Deepavali – Memories

Memories of a common man on occasion of Deepavali

Childhood will remain the best period to cherish about the true happiness. I have a small family of Dad, Mom and two brothers. Back then being the middle one I was the most mischievous as well as the well behaved as understood by my parents. Because my parents always agree with the center one.

Disturbing Mom while in cooking, washing and almost every second with her. Stealing and eating the sweets from neighbor’s house and getting beaten up by Dad. Pretending to study until Dad leaves home. The next moment going out to play and the bicycle ride, that was the most valuable hobby.

A day before Deepavali reaching grandparents home for the pre-festive work. Those two days every one in the family will be joyful so does the entire nation.

Mom and granny will make murukku, ottavadai and cookies. Mom will hide all the snack from us as they should be eaten only after the rituals the next day. But we will wait until everyone falls asleep and steal the murukku from the shelf.

Drinking milk straight from the cow when grandfather is milking was the most joyful thing ever in my life.

Early morning Oil massage from Dad or granny was the most difficult task for us. but That was the most important tradition to follow on the Deepavali day.Β 

After morning prayer in the temple, Gobbling Mom’s food is the first job once we are back to home. Though it is the same old Idly and Poori, the taste is out of the world on Deepavali morning. No high end appliances, no mixer grinder, no artificial flavors and no technology. Those were one best memorable period that will never come back. Even after so many years memories are still fresh in our mind.

Happy and prosperous Deepavali to all…!!!

Note: Deepavali is the Sanskrit word and logically the correct word. The word Diwali came from the north Indian languages.

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  1. Aww !! What a lovely story !!
    What a cute family !!
    & What a naughty child you were chiru…

    “Stealing and eating the sweets from neighbor’s house and getting beaten up by Dad. Pretending to study until Dad leaves home. The next moment going out to play and the bicycle ride, that was the most valuable hobby.”
    Oh my God I can’t stop laughing..🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

    “Drinking milk straight from the cowΒ ” 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

    Liked your Diwali memories very much . It’s really soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty yaaaa

    & May I know from which state you are from πŸ€”

    Anyway , Happy Diwali
    Oh sorry πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š ,
    Correct ??

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    1. Wow you just read every line so sincerely it seems… Those were good olden days ma..
      I am from Tamil nadu.. and you Akshaya??

      Yup the correct word Deepavali..
      Happy Deepavali to you and your family Akshaya.
      This was the best wish I got this morning.. Thank you so much..!!


      1. It’s always my pleasure to read the posts from talented Bloggers like you . Also I love reading very much

        I’m from Kerala

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    1. Yes those were the best days we lived without worrying about future…
      Glad it reminded you of your childhood.
      Happy Deepavali bro.. Have have great day..


  2. That’s really an interesting post. Though traditions are quite different but still festivities and joy remain the same, Chiru you missed rangoli, Ever scolded for spoiling one😁. Lovely Post.( deepavali) deepon ki pankti 😊.

    Happy Deepavali.

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    1. I do agree traditions differ but the joy and fun was incredibly awesome..
      Yes but scolding for spoiling neighbors rangoli to make sure my mom’s rangoli is best….hahaa..
      Happy Deepavali my friend..
      I don’t know why people corrupted the word with Diwali..

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      1. I can’t use corrupted but it’s likely depends upon their dialects and language they spoke.But Properly in hindi language, I learned it as deepon ki avali(Pankti). May this deepavali brings Joy, Prosperity and happiness too you😊

        Thank you for your wishes😊😊

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  3. Such a heartfelt post, memories of such precious time like you had will last a lifetime..
    You seemed to have been a very naughty kid during your childhood..
    Beautiful memories… this post gave an insight as to what a beautiful time you had during your childhood especially during Deepawali.

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  4. Your post reminded me of my childhood memories πŸ™‚ Glad to know the culture followed in Tamilnadu ( I guess…. based on the dishes you mentioned) during deepavali .

    And that’s right “Deepavali” word is becoming less common these days & That’s why I kept my post title too as Deepavali

    You have good dashboard for your blog .cheers !!
    Happy Blogging πŸ™‚

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