The Three Musketeers’ Diwali

Yes, it was the ultimate celebration for the people closest to me. Occasion was Diwali festival. Venue was home sweet home and I planned a party for my dear husband and our two sons.

Being one of the major festivals, one remains busy throughout the day. The day starts with early morning “Shudh snanam” which means massaging head with coconut oil and body with sesame oil. Then applying pack made of gram flour, malai ( cream) and rose water to scrub off the dead skin and finally rinse it with warm water. This makes the skin and hair glow. Though oil bath is a weekly ritual in South India, it has a special significance on Diwali.

Reluctant to go through the process initially, my three musketeers finally agreed to massage followed by bath. “No painful scrubbing and messy bathroom”, they declared.They were all set to glow in the evening.

Laughter all the way....The younger one is the naughtiest !
Laughter all the way….The younger one is the naughtiest !

House was set for the evening lightings. Diyas, Rangoil, decorations were taken care of. Sweets were made. Temple was decorated for Laxmi Poojan. Eco friendly crackers were bought.

_DSC2664Though lady of the house is treated as Goddess Laxmi as she is the one who brings prosperity, happiness and wealth in the family, the corner of deities had to be decorated well to welcome Maa Laxmi.

My temple
My temple

 Just a personal touch of my cookery skills, few home made candles to make the ambience warm and welcoming, old country music to play in the background…..wow!

Oh YES! some fresh flowers along with greens from the garden and HERE I GO…..

If it looks like an arrangement to you..... Tried my hand
If these three look like arrangements to you….. 

And then it was time to be ready wearing a big smile to welcome the guests……of course my husband and kids were top on the list along with friends and neighbors. Happy Diwali !!!_DSC2652

It was a day filled with mutual love and affection. I received so much of love from my three handsome hunks for whatever little bit I had done for them. How did you like my Diwali preparations friends?
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    1. I loved to get this lovely note from you. We have this luxury of getting maids who can give very good massage, that too at reasonable prices. Mothers also give to their babies when they are born till they start walking. I have a dream home. I will create one, once Tarun retires and we have a permanent house till then these service accommodations are good choice. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment. I prefer wearing saris on traditional days but everything depends on time and mood. Four of us were together after a long therefore it called for a celebration.

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