Diwali – Festival of Lights
Diwali is undoubtedly one of the biggest festivals observed by Indians all over the world. This festive occasion is full of fun, enjoyment, grandeur, color and excitement and most importantly, oil lamps.
During this auspicious festival, people from all parts of India come together dressed in their best traditional attires. Women set lit candles, flower garlands and Rangolis and rejoice the holy spirit of Diwali in the most colorful way.
Diwali marks the victory of good over evil. People buy new clothes, new homes, new utensils, new furniture, celebrate various rituals – Lakshmi Pujan being the most important – and eat delicious food that mark the essence of Diwali.
Diwali Celebration in Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, the festival is celebrated over six days, starting on the 12th day of the Krishna paksha in the Lunar month of Ashvin and ending on the second day of the Shukl paksha in the Lunar month of Kartik.
During this festival, many sweet and savory snacks are prepared to offer to Goddess Lakshmi, most loved ones being Laddoos, Karanji and Anarse.
Many different snacks are prepared across the country to offer to family and friends. Chivda, Laddo, Mathri, Karanji, Shev, Chakli are a few examples.
Sharing the three must try recipes here:
Some other sweets you can try:
You may also like to try some snack recipes for your Diwali party:
Have a safe and Happy Diwali!
This post from archives of 2017 has been updated and re-published on 27th October 2021.