The Festival of Diwali among Sindhis is known as Diyari.
While the most of the customs for the celebration of Diayri are similar to
othwers, Sindhis have also developed over a period of time, some special
functions such as they wash Gold/ Silver coins in unboiled milk and water.
During Laksmi pooja, sweet in form of Chikki made of jaggery and peanuts is
aoffered. After the Laksmmi aarti, Sindhis follow the custom of picking one
coin from the lot and gently hitting the teeth with it. During this ritual,
following phrase is spoken " Laksmi aayi, Danat vaai" meaing
Goddess Laksmi has arrived and poverty has gone away. This also has a
message that after all you cannot eat the wealth. They keep their house open
throughout night to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.
On the day of Diyari, Sindhis do not indulge in cleansing exercise and the
broomstick and vaccum cleaner are not used. To make up perhaps, decorations
begin well in advance and the entire household is cleared, cleaned and
washed. However on the festival day of Lakshmi pooja the broomstick is not
put to use. Many Sindhi households also have three matkas in which sweets,
dry fruits etc., are kept symbolizing the need to save. Sai Bhaji ( a
delicious dish of spinach and Gram Dal ) with rice, sweet with jaggery is a
must in the Sindhi household on Diyari.
Bahula Thrayodasi / Dhantheran
/ Kali Puja
| Divvela Panduga / Divili
| Deva Divali
| Karthigai Deepam
Bandi Chhor Diwas
| Varsha Pratipada/
Bali Padyam / Bali Pratipada
Yamadwitheya / Bhathru Dwithiya
| Bhathru Dwithiya
| Tulsi Vivah