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Diwali treats that are easy to make, yet very delicious

10/1/2014 1:02:06 PM
written By : Nithya Subramanian Print

As the year draws to an end, Indians get ready to celebrate the biggest Hindu festival – Deepavali or Diwali. The four-day long festival of lights is filled with so much fun, excitement and food that it brings out the child in you.

This festival is celebrated in different ways across India and the stories revolving around it are also varied. For instance, in the North, the festival celebrates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, while in the South, it is about Krishna killing the demon Narkasur. In western India, where there are large business communities, this is the time to pray for financial prosperity. It also marks the start of a new accounting year. And in Bengal, Diwali means prayers to goddess Kali, the fearsome deity who slew an army of demons. 

But apart from all the religious and ritualistic associations with Diwali, this is a time when families get together to spend quality time with each other. Gifts and sweetmeats are exchanged and there is general bonhomie all around.

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