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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 !

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.

Though 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

 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 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 !!!

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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