Making Diyas

Hi! Today we had a diya-making competition. Diyas are lighted on the day of Indian Festival Deepavali, the Festival Of Lights. Tradition says that the day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile, everybody lit Diyas, made of earthen material to light up the dark night to celebrate his return. We do various things on this festival and lighting Diyas is a big part. Today at school we had a diya-decorating activity. Here are the pictures of the diya…

The final Diya using red, black, yellow and white paint as well as some types of lentils.

The final Diya using red, black, yellow and white paint as well as some types of lentils.

Overall view!

Overall view!

From top view, red inner and yellow border

From top view, red inner and yellow border

Black outer with white pattern, chholar dal pasted at the bottom

Black outer with white pattern, chholar dal pasted at the bottom

Side view: Mussoor Dal (raw) stuck on yellow edges

Side view: Mussoor Dal (raw) stuck on yellow edges

So, I hope you liked this 🙂 lots of love!

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Raksha Bandhan

 

Raksha Bandhan is a special festival in India. It is a day where a sister ties a band known as a rakhi on her brother wrist as an act of love and care. Happy Raksha Bandhan my friends!

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Oh brother, on this special day

This rakhi that I give to you

carries the deepest meanings

From my heart and true.

 

We fight almost everyday

Like a Tom and Jerry show

A matter of death and survival

Dodging every shout and blow.

 

But dada, if that didn’t happen

We wouldn’t be quite as close

The love that I want to give

I hope this little rakhi shows.

 

So brother, put out your hand

And I will tie this bond of utmost care

Cheers to a happy loving life

And a few more squabbles to share.