Friday, August 21, 2009

This year ...Style your Diwali with Rajee Sood ...

Its time I pulled up this banner from the bottom of the page and up ... onto a post ... its officially two months (well a few days short) ... to Diwali ... for all the excitement that it starts to brew ... theres ton loads of things to do ... think of your color scheme this year ... start planning accordingly ... shine up the Puja things ... pull out the silver ... iron out the table linen ... is it candles ... votives ... diyas ... lanterns ... oil lamps ... this year ... uuu and did you think of what flowers would go with your decor ...
Make it different this year ... make it special ... this Diwali bring style to your celebrations ...
Get all that running around done with ... and be sure to keep coming over when you're looking for inspiration ... cause I am starting to look for my inspiration for this year and you are very welcome to join in ...
Drop me a line ... and it'll be a lot more exciting to know we are all into it ... together ... share your queries ... worries ... doubts ... excitement ... ideas ... and encouragement .
Folks ... ITS COUNTDOWN TO DIWALI ... :) ....

17 comments:

DD said...

What a lovely idea!!!
can u do a post on floating candles and flowers.. I always wanted to try them but the results did not look so good. Flowers just refused to float. :)

purplehomes said...

u bet it is...i love this part of the year..so many festivals...so much fun doing up the home n cooking yummy stuff

Monika,Ansh said...

Hey, I love your idea & I've never felt the spirit of Diwali so early on . Thanks a ton for that.
For a non-artistic/non-creative person like me, I really need lots of tips & inspiration.

Patricia Torres said...

Nice Rajee... I am with you on this one.. Starting my planning... thinking... and organising.. Its such an effort with the rest of my life & the kids!! :-)

I just love Sept... its countdown to Diwali & then Christmas...

Sunita said...

Rajee, you're putting us in the mood for celebrating already! You're amazing!

Rostrose said...

Dear Rajee,
Internet & blogging is soo instructive and informative! Till now I didn't know anything about Diwali! Now I read in Wikipedia that Diwali due to its spiritual and social significance and his cheerful character can be compared with Christmas in the western world. So I'm looking forward to your blogs about Diwali-preparations!
Warm regards from Austria, Traude

Meenakshi said...

Hey Rajee,

I read ur blog and I was like " This gals is thinking what I am " haha yup I have already started thinking of diwali and started collecting things. Here in US we have to do little more preparation as things are not available as easily in India. Its my first Diwali after marrige so it has to be special :) oh btw I joined the sood gang so I am now Meenakshi Sood :) .. I will keep checking out your post to see what plans you are coming up with and will tell u my ideas too .. as of now we I ahve a gold table cloth that I will be using ..:) do check out my blog and see the Janamashtami decor :)

Meenakshi said...

Hey Rajee,

I read ur blog and I was like " This gals is thinking what I am " haha yup I have already started thinking of diwali and started collecting things. Here in US we have to do little more preparation as things are not available as easily in India. Its my first Diwali after marrige so it has to be special :) oh btw I joined the sood gang so I am now Meenakshi Sood :) .. I will keep checking out your post to see what plans you are coming up with and will tell u my ideas too .. as of now we I ahve a gold table cloth that I will be using ..:) do check out my blog and see the Janamashtami decor :)

bikim said...

Love your idea and the picture, but can you explain me what you're celebrating?! I don't know much about your traditions. Thanks and have a lovely weekend,
Rosa

Rajee Sood said...

Hi DD,
will keep your your issue in mind ... lets see what I can come up with ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi purplehomes,
I just feel the excitement bubbling up ... and its never too early to enjoy and celebrate ... :) well not for me ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Monika,
Theres always a first time :) ... and when the part has to begin the more the merrier ... so do join in ... and share your side of the celebrtions too.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Patricia,
Its the rest of our lives ... which makes us start a lil' early ... but honestly whose complaining :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
Sometimes in doesn't hurt to be a lil' cuckoo in the head and start early ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Traude,
The worlds shrinking ... so welcome to this part of the fence,neighbour :) ... hope you discover something that'll get you in the mood to celebrate ... you are right about the two celebrations being comparable( atleast according to me )... I get into a celebration frenzy ... come Diwali or Christmas ... hope to spread this bug over to you to:) ... now only if I could send you the smell in the air when its Diwali here ... the sound and ofcourse ... the sweets we go crazy about( the calorie watchers take a break too)... noooo... I'm just kidding ... but its beautiful ... hope you enjoy what you see ...

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Meenaksi,
Technically speaking ... there's just so many weekends left to get into the prep. mode ... and actually speaking I am too excited :) ... you know the first few years of my married life were celebrating all these occassions in the US ... I think being away from home really built up the tempo to celebrate with all the gusto ... what with nostalgia and nostalgic friends :) ... and innovate... innovate ...it's just so much more fun ...
Do come back and share your ideas too ...and welcome to the Sood clan ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rosa,
In India ... everyone celebrates Diwali ... religion no bar ... but its origins lie in Hinduism ... there are tons of reasons sited for this Celebration ... and most of all it is the Victory of the Good over Evil ... and I guess here lies the universal appeal ( atleast from my point of view )... the celebrations are as big as Christmas in the west ... Diwali is called the celebration of light. The homes are litup as the sunsets ... there are prayer rituals ... after which there are loads of traditional Indian sweets and fireworks ... though in todays times we try to disuade as far as possible to not think that Diwali is all about fireworks ... because you have to believe me when I say it gets crazy ... i personally love the lights and romance of calm celebrations and all the family around ... :)
Theres so much to Diwali that I may not be able to fit it all in here ... you can check out this link below to get a wee bit idea of what it is all about ... and hope to have you come by here and join in with all of us ... :)

http://www.diwalifestival.org/legends-of-diwali.html

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