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Best Diwali Gifting Ideas for Your Wife to Make Her Smile

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diwali Gifting for Wife

Diwali is the perfect occasion to give something special to your lovely wife and make her smile. This is one of the most auspicious and loved festival of India. We all love to give something or other to our loved ones to pamper them and show our love to them. Confused, what you should give your wife this Diwali to make her feel special? If yes, then this comprehensive list of gifts can help you decide a perfect gift for your wife this Diwali festival. However, choosing the Diwali gift for your wife no doubt is a complicated task because you always want to gift her something unique and special, but we are here to ease your tension.

Gold/diamond necklace: This Diwali you can gift your wife a nice gold/diamond necklace. This will be a perfect Diwali gift for your wife. You can buy a nice and elegant necklace for her matching her taste. If she is not fond of too heavy jewelry, then buy something simple and trendy for her in light weight jewelry. There are plenty of options available in the market to choose from, pick the perfect necklace for her this Diwali.

Diamond ring for her: Diamond ring is another good option you can consider as Diwali gift. Diamond is always loved and welcomed by all females and most of them love to flaunt diamond jewelry. If you have not gifted her diamond ring till yet, then this is the perfect occasion for you to gift her a diamond ring.

Pendant for her: You can buy a stylish pendant for her. A gold or diamond pendant for her to complete her festival looks. A chain is incomplete without a complimenting pendant. You must be pretty well aware of her taste and liking, therefore buy something that will suit her personality and taste. Gift her a kind of pendant which she can wear every day.

New traditional dress: Diwali is the festival of traditions and rituals. You always focus on celebrating this festival traditionally. You always want your wife to be dressed up in beautiful traditional dress on this auspicious day. Buy a nice silk or georgette saree, lehanga choli or a beautiful suit on the occasion of Diwali to make her look stunning.

Jewelry box: Give her a jewelry box this Diwali to organize her Jewelry at one place. These Jewelry boxes come in different sizes and shapes with different compartments. Some jewelry boxes offer you designated compartments for different kinds of jewelry like rings, earrings, chains and necklaces. So, end her worries of organizing and keeping jewelry in different places by gifting her jewelry box.

Cosmetic box: Cosmetic is one of loved and desired gift of all women. The party look of your lovely wife is incomplete with the perfect touch of make-up. You can gift her a cosmetic box this Diwali, full of different cosmetic items like lip-color, eye shadows, mascara and all make-up essentials. Don’t forget to buy the products from her favorite brand.

Body care kit: She must be busy in Diwali preparation and decorations and hardly getting time to take care of self because she must be pre-occupied with a lot of other arrangement for Diwali. To pamper her this Diwali and make her feel that you care for her, gift her special body care kit. These body care kits include bathing gel, body scrub, foot scrub, body lotions and much more. This is a perfect gift for her on the special occasion of Deepawali. Don’t forget to add a box of chocolate with the box to make her smile.

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Celebrate Your First Dhanteras After Marriage, The Inaugural Day of Diwali Festival

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Happy Dhanteras Diwali Festival

Dhanteras, is also popularly known as Dhantrayodashi. It is one of the most important and auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated in India. This auspicious day is celebrated three days before the Diwali festival. If this is your first Diwali after marriage with your in-laws, then you must be very excited and busy in planning for the festival. This special festival has its own importance and you plan a lot of things for this festival.  On this day you pray to Goddess Lakshmi to fill your life with prosperity and good fortune. As a ritual of this Dhanteras festival, people lit the house with lamps and lights and pray to Goddess Lakshmi. There are many things which you can also follow and make this Dhanteras festival memorable with your in-laws. Here, we are sharing some simple ideas to celebrate this Dhanteras in style.

Make Rangoli: This is a very beautiful tradition of this festival. You can make Rangoli in your home or in puja ghar or at the entrance of your house as tradition. It is the way to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to your home by making beautiful and colorful designs. It is also believed that it will keep the ill spirits away from your home.

Buy something special for your in-laws: This is your chance to give something special to your in-laws on this auspicious festival. Try to buy something unique and useful for them. On this Dhanteras you can also gift them idol of Lord Ganesha or some other God or Goddess. Besides, you can also gift them something else which you think will be liked by them. If budget is not a constraint for you, you can also buy something in gold and silver for them as gift.

Wear something trendy yet traditional: You can’t imagine a perfect celebration without a party perfect dress. Don’t forget to buy something traditional yet trendy for you and other family members as well. If you have not bought something special for them, then you can give them a traditional dress on this Dhanteras. You can wear some traditional saree or latest suit on the day to make it special.

Arrange a small family party: You can also plan a surprise party on the day of Dhanteras. Prepare special food for puja and dinner as well. Don’t forget the taste and interest of family members while making the food list. No puja and celebration is complete without sweets. Make some traditional sweets. You can also organize some special games/competition or Bhajan Sandhya to make it special.

Light up your home with lamps: Light up your home with traditional lamps and lights. You can use different lamps of different shapes and sizes. You can buy some designer lamps as well. These earthen lamps are available in different sizes, colors and shades. Don’t forget to light up every corner of your home with these beautiful lamps and lights.

Organize special Lakshmi Puja: On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras you can also organize the traditional Lakshmi puja to welcome Goddess Lakshmi to your home. You can make footprints of Goddess Lakshmi with rice flour and vermilion as tradition. Light up thirteen earthen lamps as tradition in your Puja Ghar as tradition and offer sweets and food to Goddess Lakshmi to receive her blessings.

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Impress Your In-Laws On Your First Diwali

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Diwali Deepawali Festival

The idea to spend your first Diwali with your in-laws always gives mixed feelings of excitement as well as a bit of nervousness. After all, this is when you are away from home and celebrating Diwali with your new family. But, one thing, which bothers all newlyweds is about making your in-laws happy and impress them on Diwali by doing something special. You need to be attentive while making the decision of buying something as Diwali gift or planning something special. You should not forget that this is one of the most important festival and your chance to impress your in-laws and create a good image for yourself. Here are some simple tips, which could help you to impress your in-laws on Diwali.

Find out about their likings: To find out more about the interest and likings of your in-laws you can ask your husband about this. You can talk to them and ask about their interest and choices indirectly. He is the best person to tell you more about his parents, their likings and dislikes, etc. If you are living with your in-laws, then you can casually start a conversation to find out their plans about Diwali festival.

Go out for shopping with your mother-in-law: You can go out for shopping with your mother-in-law as this could be the best chance to buy a gift of her choice. This will give you ample opportunity to find out more about her likings and tastes and get to know her individually. This will also help you in choosing the right gift for her on Diwali. You can easily find out whether she wants to buy some new clothes, jewelry or anything else.

Cook something special: It is quite obvious that in Diwali you are expected to prepare the special food for the pooja and family dinner as well. This could be your another chance to impress your new family. To show your mother-in-law that you are serious about helping her out, you can offer to help her in the kitchen. You can even cook any of the dish, which is your specialty and you are just a perfectionist in it. If you can make some mithai at home, then this could be your chance to show your cooking skills and impress your in-laws.

Help them in Diwali preparation: Diwali is one occasion when every family member is busy in doing some special preparations. This is one of the most hectic times of the year, where you are supposed to do and prepare for a lot of stuff within short time. You are supposed to do a lot of cleaning work, buying new upholstery, or whitewash in the home could increase your burden. So you can help your in-laws in various manners to ease their burden.

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Happy Deepawali Festival of Lights Celebration in India

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Happy Diwali - Deepawali Festival of Lights

Deepawali is one the biggest festival of Hindu’s and celebrated across the country. However, the traditions and rituals of different communities may differ from state-to-state, but the excitement and enthusiasm for this festival is unmatched. You can see people making Rangoli in front of their homes to ward off evil spirits and welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth. Different people have different beliefs about this auspicious festival.

This is a five days long festival, celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in the mid of October or in the beginning of November. This festival is not only celebrated in India, but it is also celebrated in the neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal as well. Even in countries like UK, USA, New Zealand and South Africa, the people from Indian communities celebrate this auspicious festival.

Diwali is five days long festival and each day has its own relevance and importance. People in different states celebrate this festival in different manner, but the level of excitement is same across the country.

The festival begins with Dhanteras. This marks the start of this important festival. Dhan means “wealth” and Teras means “thirteenth day”. This is the day for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. Even in some parts of India, people lit up lamps for Lord Yamraj, the God of Death. People decorate their homes with lights and lamps to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

The fourteenth day is considered as Choti Diwali or popularly known as “Narak Chaturdashi”. Most of the Hindus belief that on this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur, and freeing the world from his fear.

On the day of new moon, Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated. This is the actual day of Diwali, the most auspicious and significant day for Hindus across the world. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day to receive their blessing for prosperous and happy life. Besides, on this day people offer various gifts to their friends, family and relatives as a ritual. To celebrate the festival, people let off the firecrackers to show their happiness and excitement.

The first day of the bright fortnight of Kartik is celebrated as Balipratipada / Padiwa /Govardhan puja/ Varshapratipada across the country. This day has its own relevance in Hindu mythology. According to mythological stories, the Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat to protect the Gokul’s people from Lord Indra’s wrath and King Vikramaditya was also crowned.

The fifth and the final day of this five days long festival is popularly known as Bhai dooj/bhaiya Dooj. On the final day of this festival, brothers and sisters celebrate the bond of sibling and sister apply the sacred red tilak on the forehead of her brother and praying for their long life.

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Happy Diwali to Indians on the Festival of Lights

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Happy Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the biggest national festivals of India. It is known as the festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jains, Sikhs and Buddha communities across India. According to Hindi language the word Diwali is combination of two words: Deep and Awali, which stands for lamps and row, so which combined as Deepawali. The festival generally falls in the month of October or beginning of November as per Hindu Lunar which is known asin the month of Kartika. This event is observed in every part of India with great enthusiasm. As a ritual of this auspicious festival, people perform Goddess Lakshmi puja on the evening of Diwali to receive blessings from Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh for good fortune and prosperous life. Diwali is also famous for decoration of lights and candles in India. Besides, people exchange sweets and gifts with their loved ones.

The festival also symbolizes the victory of good over the evil.  As per the mythological stories, the festival commemorates Lord Ram’s return after completing his 14-year of exile to his kingdom Ayodhya. So, the people celebrate this festival of lights with great enthusiastic to welcome Lord Ram. The Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu is worshiped for wealth and prosperity of the family. In the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam the festival is celebrated as ‘Kali Puja’ along with Diwali. In southern states of the country, people celebrate this auspicious festival as symbol of victory of Lord Krishan over the Asura Narak. It is also believed that on the day after conquering Asura Narak, he freed all prisoners from his tyranny. The Buddhists in India believe this festival as annual day of the King Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism. People of Jainism mark the day of Lord Mahavira’s attainment of nirvana.

So, Jains observe the occasion as the festival of lights in the honor of Mahavira. The Sikhs in India celebrate to mark the day of freedom of Guru Hargobind from the jail. Diwali festival is widely an Indian festival, but is also celebrated in countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius and Fiji. It is celebrated by the Indian diaspora in the US, UK, Canada, Australia by bursting of fire crackers, distribution of sweets among their friends.
On this auspicious festival, as a ritual people buy different things such as new clothes, gifts, appliances, kitchen utensils and gold jewelry. On Diwali night, the houses are decorated to welcome the Goddess of wealth Maa Lakshmi.

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