Early Diwali festivities with 'ladoo making ceremony' at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach
Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, the contemporary beach property celebrated an early Diwali festivity with an exciting Ladoo making ceremony at their banquet hall – V Convention. The property which overlooks the beautiful view of Bay of Bengal is the first in the city to come up with this unique concept where the participants relished the spirit and vibrancy of this much-loved age old Indian tradition.
As festivities in India are incomplete without the decadent spread of delicacies, the culinary team at Novotel Visakhapatnam took the initiative to spread the joy of mixing boondi’s with over 30 guests present at the property. The hall was decorated with vibrant colourful seatings with separate tables set up for each guest.
On this cheerful occasion of Ladoo making, Ravi Rai, Cluster General Manager, Novotel Visakhapatnam, Novotel Vijayawada and The Bheemli Resort expressed, “This one of its kind Ladoo making ceremony turned out to be an eventful ceremony for us. The guests relished preparing the traditional dessert under the guidance of our talented culinary team and truly enjoyed the early festivities of Diwali. Abiding to the pandemic scenario, we ensured that social distancing was maintained and all the required safety precautions were followed"
On each table there was boondi drenched in desi ghee among other ingredients like cardamom powder, pumpkin seeds, whole cardamom seeds, and assorted dry fruits platted in huge thalis. Mixing the warm boondi and dry fruits brought back nostalgia and the memories of the significance of making ladoo’s during the festive occasion of Diwali for the guests present at the event. The highlight of the event was the Vocal for Local stall that had a man curating beautiful earthen diya’s.
The hotel’s successful attempt to relive the culture and traditions of Indian festivities was widely appreciated by the guests at the event. The faces of cheerful adults and curious kids truly bridged the generation’s gap with this ‘Boondi Making’ ceremony.
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