Diwali (otherwise know as the 'Festival of Lights') has many legends surrounding it and ancient religious beliefs:
Lights and Diwas are lit around the home to 'drive away the darkness' and to show the 'awakening of the light within ourselves'. Specifically, the lights and diwas are placed in open windows and doors to welcome the Hindu goddess of wealth Lakshmi. The lights are said to guide the goddess into the house.
The Diwali Festival is very much a time for joy, for fun and a time for family gatherings, food, and celebrations. Small gifts such as Mithai (Sweets) are often given at this time of year.
These traditional hand-made clay Diwas are used to decorate the home during the 5-days of Diwali:
Festival Items: Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan)
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi), the Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between Brothers and Sisters, is on 5th August 2008.
We have a range of cards and gifts that we can deliver direct to your Brother anywhere in Europe. We can even write your special message in the card for him.
Bear in mind you can customise your gift to your Brother by adding Nuts, Sweets, Nimkeens or more to your order... (if the order contains 'Fresh Sweets' it will be despatched on Tuesday for orders received before midnight Monday nights)