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Diwali Reflections…. Happy & Sad

For us South Indians, Deepavali was yesterday. Since we live in the north, we celebrate on both the days – yesterday and today. Some of the traditions that we follow for Diwali celebrations are – applying sesame oil heated with peppercorns, on our heads early in the morning and taking bath; eating “Deepavali marundu” a … Read more Diwali Reflections…. Happy & Sad

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Deepavali “Marundu”

Every Diwali many people in TamilNadu make the Deepavali “Marundu”. Marundu in Tamil means medicine. This is made during Diwali and eaten right in the morning before eating anything else as it helps in digestion and has several medicinal herbs that help ward off many diseases. If we pay close attention to our traditional festival … Read more Deepavali “Marundu”

A string of “Deepavali” memories

Dear Appa, Yesterday, we made the Deepavali “marundu”…. with the mix that you had made in 2008. Yes, its still safe and not spoilt at all. We have kept it in an airtight bottle and anyway Hyderabad and Delhi have dry weather so things don’t spoil as easily. Appa, Amma and I were remembering how … Read more A string of “Deepavali” memories