On 4th Day of Diwali, Festival of Lights, comes Padwa, Did you Lift any Mountains?
On 4th day of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, comes Padwa.
According to Diwali 2011 site, it is said that on that day "Krishna defeated the god of rain and the heavens Indra. He lifted Mount Govardhana to save people's life from the floods" and to celebrate "people cook mountains of food resembling Mount Govardhana."
A variation offered on same site is that "according to another legend followed in South-India, Vishnu defeated the demon-king Bali on this day."
New Yorkers who celebrate Diwali and looking for a sweet treat rather than mountains of food might want to know that some of Kaurina's Kulfi Ice Creams are now available at Union Market stores in the big appple, most of them in Brooklyn.
One of the most popular sweets for Diwali seems to be Barfi (above).
Did you move any mountains?
(* Barfi picture from Ambala Foods website)