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October is a very exuberant time in India. The monsoon rain has eased in most places, and the festival season is in full swing! Come to India in October and take part in events filled with lights, music, and dance. Here's the best of what's on in October in India.
Diwali is considered one of the world's oldest religious festivals. This five day festival, which is the biggest in India, It signifies victory of light over darkness and good over evil, when Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana, and Hindu residents illuminated their village to welcome him home on a moonless night. Lots of small clay lamps – diyasand candles are lit and placed in houses, and fireworks are let off everywhere, giving Diwali its name as "Festival of Lights".
Women can have fun trying on Silk Cotton Saris, Skirts and Dupattas while the men in the group can dress in Kurtas and Nehru jackets. bollywoodkart will help you decide what to purchase on this Diwali and will help you to draw a signature statement.
Powdered colors are poured on the floor to create intricate designs called Rangoli, and women and girls can pay to have the palms of their hands decorated with henna in traditional Indian design patterns.
In 2017, Diwali starts with Dhanteras on October 17. It concludes on October 21. The main festivities take place on the third day (this year, on October 19). Diwali is celebrated a day early in south India, on October 18.
Each day of the festival has a different meaning.
Diwali is just around the corner. So what are you wearing for the Diwali party next weekend? Have you finalized what you’re going to wear on the eve? Not yet? Is it the regular Anarkali that you wore last month? Is it the Chudidhar that you wore for your friend’s wedding and you hope they cancel coming to the same party? Well. Forget those options and check these choices out. You will be the chosen one in all parties with this Diwali fashion.
So, if you need some ethnic inspiration, you’ve landed in the right place. You can look strikingly different this Diwali party and all the eyes will be set on you. What are you waiting for? Scroll down and pick the best dress for yourself.
"It is very important to wear a cut that fits you well and accentuates the right parts of your body," "Minimal makeup and a neat hairdo will complete your look and you're all set to enjoy your Diwali."
If you have a tall structure, then there is no other ethnic dress which can complement your figure. The heavily embroidered kurta cum jacket with a plain or equally embroidered cigarette pants is easy to carry and look chicer than other ethnic attires.
This is the ‘Zara Hatke’ fashion trend which sparked off when Shraddha Kapoor wore Padmasitaa embroidered skirt with a crop top for her friend’s engagement party. This fashion trend is comfortable yet elegant. For those who don’t want the hassles of carrying a 10 Kg lehenga, this fashion trend is a much-awaited resort. You can wear an embroidered or printed skirt with a crop top at your office Diwali Party. Perhaps, if there’s no dress code!
The craze for Knee-length Kurtas and a Palazzosisn’t going down anytime soon.Girls with a tall structure like Deepika Padukone can pull off this dress easily. There is a wide variety of Palazzos to choose from. Different colours, patterns and fabric as well. Rock a silk kurta with a flowy palazzo to make a statement this festive season.
If you’re too shy to experiment on your look, you can wear the same old Lehenga Choli. These days, even the Lehenga Cholis are glammed up for good. No need to wear the heavily embellished Lehenga Choli for the Diwali Party. A mid-riff baring choli and a low-cut lehenga does seem to up the style quotient this Diwali. Try a simple lehenga with an embroidered dupatta.
For those classy dinner parties with fairy lights and formal setting you really should be wearing a saree!! Try some jewel tone sarees with very light fabrics and channel the Raj Mata in you. The georgettes with work would be a great choice. If you want to be a little different from the rest you could always try the belted saree or team up the saree with a cape blouse.
Have you ever wondered what she’s wearing while looking at a quirky blouse? That is probably a cape blouse. These capes are extremely hot in the Indian fashion scene, with several noted designers incorporating them into their collections. The fluid silhouette ensures you stand apart in the sea of boring fitted blouses. Opt for an embellished one for maximum impact.
Alia Bhatt sparked this fashion trend when she wore white coloured dhoti styled kurta for Garba night. Another reason why we loved Alia’s outfit was the fact that she was entirely comfortable in that off-beat dress. Confidence beats ‘em all!
For the Saree folks, as well, we have chic options. You can look like a fashionista even in a 6-yard piece of cloth. Saree has revolutionized a lot since past few years. Half n Half saree is a fruit of that revolution. Simple saree with different coloured Pallu and lots of oomph! That’s all you need to be a showstopper.
Wearing a jump suit to a Diwali party is a good idea. But the regular jump suit does not have enough “desiness”. Not to worry. Try out one of these Desi jumpsuits and go to those “Indian” theme Diwali parties. You sure will be a head turner. If there is special crackers bursting then you are all the more dressed right since jump suits give you enough room and space to run and jump as you please!!
Patiala suits are another fancy option to wear for Diwali parties. They are comfortable at the same time when accessorized right with the juthis and fun jewelry they look absolutely beautiful. Try wearing natural fabric Patialas in bling colors like gold or rich jewel colors like orange or green for maximum effect.
Go traditional this Diwali with a twist of modern trend. Wear a beautiful red or green saree with a brocade pallu and team it up with a well-fitting halter neck blouse. You can opt for something classier like a sheer saree in monochromes, and accessorize it with diamonds and pearls. One can never go wrong with them.
Bright colours go really well with festivals. Diwali should be celebrated wearing eye catching colours like tangerine, fuchsia, red and violet.
Go for accessories that maintain the essence of Diwali. Wear a gorgeous gold bracelet and a lovely choker and jhumkas in gold and precious stones.
Keep it exclusive with beautiful pearl jewellery this Diwali. Pearl jewellery goes best when you want to keep it subtle and also not look under-dressed! Pair up a set of long pearl danglers with silk suit or saari and give your attire a royal look!
last but not the least fashion and jewellery tip for Diwali is to try something unique and distinctive. Rose gold looks lovely with most ensembles, though you could also pick up a dual tone. Most of all, make sure you let your personality shine through.
Diwali, known as the "Festival of Lights", is the biggest festival of the year in India. This five day festival commemorates the victory of good over evil, and is an occasion for prosperity and family togetherness.
While there's plenty of evidence of Diwali on the streets, it's indoors, amongst Indian families, that the really meaningful celebrations take place. If you're visiting India from abroad during Diwali, it's highly recommended that you stay at an Indian homestay so that you can be a part of traditional Diwali family rituals and get a real insight into Indian culture. People usually wear new clothes on Diwali, so if you're a woman, it's a great reason to buy yourself a sari and dress up too! If you'd like to join in the gift giving, your hosts would really appreciate some sweets or chocolates.
Much of the beauty of Diwali comes from the warm glow of lights and lamps which adorn streets, homes, and shops. One of the best places to experience this is in the "Pink City" of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, where not just buildings but whole markets are illuminated. Each year, there's a competition for the best decorated and most brilliantly lit up market, and the government foots the electricity bill. It's a dazzling display that attracts visitors from all over India. Just like Las Vegas has a "Strip", Johari Bazaar has earned the title of "The Strip" in Jaipur during Diwali.
Varanasi is a crazy place at any time of year, but it becomes even more so during Diwali with a constant stream of firecrackers and fireworks going off all night long. For the best experience, make sure you stay at one of the riverside hotels in Varanasi, so you have a fabulous view of the fireworks over the Ganges. Other highlights are the special Ganga Aarti, ghats illuminated with candles, and diyas (earthen lamps) that are floated down the river.
While most people in India worship Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the main day of the festival is celebrated as Kali Puja in Kolkata and West Bengal (as well as Odisha, Tripura and Assam). It coincides with Lakshmi Puja. Kolkata's Kali temples -- Kalighat, Belur Math and Dakshineswar -- attract a huge number of devotees. Magnificent decorated idols of fearsome Goddess Kali are also put on display across the city for people to visit.
You may be surprised to learn that although Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple, is predominated by Sikhs. Diwali is celebrated in a grand way there too. The occasion has been incorporated into the Sikh religion and is particularly significant because it also marks the return from prison of the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib, in 1619. the foundation stone of the Golden Temple was laid on Diwali, in 1577. Expect to see a mesmerizing display of fireworks over the Golden Temple. The Temple complex is also draped in lights, and the edge of the lake fringed with countless oil lamps and candles, lit by devotees.
I can smell the festivities and joy in the air already. The evening chill in the air, the fragrance and canopies of fresh Jacaranda flowers is evoking that festive feeling already.
And all of us wait the year round for the festivities.....the sheer love of food, festivals, colors, family and friends is something which keeps us connected to our roots!!
As first step towards preparing for those happy days, I am making sure that my wardrobe is updated with latest trends in the market.
For me, the festivities during Diwali are marked by vibrant colors, as well as the themes of light and illumination, so I wear clothes that reflect the joy and excitement in this 5-day celebration.
Here are a few more tips, apart from the ones given above, to look your best this Karva Chauth-
Karva Chauth is all about reveling in good mood, and nothing makes women feel better than dressing well, especially while doing something special for their husbands. Be it clothes, jewellery or makeup, everything adds to the feel-good factor on this day. Do not forget the mehendi and also some nail art to stand out. So, keep these tips in mind, and feel gorgeous like never before this Karva Chauth.