Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Announcing Event~Celebrate Navratri Diwali

The event  series "Celebrate" is the brain child of Jagruti of JCO and from the 1st October to 15th November simply.food is guest hosting  Celebrate Navratri /Diwali event

Before we start cooking I am sharing some basic factual information about Navratri and Diwali. The events start of with Navratri followed by Diwali celebrations.
"Nava-ratri" literally means "nine nights." This festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer and again at the onset of winter .Sharad Navratri is observed for nine days and nine nights, with three days each for the worship of three different aspects of Mother Shakti - as Goddess Durga for the first three days, as Goddess Lakshmi for the next three days and as Goddess Saraswati for the final three days.
During Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as "Durga," which literally means the remover of miseries of life. She is also referred to as "Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power).During these days Hindus observe fasting and a variety of  sweet and savoury fasting foods are prepared.

Diwali the festival of lights follows Navratri, it is the celebration of the return of lord Rama from his 14 years in Exile and signifying the victory of good over the evil. The festival is celebrated by all Hindus all over the world, the festivities are spread over 5 days ,which are Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Deepawali, Govardhan and Bhaidooj.
One of the most important part of Diwali is the celebrations within families, the get togethers,  the prayers, the festivities and fireworks and above all the feasting of delicious sweets and delicacies that are prepared and shared amongst family and friends and offered to the deities.

Facts from :http://www.theholidayspot.com/navratri/facts.htm

For this event cook any festive foods for Navrati and Diwali and link it using the linky below

To Participate:

1.Prepare any festive dish for Diwali  (vegetarian only - eggs allowed) .
2.Please link this event announcement  and Jagrutis events announcement with your entry, this is mandatory.
3.Use of logo is not mandatory but usage is appreciated as it helps to spread the word visually.
4. Multiple entries are allowed, archived are only allowed if reposted and updated with this event link.
4.Link the entry using the linky below with Post Name and URL(Only  in case linky does not work please  email me the entry at simplysensationalfood@gmail.com

Please put in subject box : Celebrate Navratri /Diwali
Please use this format
Your Name:
Recipe Name:
Recipe URL:
Image no larger than 300 pixels.

Please make sure you have linked this event announcement and Jagrutis event announcement to your post, this is mandatory before you link it up here:
Link with your Post name and Post URL


  1. awesome event. will send in entries.. just curious why the diwali event is ending before diwali.. i will not make diwali specials until the 12th of Nov as diwali is only on 13th.. hope u change the end date to get more entries...

  2. hi nayna....will surely post something for this event ....


  4. Tempting as well as mouthwatering…

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  6. Hi Nayna,

    I just linked my recipes. Thanks for hosting :)

  7. Hey.. Just linked Kuttu Ke Pakore from my blog.

    Ongoing Event + Giveaway: Mission Street Food

  8. Wnderful event hosting Nayana...i have linked some my entries too..

  9. Wonderful event.. Happy hosting.. will link my entries soon..

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  11. Hi there!
    You have a very nice site with great recipes.
    I've linked some of my recipes.Hope you like them.
    Thanks a lot...

  12. Hi, tried to link my recipe now and it says collection closed.. is this event over?



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