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All You Need to Know about Latest Diwali Fashion

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The biggest Indian festival is just round the corner and the convivial spirit of Diwali has already started to mix in the air. The preparations for parties have begun but have you decided which traditional costume to wear for making a grand entry? It is time to start planning for your mesmerizing festive look because the sooner you plan the more alluring will you appear.

Check out the most trendsetting outfits for this season of diyas:

1. Draping a trendy saree

One of the hottest Indian attires, the beauty of this long garment is just incomparable to any other dress. A saree comes in just one size and that fits every woman. No perfect body shapes or slender figures are required for draping sarees. Appealing Kaanjeevaram sarees, classic Sambalpuri sarees, intricately designed kalamkari sarees, etc., will definitely make you steal the show.

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2. Dressing up in fashionable suits

For enthusiastic ethnic lovers, fashionable suits will not only seem enchanting but they will also be comfortable for wearing the entire day. Classy palazzo suits, fabulous anarkalis, fancy suits with full lengths and trendy shararas never go wrong with body type of any kind.

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3. Lehengas for ethnic divas

And off course, we cannot miss to count the most favourite traditional costume! Lehenga-choli has been an ideal attire for Indian women since so many years. While so many fashionable varieties exists, the best picks among these are designer mermaid or fishtail lehengas, beautifully embroidered flared lehengas and the exquisite sharara-cut lehengas.

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4. Mixing up traditional and contemporary

For ladies who want to try out something different, long skirts would form the best attires. Ethnic long skirts with huge borders and multiple flares customized with classic crop tops would make up an enthralling look!

 

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5. Attiring with stunning ethnic maxi dresses

Maxi dresses are one of the trendiest garments which women can wear for a stylish feel and the ethnic ones will be just too perfect for this Diwali. Maxi dresses portray women to look influential as well as slim and slender. That is why these can be worn by women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

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But however grand your costume may be, one thing you are forgetting. The sparkle to dresses will only come with matching jewellery and since this is the festival of utmost importance to Indians, traditional Indian jewellery would be the best to complete the look. Chandbali and jhumka earrings, dazzling anklets, necklaces with traditional motifs, glittering bangles, etc., would make you turn all eyes around.

 

Diwali: Five Reasons to Celebrate

One of India’s popular as well as major festivals, Diwali fills the atmosphere with joy and happiness. It is celebrated by millions of Indians with great enthusiasm and fervour. They worship the lords for their blessings, light up the diyas to triumph every segment of darkness, relish themselves with sweets to forget the bitter, decorate every corner of their homes to cherish what they have and make rangolis to revive colors in their lives. While there are many holy reasons to celebrate, let us read further to know those five major ones which make this festival so special and auspicious.

1. Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi:

It is believed that Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and fortune, incarnated from the waters of boundless ocean on the day of Amavasya. One of the episodes of Hindu mythology reveals that the gods and demons were perishable at one point of time. To gain deathless condition, they churned the ocean to make nectar of immortality, also known as amrita. This lead to the emergence of Goddess Lakshmi who was later married to Lord Vishnu on the darkest night of Kartik month. The sacred day was marked with bright lamps.

2. The epic tale of King Mahabali:

The religious text of Bhagvata Purana describes a tale when, on a Diwali day, King Mahabali captured Goddess Lakshmi in his prison during the Treta Yuga. The invincible demon king ruled the earth with his powers and no God could defeat him. Lord Vishnu disguised as a short Brahmin tricked him to give up his state as well as wealth. And hence, Lakshmi, being the Goddess of wealth, was rescued by Lord Vishnu.

3. The killing of Narakasura:

Narakasura was a demon king with great powers. He had conquered not only the earth but heavens as well. He had even imprisoned 16, 000 women in his palace. When Lord Vishnu incarnated as Krishna during the Dwapara Yuga, he killed Narakasura on the day before Diwali. Before dying, Narakasura realized his evil deeds and requested for a boon that everyone will celebrate his death with colorful lights on Naraka Chaturdasi.

4. The victory of Lord Rama:

Ramayana, the ancient Sanskrit epic, tells us that Lord Rama along with his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana went into the forests for fourteen years in exile. During this period, Ravana, the great King of Lanka, captured Sita. To avenge the dishonor of Sita, Lord Rama killed Ravana and conquered his Lanka. On the new moon day of Kartik month, Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya. The people of Ayodhya decorated their houses with lighted diyas.

5. The return of the Pandavas:

One of the episodes of the ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata, states that the Pandavas were banished into the forests for a period of twelve years. On the day of Kartik Amavasya, they returned after completing the long period of expulsion to fight the battle with Kauravas. The victory of Pandavas was celebrated with diyas by their supporters.