Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Supermarket Find

I was pleasantly surprised and almost beaming from ear to ear when I found these in a leading Canadian supermarket here in TO.

IMG_2329 I am talking about the clay diyas. The symbol of Diwali. The epitome of grace.

I brought back a couple of boxes of them CAD 2.99 each. IMG_2330 We Bengalis light 14 clay lamps (chhoddo pradip) the evening before Diwali to offer our gratitude to our forefathers. Its a tradition my Mum has been following, and now I am starting to do so. Though its very difficult to remember or know the names of our ancestors.

On Diwali, we Indians go full throttle with all kinds of decorative candles and diya. Call it coincidence or planned connivance, but I even made a couple of hand pinched diyas last week in my Pottery Class!

IMG_2331 Enjoy your Diwali shopping and buy lots of Diyas, they are forever to stay in your hearts and cameras.

14 comments:

sinfullyspicy said...

Wow..lucky you :) And they look similar to the ones back home.

Priya said...

Cute diyas, i totally agree with Tanvi..

Satrupa said...

Ahem Ahem ....... I luv the diya's n can smell some great looking posts 4 Diwali

Sound Horn Please said...

Oh lovely! Are you going to paint them? Do feature the ones you created in class too!

GB said...

Lucky girl! They look great--I have to make do with ones recycled from diwalis past!

Looking fwd to your pottery class project line-up! :D

Sayantani said...

Shubho Bijaya Pree. khub deri korlam kintu ja gelo se samle uthte himshim abostha.
prodip gulo khub sundor...amio kaekta kinechi, bhebechilam rang korbo kintu kal palachhi Kerala...fire ese khub deri hoe jabe. bhalo theko ar khub anondo karo.

purplehomes said...

So lovely to read bout the 14 diyas. My mother-in-law told me bout this and I love doing this every year.

Eterna said...

Yes you tell me.. Dashera just passed and we are all geared up for Diwali.. Is Diwali a bigger festival than Durga Pooja in Kolkata? Any plans of painting these beautiful diyas?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love the diyas... lovely click...

Shilpi Bose said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am really glad to interact with fellow Bengalis from different parts of the world. I have just done a post on Durga Puja and would be really greatful if you enlighten me about Durga Puja celebrations from your part of the world.

Shilpi Bose said...

Beautiful photographs and a very well-designed blog.

Patricia Torres said...

Lucky you!! Im so envious!! Well.. anyway.. I havent even started my diwali shopping.. or even thinking about what Im going to do.. I'll get there.. just in time.. *wink*

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely images love each of them

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