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Diwali 'khilonas' are filling up markets

Oct 28, 2019 10:49 IST

With households and shops all decked up for the festival of lights, there are some rituals that are constant every year. Khilone or edible sugar toys are filling up markets. They are often crafted in the shape of animals, including horses, rabbits, horses, elephants and fish and are treated as auspicious symbols of luck. The sugar toys are used for the Laxmi Puja on the day of Diwali, along with kheel, batasha, coconut laddoos and puffed rice.