Diwali celebrations by London, UK LMHTians - We started Diwali preparations three weeks ago. The kids learnt how to make some easy, no cook mithai. They loved getting their hands sticky and messy and tasting the coconut snowballs and choco-coco-bananas. This was followed by a rangoli session.
All the kids came early in the morning as they were really excited. They produced some fantastic designs and used a mixture of coloured rice, lentils and colours to do the rangolis. Lastly, as part of the New Years celebrations, there was a Prakshal programme. All the children took turns to give Simandhar Swami a "bath" and ask for blessings.