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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.



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      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.

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      Purple Perl 8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Glad you liked it, Ethel.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Thanks for sharing this