ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Gift A Ganesh This Diwali Festival

Updated on November 24, 2010

Indians and Diwali

Deepavali (as it is known in the Southern states of India) or Diwali(in Northern India) is the famous Indian festival of lights. Yes, houses, temples, streets, shopping malls are lit up with strings of colourful, lights. The houses are lit up with little lamps known as diyas-little lamps filled with oil and a wick lit up. These diyas are decorated with colours ,mirrors and baubles to brighten and come in various sizes. As the sun goes down, all the ladies and girls light them and place them in rows on the window sills and the main entrance to their houses. Tall silver or brass lamps carved with the figurines of Goddess Lakshmi are also kept at the main door to welcome guests and in the puja room. These are also lit with larger wicks. Large rangoli drawings are drawn and filled with bright colours at the main entrance to every house and also in the puja room. The main door is decorated with ethnic hangings or the traditional string of fresh mango leaves and flowers. Traditional Sweets made of ghee, milk and sugar top the list of favourites in every home and are offered to every guest. Friends exchange sweets ,dry fruits, puja thalis, diyas, cards and the mood is at once festive and auspicious. Fireworks form an integral part of Diwali festivities, and families are seen enjoying lighting various kinds as they light up the night sky.

Diwali Gifts

Gifting forms an important traditional feature of Diwali, whether it is among friends or family, or companies who choose this time of year to grant their employees a bonus in addition to their salary. Corporates too use this festive Diwali to gift their customers and clients which is seen as a sign to keep up good relations as well as to bless them with peace and prosperity. Among Hindu dieties, Lord Ganesh stands for prosperity and fulfillment and Goddess Lakshmi as diety of wealth. So it is customary to gift articles with Ganesha or Lakshmi embedded on them. Silver or gold coins with the figure of either is a gifting favorite and is considered lucky.

So, why not gift a Ganesha this Deepavalli, or bring home an ethnic wall hanging with Ganesha on it? Amazon has a great choice and below are a few Diwali gifting ideas. They even make excellent corporate gifts for Diwali.

Ganesh Cards

The receiver feels that he is being wished prosperity and happiness this Diwali with this Ganesh card.


Dry Fruits Box with Ganesh Card 

A choice of rich dry fruits packed in an attractive box with a ribbon to add to the festive look accompanied with a Ganesh card.

Diwali Sweets Accompanied by a Card

Gifting sweets while wishing prosperity too with the personalized card.

Traditional Milk Sweets made in Ghee

Burfis, rossogollas, jamuns,laddoos, you name it they have it. Truly colourful and festive with a chance to taste Indian culture.

Ethnic Wall Hangings With Ganesh

Decorate your home or office or puja room with this ethnic piece of wall hanging depicting Ganesh.

Ganesh Idols

Hindu dieties are kept in the puja room for performing pujas everyday.

Personal Gifting Ideas

Ganesha pendants,to wear always can be gifted to a family member.

Decorative Candles

Celebrate the festival of lights with these floral candles. Let your house be filled with the warm glow of these candles.

HAPPY DEEPAVALLI !!!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Manasidas profile image

      Manasidas 

      7 years ago from Kolkata

      Nice hub, thanks. Do you want to know more about diwali?

      Then you can also have a look on it.

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Great...

    • Purple Perl profile imageAUTHOR

      Purple Perl 

      9 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Glad you liked it, Ethel.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks for sharing this

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)