joining in!! I always look forward to see your posts.. πŸ™‚

    Saying that you've done a fabulous job this diwali.. and I'll have to learn a few tips & tricks from you.. πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Deepawali!
    Such a lovely way to decorate for Deepawali.It always rains during this time.

  5. Beeeauutiful!!!!!!!

  6. beautiful decorations rekha.. i simply love the boat shaped decoration.. super creative!!

  7. loved the seed pods! what a neat idea. and LOL the mithai…..I SO hear you on that one! Looks like you had quite a dhamaka on your diwali! πŸ™‚

  8. Great decor and clever ideas!Like everybody else,loved the seed pod idea.How did you make it loght up though?

  9. beautiful decorations dear. love all these diyas on the rice platter.

  10. Love the seed pods with the lights. Great idea Rekha! I banned all sweets in the house for Diwali…I know, I'm a real spoil sport πŸ™‚ But my mom sabotaged the plan and visited me armed with goodies! The diyas with the bell peppers is neat.

  11. Hmmm…so you had a dhamakadar Diwali…loved the rice platter…cool decor ideas…:)
    Just now added one more post to your Diwali Dhamaka Party!

  12. I have recently started following ur blog. U have a lovely n very creative place.
    Your write up is something that all of us can relate too …. simple n sweet.


  13. The seedpods as tealight holders is such a killer idea! Lovely! πŸ™‚

  14. very beautiful………very inspiring……keep it UP.

  15. yes I vote for the seedpods too πŸ™‚

  16. OMG! The pakodas look divine! An love the bell pepper idea too!

  17. Nice Photos..loved your blog..

  18. Chennagide ri nimma deepagala arrangement. I have left my link in your announcement post.

  19. Luv the seed pod idea… Guess we can use sea-shells too…!! The edible diyas are lovely !! Thanks for linking to the party !! Hope to see you guys participating for Xmas and New Year too …!!!