This year Diwali falls on November 4, 2021 – so if you are planning to celebrate, you might want to jot down the following vegetarian recipes to feed your friends and family at your annual party or reunion.
Also known as Deepavali, a word derived from Sanskrit meaning ‘rows of lighted lamps’, Diwali is the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus and Jains.
Generally regarded as a celebration of new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness, the festival is one of the most important in Indian culture and is marked by fireworks which, according to legend, are reminiscent of the celebrations that took place in Lord Rama. and his wife Sita returning to northern India after defeating Ravana, the demon king.
The five days on which the festival is celebrated are: Dhanteras (the beginning); Narak Chaturdasi; Lakshmi Puja (the actual day of Diwali is considered to fall on that day); Govardhan Puja, also considered Annakoot meaning “mountain of food”; and ending on Bhai Dooj, the fifth and final day of the celebration.
If you’re hosting a gathering to celebrate Diwali, take a look at the recipes below for cooking inspiration.
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This notice was published: 2021-11-05 09:01:22