Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Diwali Sweets

No  festival  or celebration  is  complete  without  sweets. Diwali  has  its  own  range  of  specialities. They are  first  offered   to the  goddess   Lakshmi in  a  puja  ceremony  and  them  eaten  with  friends  and  family. Sweets, dry fruit  and  chocolates  are  given  to friends and  colleagues as  gifts. Corporate  houses  and wealthy people  give  away  more  expensive  gifts.
Puffed  rice  or  layee - lava  with  sugar  sweets  in  the  shape  of  animals  are  a  part  of  the  puja  ceremony and  eaten   afterwards.
I  entered  an  up market  sweet   shop  to  take   pictures,  but  I  felt  obliged  to  buy  something   there ,  so  the photos   ended  up   being  quite  costly.  I  didn 't  buy any  sweets  ,  just  a packed  snack.






 You  can find  some  excellent  Diwali  sweet  recipes HERE

9 Fertilize my soul:

Jada's Gigi said...

they are so pretty!

Dani said...

so pretty and deadly for the diet. Love your photos

Trish said...

Wow! I'd have a hard time making up my mind, they look delicious!

Mari said...

Oh my! How many delights! Enjoy, Amrita :)

David C Brown said...

Look good!

Buttercup said...

Everything looks so good. I think I need a trip to one of the neighborhoods where many Indian people live in New York. I don't think I will make it for Diwali, but need to visit soon!

Lauren Davenport said...

I always enjoy a sweet treat. Thanks for linking to some recipes :)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

It all looks so yummy

poona said...

interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you







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