Diwali is an
auspicious day in the Hindu calendar and it is celebrated to mark the triumph
of good over evil.
It is generally celebrated over a period of 5 days, each day
having its own significance.
On Diwali day
most households have a special lunch and this is done so that guests can
return home in time to light the diyas (an oil lamp often made from clay).
The lunch prepared on Diwali day is
quite simple and nutritious, and this is done so that one can partake of all
the other rich savoury and sweet dishes that are specific to Diwali
As much as people make
Diwali out to be mostly about food, it really is all about triumph of light
over darkness and it is the time to give thanks and forgiveness. The lighting
of a diya is a symbol of bringing brightness into one’s life and for one to
choose the path of righteousness in life.
Try this beautiful Diwali menu:
Diwali Mubarak everyone.