Finding The Perfect Gift This Diwali!! September 23, 2015 22:48
Every year millions of people around the world celebrate Diwali, also known as “Deepvali” or “the festival of lights” it is the largest annual celebration in India. The date of Diwali is set by the Hindu calendar; it corresponds to the new moon in the month of Kartika, in the Gregorian calendar this usually falls sometime between mid-October and mid-November. Other prominent religions in India also celebrate their own festivals on the same night, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas and Jains celebrate the attainment of moksha (spiritual liberation) by Mahavira.
The origins of the word Diwali come from the Sanskrit words “dipaavali” which translates to a “row of lights”. The stories behind Diwali and its teachings vary widely throughout the various sects of the Hindu religion. There are two major religious texts that cover the story of how Diwali came about. Ramayana describes it as the arrival of the god Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshana from 14 years of exile. The other major religious text, Mahabharata, marks it as the day of the return of the five Pandavas brothers, the princes were exiled for 12 years of Vanvas (exile) and one year of Agyatavas (to stay hidden) after losing a bet.
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Diwali is mostly celebrated in honour of the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. It marks the end of the current year on the Hindu (Gujarati) calendar, and people pray for prosperity in the coming year. The home is decorated in vibrant colours using powdered paint to create rangolis (intricate patterns), draping saris around the house, placing tea lights outside the doors and the use of lots more colourful Diwali decorations. Candles and lamps are lit throughout the home and the night is alight with the sound and colour of millions of fireworks. An important part of the celebrations is the exchange of Diwali gifts.
This year we’ve produced an amazing collection of Diwali inspired gifts and décor. Here are a few of our favourites.
Luxurious Tea Lights
To give you a taste of what we have to offer we’ll start off with some of our gorgeous tea lights! In the Diwali inspired tea light set below, each tea light has been intricately decorated in gold and silver to give it a classic but modern look. This has to be one of our favourite collection of tea lights. They look sensational displayed in the dark to welcome guests into your home. They are also the perfect gift to give to friends and family along with some delicious sweet treats.
Our Lord Ganesh three piece candle sets will look striking displayed in the entrance of your home to welcome guests in and also to bless them at this sacred time! We advise not to light them but to keep them as decoration as a sacred god has been designed on to them. We can’t wait to show you our other three piece candle sets, you’re in for a treat! They’re beautiful and will look breath-taking in your home!
Last but not least we have our exquisite jumbo lights! Each jumbo light has been heavily inspired by rangoli patterns from across the world. We wanted to give them a traditional look so opted for warm colours like maroon, brown and gold. These would look great displayed outside in the front of your home next to your handmade rangoli patterns or even gifted to loved ones.
We have more of our Diwali inspired gifts and decorations on our website, so be sure to check it out!
This year Diwali falls on November 11th. Our window for Diwali orders closes on the 2nd of November so make sure you order early to avoid disappointment!
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