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The Best Food Choices for Diwali: Sweets and Dry Fruits

History and Types of celebration:

Diwali is the biggest festival of the year which is celebrated all over India. Different forms, different types and ways of celebrating but when it comes to the end of the day it is the same throughout the country. North or South the festival is the same, but celebrating is a different method. Mostly Hindu’s will celebrate, after them Jains, Sikhs come in order.

As I said there are different formats in celebrating the festival, let take a look for some methods of celebrating Diwali:

Hinduism:

There will be 3 days of the festival,   Dhanvanthari, it is said that buying gold, silver etc on dhawanthri makes the person shubh (good).  Second Narakchathurthi, and third Diwali. As the festival resembles that the victory of light against dark, the festival will be on darkest night ( “Amavasya”). From next day “Karthika” month (as it is a very spiritual month of Hindus) starts. It resembles like we won the victory of dark (i.e. Amavasya) and tends to move forward to good days. Thus, as the people are happily starting the new journey they distribute, shares, exchanges sweets, gifts etc.

Jainism:

In Jain tradition, Diwali is celebrated in remembrance of “Mahavira Nirvana Divas”, the physical death and final nirvana of Mahavira. Jains celebrate in some parts of India as same as Hindus celebrate, but their main focus and dedication on their Saint Mahavira. Almost celebrating the festival is same like lighting lamps, prayers to goddess Lakshmi.

Sikhism:

Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor divas as a remembrance of their saint Guru Hargobind, as he released from Gwalior prison and the day he visited Golden Temple, Amritsar.

Buddhism:

Diwali is not celebrated by most of the Buddhists, some people who called as Newar(people from  Nepal) will celebrate Diwali. For them, Diwali is the Five days Festival. Actually, they called it as Tihar festival. Though they worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi on the festival.

Apart from India, all over the world enjoys this Festival of lights. Indians who live in other countries celebrate very cheerfully and of course, miss their family there. In order to convey the wishes or sharing, exchanging gifts they used to suffer. But now it is also become very easy by using online shopping. By online person can gifts or sweets, dry fruits too.

Some online businesses offer online gifts, so the persons who are missing this cherish moment can bring a lot of bliss in them. In other countries somehow they have been habituated in sharing, exchanging gifts for festivals like Christmas, Easter etc. This will not be that much issue for sending gifts to other countries (India) from their own country.

So it became popular to send Diwali gifts to India and online Diwali dry fruits and sweets to India. At present days some scare with their health problems were thinking in a different way of sending dry fruits. Dry fruits or nuts can be Raisins, almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts etc. it became very much trend in present days to gift Diwali dry fruits than sweets.  As they appear in clean and hygienic too, people are interested in turning to dry fruits.

Benefits from dry fruits:

  • Good for Heart. It prevents coronary heart disease, as cashews contain unsaturated fatty acids, and pistachios contain vitamin B6.
  • Prevents anemia as it contains a lot of iron, it is very useful for women.
  • Maintains body weight level as they are packed full of minerals and vitamins etc.
  • Reduces Cholesterol, as a dry fruit contains good cholesterol.
  • Patients who are suffering from diabetics make them boon with dry fruits.