Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour

Published: November 1, 2013

Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.

Children burst fire crackers and adults performed puja at home. People exchanged special Diwali Leghium-herbal jam, sweets and savouries with neighbours and relatives.

They called up their friends and relatives in India and abroad to wish them and ask, “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?”- is bathing with the water of holy Ganges over?

Just before the special sesame oil bath, the elder women in the family applied the `nalangu’ paste-a mixture of turmeric powder and wet lime- on the feet of family members singing “Lakshmi Kalyanam Vaibhogame…”

After the oil bath, people put on new clothes and savoured some Diwali Leghium and other snacks. They then visited temples, relatives and friends.

“As usual on Diwali day, we got up early and started bursting crackers along with the kids. It is good to see people in a good mood and also lots of used cracker papers on the road,” J.Muralidharan, a public sector employee, said.

IANS 2013-11-02 11:32:06

[+]

Tags: ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

monkey main

Killer monkeys invade India after government issues wildlife preservation to protect wild apes

CEN AGENCY A ban on capturing monkeys in India has led to an explosion of ape attacks – some which are deadly – across the…
Continue Reading »

1TAXI_WARS_218301702

Michael Smyth: Taxi cartel’s long history of underserving public comes home to roost

MICHAEL SMYTH VANCOUVER DESI Kyle MacDonald thinks the way the Vancouver taxi business operates is so downright absurd there was only one way to mock…
Continue Reading »

Former Vancouver Canucks’ president and general manager Pat Quinn has died at Vancouver General Hospital following a lengthy illness. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Former Canucks coach, GM Pat Quinn dead at 71

STEPHEN WHYNO  THE CANADIAN PRESS On the ice, behind the bench and behind his desk, Pat Quinn was an imposing figure. “‘The Big Irishman’ is…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Hockey legend Pat Quinn remembered as a straight shooter with a heart of gold

HKN-OBIT-Pat-Quinn, 6th Writethru Correction By Stephen Whyno THE CANADIAN PRESS On the ice, behind the bench and behind his desk, Pat Quinn was an imposing…
Continue Reading »

As the weather worsens, our driving needs to change too

HARVEY KOONER Long gone are the sunny, dry days of summer. They’ve been replaced with dark and wet fall weather. Has this drastic change affected…
Continue Reading »

1TAXI_WARS_218301702

Michael Smyth: Taxi cartel’s long history of underserving public comes home to roost

MICHAEL SMYTH VANCOUVER DESI Kyle MacDonald thinks the way the Vancouver taxi business operates is so downright absurd there was only one way to mock…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Surrey

Surrey’s YouTube prankster Ace Journey on a roll (w/video)

KRISTI ALEXANDRA SURREY NOW SURREY — If you were recently chased through Bear Creek Park by a Sasquatch, chances are you were part of a…
Continue Reading »

desi-sex-bollywood-bhabhi

Venus Williams dances on a Bollywood number in India (w/gallery, video)

CEN AGENCY Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams, 34, took the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream by dancing to a Bollywood number…
Continue Reading »

desi bride loaded in gold

Indian bride draws flak for wearing $700,000 jewellery at her wedding

CEN AGENCY An Indian sweet maker made sure his daughter was the golden girl at her upcoming wedding by covering her in gold jewellery worth…
Continue Reading »

India

Video: Bear mauls Indian farmer to death, injures second man (Warning: Graphic Content)

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian farmer was mauled to death and another left seriously injured after a terrifying and unusual bear attack in Karnataka on Monday,…
Continue Reading »

Spiderman

Video: India’s real-life Spiderman scales buildings with bare hands

VANCOUVER DESI A 27-year-old man in India who is nicknamed the “real-life Spiderman” has become one of Karnataka’s leading tourist attractions for his ability to effortlessly…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone the next hit Bollywood couple?

HINDUSTAN TIMES Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone are known to deliver hits on their shoulders alone. Now, audiences may be in for a…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood sex video

I can’t take nonsense: Sonakshi Sinha on why she lashed out at KRK on Twitter (w/gallery)

HINDUSTAN TIMES Some Bollywood stars tend to be diplomatic about controversies, and choose not to react. Sonakshi Sinha isn’t one of them. Last month, she…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood wedding reception

Photos: Khan-tastic wedding reception for Salman’s sister Arpita

VANCOUVER DESI While celebrities have reached the wedding reception for Salman Khans sister Arpita and businessman Aayush Sharma to wish them their best, photos have…
Continue Reading »