Sunday, November 11, 2012

Of... Love, Lights and Joy: Diwali Diya Memories

Starting today, the eagerly awaited 5 festive days of Diwali - the festival of lights have commenced! On this merry occasion, I’m delighted to share with you something that has added a lot more glow to my Diwali this year!

My Yatra Diary is off to do a nostalgic guest post for someone who, with the radiant splendor of her persona, can light up anyone and anything she touches by her gaze. An exuberantly spirited granny of the Indian Blogosphere and one of the bloggers I highly admire, She is Zephyr from The Cyber Nag - who with her eloquent writings, friendly camaraderie and infectious smile is only capable of diffusing love, life and joy all around her – a perfect epitome of the very spirit that the festival inspires us to be!

Sure enough then, I feel blessed to see my post going live on her blog on this special occasion!


Here is a small snippet ->

Diwali Earthen Diya plate

" The Arti of the big Diwali night has just concluded and the night air outside is rent with noises. But inside the silent confines of my home, there is a divine calm as the big diya exudes its light.I am staring at the flickering flame; this diya has to glow all night. ‘Divine’ I say, because in its radiance I can hear voices that have a deep resonance and unlock many a door of memories in the corridors of my heart… "
... And the link ->


Please do read the post and do join in the celebrations as this post is a very special one for me. I will be eagerly waiting to hear from you :-)

Thank you!


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48 comments:

  1. Will have a look Ati - Diwali is such a wonderful festival and celebration!

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  2. Bring back the beautiful memories in our lives is nice thing. Especaly if the memories remind us about the value of kindness in a moment.

    I hope all the glowing light of diya will bright your life Arti..

    Happy Diwali for you , your family and all your blog reader.


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  3. ¸.•°✿⊱╮╮

    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ¸.•°✿⊱

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  4. yes, we were in a boat on the Ganges last night (Sunday) and saw the cremations and the festivities on the banks and streets.

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  5. Arti,
    Thank you so much for this link. I look forward to learning about this through your blog.

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  6. @Arti Great to read your awesome post in Zephyr's Blog " The Cyber Nag"
    Happy Diwali to you & your family and to all your blog readers.

    Best Regards

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  7. Who can miss this post?.. Have a Happy Diwali.

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  8. loved your post Arti, been there and also left a comment. have a great week ahead, and have a happy Diwali.

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  9. First of all, Congrats on Melbourne win. I remember your sketches for the post, they were amazing..!

    Now this Diwali is surely bright for you. Hugs~

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  10. Enjoyed reading the blog so much, Arti. Left a comment there...thanks :))

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  11. Nostalgia at its best. I still try to celebrate diwali like that .its not easy but its worth it to make d effort once a year n it imparts a war glow to d rest of my year

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  12. going there to see your article on Mami's blog


    Bikram's

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  13. it was such a wonderful post ... love to see how you hold every moment you had with your grandparents so dearly...I am sure they are smiling over you with their blessing every diwali...happy diwali to you : )

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  14. Is it really that time of year already? A happy Diwali to you and yours Arti. Thanks for that link, I'm away over to Zephyr's now.

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  15. You know I commented there..:)
    OMG!! what a traveler you are, Arti. do you work for a travel agency by any chance? :)Next time, if I plan on any trip, I won't refer any where..I will just come here and bombard you with questions ..hehe

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  16. I read the whole post and found it to be very moving, even though I had never heard of Diwali and had to familiarize myself with many of the words you used. Your writing definitely makes me want to learn more about your culture and customs!

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  17. Happy Diwali, Arti.
    Will pop over in a few and check our your guest post.

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  18. Celebration of light sounds so interesting and intriguing. Have a great one!

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  19. Diwali is such a beautiful festival to share it with everyone (& everywhere-even blogging) ;)
    Happy diwali to you & your family! :)

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  20. Happy happy event to you! You will share your celebration later, won't you?

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  21. Your writing is so captivating as usual. Festivity of Diwali is like that of our New Year. As a child I was a part of kitchen and other preparation and on New Year Day, we celebrated wearing a new clothes and changed to kimono to pay a visit to the local shrine.

    I like to look at delicate flickering candle flame. Happy Diwali to you, Arti, and your family.

    Yoko

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  22. Excellent post...wonderful memories captured beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Hi Arti
    I left my comment at Zephyr's blog! happy week to you.

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  24. beautiful wish u a very happy diwali dear.

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  25. Hope you had a magical Diwali! Off to read the article now.

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  26. My belated Diwali wishes dear:)Lovely post.

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  27. Arti it was an honor and a privilege to read your personal post over on Zephyr's blog. (I tried to leave a message there, but couldn't get to the space to do so.)....Your childhood memories are so beautifully told and the way the different generations of your family celebrated this beautiful occasion together is of course very dear to this great-grandmother's heart! Thank you for linking us to your guest post!

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  28. I have indeed read the post and commented there. It is a beautiful post!

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  29. I too loved the post. With greetings ( a little delayed)

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  30. Belated Diwali wishes Arti :)Apologies for the delay, was out of town for a week..

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  31. Arti it was such a heartfelt post that took me back with you experiencing each moment. I truly felt how special these festivals are to you. I always love when you have the opportunity to write about your feelings. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

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  32. I did have a good day - but it was a bit unsettling having lost of people about - have a good Diwali.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  33. Going to read your post now! Hope you're having a great day!

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  34. I checked out the guest post last week and am glad I didn't comment till now. I hadn't appreciated that one wished someone Happy Diwali - but a late Happy Diwali to you. I am a wiser person for reading this post.

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  35. Belated Happy Diwali Arti!
    candles and LEDs are no replacement for age-old earthen Diyas... Hope you had a smashing Diwali :-)

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  36. My dear friend Arti
    In thanks for the wishes and your beautiful words!
    Pleased you who traveled to Tokyo and Kyoto! I saw the photos!
    I was moved by the current picture and text nostalgic memories!
    I send you my friendship!

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  37. Namaste Arti. Hope things are great at your end.Love and regards.

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  38. been there Arti and as always I immensely enjoyed reading...

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  39. Thanks for sharing this dear ... It's really amazing to see all the Indian cultures.... I think this is the most famous festival in all over the india.

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  40. Though missed during Diwali.
    But really nice post.

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  41. It's Diwali again! We're finished decorating for diwali and we're ready. i am so excited. May all of you have a joyful celebration!

    - Lyn

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