It was fun, exciting doing the shopping for Diwali. For the first time, I bought crackers for Adhruth, my darling son. It was an exceptional feeling doing to my Son, what I have seen my father do to me for so many years. Amazing feeling…
My dress was the last to come home (because I shopped for it the day before Diwali). MTR Sweets, Mixtures and most importantly Gulab Jamun – what more to ask for. There is a Standard Cracker shop very close to our house (hardly 150 metres). It was a different experience shopping for Cracker in Bangalore compared to Chennai. In Chennai, the MRP printed on box does not make any sense at all as they have a different sheet (not sure how it is there in recent years). In this shop and all places in Bangalore, it is sold at discount from MRP (60% discount from MRP). Even then, the MRP printed was unimaginable. Finished shopping and started celebrations on Tuesday evening.
Went to the Terrace at 8 PM and started with Flower Pots, Sparklers & Chattai. Adhruth was enjoying everything and was looking into those and smiling. We all gave one sparkler in his hand and he held that for few seconds. Evening episode was complete in an hour.
The Diwali day morning, all of us got ready (including Adhruth) and completed few Thara Chakkaram. From there headed to Ground Floor for “Red Fort Sara Vedi”. Adhruth cried for the sound of vedi and so we stopped it.
In the evening, we went to Terrace & there again Adhruth enjoyed “Red Coconut” & “Platinum Rain” light works. Adhruth had been in 3 different dress in this Diwali. Overall, it was such an amazing, happy, satisfying feeling after celebrating Diwali.
PS – Diwali & more firework happened on Wednesday night and it was so much that we were unable to sleep amidst that sound 🙂