On the eve of Diwali and Kali Pujo, Bengalis remember their ancestors by lighting 14 lamps, prodip in Bangla. It is also customary to have Chhoddo Shaak, 14 varieties of greens on your plate this day.
Traditionally clay lamps lit with oil or ghee are lit in the evening to remember the dead. I am challenged though, cannot remember the names of my ancestors beyond my Grandfather who is no more. I quizzed my husband and he too did not fare too well. I had to know, as I am part of his family too.
I am joining the Diwali party @ The Key Bunch’s Diwali Dhamaka.