Try Delicious Sweets This Diwali

Almost all of us celebrate Diwali, by wearing new dresses, bursting crackers, playing games and so on. Did you notice that I miss something in this list? Yes, it is sweets! Without sweets, no festival shall be complete. Even though you have a lot of events to enjoy the day, you just can give up sweets. It will create a feeling of dissatisfaction throughout the whole day. In the olden days, women at home would do all the necessary sweets for Diwali. But today, things have changed a lot.

No women want to spend their auspicious day inside the kitchen struggling with the smoke and fire. So, today sweets are bought from the shops which also cost the same money that women at home would spend on sweets. So, I hope buying sweets is not a bad idea. At the same time, we have to accept that sweets made at home would be always healthy when compared to the ones made in shops. In this article, I have mentioned a list of wonderful recipes which you can do on your Diwali day.

  1. Besan Ladoo

It is a simple sweet which tastes well with a nutty fragrance. Just take some besan or gram flour and roast it on a pan continuously for sometime till you get that nutty fragrance. Then added some ghee and you have to mix it properly with the flour nicely.


This is real handwork and you have to spend some time on it to get good results. Do be lazy and knead it for namesake. If the flour forms lumps, then the taste won’t be good. Finally, when you are done with the flour, you can add sugar to get tasty besan ladoos.

  1. Gulab jamun

The moment you hear the word ‘gulab jamun’ I can feel your mouth watering. Sweet. Isn’t it? Simply buy the floor specially made for it, and make small balls by mixing it with water and fry the ball using ghee.

gulab jamun

Finally, simmer them into a bowl of sugar syrup. After 15 minutes, you can enjoy the sweet.

  1. Basundi

It is a semi-solid recipe which is made with thickened milked, cardamom, nutmeg etc. The elite smell which comes out from the sweet is really appealing.


Although they are famous in north India, they can be very well tried in all states of the nation.

  1. Rasmalai 



It is a soft sweet which is made with cheese balls and is soaked in thickened milk. The cheese balls would suck a good amount of milk and get the flavor of the milk and cheese giving out a tasty recipe

  1. Mysore Pak



Hope this is a favorite and popular name in almost all parts of the nation. It is often cut into slabs and the texture is a like rock but it is a crunchy recipe which satiates the taste hunger of any person.

  1. Seviyan kheer

Seviyan kheer


It is a semisolid which is almost watery and it has a good amount of vermicelli to intensify the taste of the kheer. Cardamom, dried ginger are some of the spices which add flavor to the recipe.

  1. Rava Kesari

This is a colorful recipe which is more prevalent in southern India. The time taken to complete the recipe is also very low.


Simply roast semolina and then cook in hot water. Add some food color to add color to your recipe. Add adequate sugar and stir it well. Finally, decorate with nuts and raisins for embellishment.

  1. Chocolate Sandesh

It is a recipe which is made from paneer and how is made? That’s simple. Boil the milk and add some diluted lime juice. You will get paneer and also it is important to rinse the paneer to get rid of the sour taste.

Chocolate Sandesh


Then you can use sugar or cane sugar to mix with the paneer. Add necessary flavors and make it into a dough. Make small balls and flatten them on the top. Add sprinkles if required. Refrigerate for some an hour and enjoy your dish.

  1. Jilebi


Hope all of you would be quite familiar with this recipe. The bright orange color is the exceptional feature of this recipe. The sugar contents in this recipe make it syrupy and the taste of this sweet really well. But I don’t think you can eat more than 2 at a time.


Traditional Diwali Rangoli Designs With Flowers

Enjoying a festival with sweets, dresses, relatives, firecrackers etc alone will not make your enjoyment complete. Flowers are sacred things which give honor to any person. You might have seen public meetings in which flowers are showered on someone; it shows blessings. On the other hand, garlands are offered to the gods as an honor. From this, we can infer one main thing that flowers are used for representation and glorification and I am sure that no one can dispute for this reason. It’s almost time for a great festival, Diwali and how are you going to glorify your house with flowers. You can do it by making flower rangolis inside your house. Here are some simple ideas which you can use to enlighten your house with intense laud.

flower rangoli

Look at this flower rangoli. It has awesome designs and features with a variety of colors. You can also one like them for this Diwali and all you need are some flowers. Yellow and Orange marigold are the flowers which cover the major percentage of this flower rangoli. You can opt for other colors also but make sure that you get a supreme outcome.

flower diwali-rangolies

This is another flower rangoli which has been made up of orange and yellow floral parts. You should probably find some leaves for the central design. Pick a leaf such that it can look fresh for hours even after plucking from the plant. Find small flowers to complete any design because they can give you ample contentment when compared to big flowers.

flower rangoli

This is a simple flower rangoli for which you don’t have to spend a lot on flowers. You can fill the flowers in any patterns and order but make sure that you don’t get deviated from the main pattern.


It is wonderfully sculpted flower rangoli with exquisite designs. Look at the arches made at the circumference of the rangoli. If you notice keenly you can understand that they are filled with contrast colors alternatively in order to show the features well. In case, if orange has been used in the place of red, then this rangoli shall not be beautiful because those are almost similar colors.


In this flower rangoli, you can see a generous usage of flowers which makes it look superior. If you use the minimum amount of flowers, you can get a pattern, but you cannot get a fluffy look. Find a place to get flowers at a cheap price so that you can produce such elegant looks without any flaw.

diwali rangoli with flowers

As said earlier, marigold plays a vital role in making such flower rangolis. The next dominating color of this flower is white. Add flowers with different colors as per your taste and design. Do you see the heap of flowers in the middle with a traditional lamp? You can simply replace it with some glowing diyas to make your rangoli more attractive.


As said above, Diya lamps have been used all around the rangoli in order to make the rangoli more beautiful. The same circular arrangement of clay lamps can also be used at the middle to intensify the look of the rangoli.

simple flower rangoli

This is a cute little flower rangoli which can be designed just with the help of some flowers. Probably, you may need from 8-12 flowers to make this simple design. If you think you cannot afford money for flowers, you can just use this simple design to decorate your home with flowers.

diwali diya rangoli

Wow, What a spectacular rangoli! Like many other rangolis, you don’t have to take the petals out to make this rangoli. It is a neatly arranged sequence of marigold flowers which gives you a swastika symbol. Also, note the lamps at the middle; the wick for the lamp is facing upwards in order to prevent the darkening of the flowers with smoke.  Try this exceptional rangoli for this Diwali.


This is an excellent flower decoration technique flowers which you can do in your home. Find a big vessel in which you can fill water and allow the flowers to float as you see in the picture. Hope flowers of this kind are used for ornamental purposes in most of the houses and they cost nothing. All you need is some creativity and imagination and also it is crucial to remember that money is not a primary requirement for such floral decorations.


Wonderful Diwali Cracker Games For a Blast of Fun

Diwali is one of the grand festivals which bring fun and togetherness. Diwali is fulfilled with bursting firecrackers that light up the sky with showers of fire and make a loud bang.  You can’t stop kids from enjoying and having fun but it is important to be careful, so take some precautions to enjoy the festival safely.

Make sure that crackers are burnt in open areas because it can be risky to light and burn them at closed space or homes. Diwali is a festival of lights so without crackers, it could be incomplete. Enjoy this festival with colorful crackers, lights, sweets with your loved ones, celebrate this auspicious festival together.


Sparklers are one of the great cracker games which are loved by kids and adults. Kids like this cracker because of its color and for the glow. You can get high-quality crackers from our website and have a lot of fun. A sparkler is a type of hand-held cracker that burns very slowly but produces a colorful light, flames, sparks and other effects.

It will be covered in a shiny wrapper around the hard shell to give you a good spark for a long time. There are different sizes and colors such as red, green, blue, golden star, cracking star, twinkling effects and many more. These sparklers add light to every occasion and are beautiful to look at. Its flames will produce different colors and all you have to do is view the glitter like a million stars.

Colorful Matches:

The color matches look same as safety matches but when you begin to lit, it produces the colorful flames which may be green, red, yellow or any other. It visually appeals to kids and adults and this game can be done only during Diwali period to add extra brightness and elegance to the house.

The matches can be lit up to a number of rainbows in a single flame, so you can enjoy while lighting the matches. It is one of the safest firecrackers so even children’s can play this cracker game with their friends and family members. The sparkles from the matches add sparkles to your life. They light up quickly as they come in contact with the flame. It emits colored sparks that looks amazing when you burn it on an auspicious day.


Rocket crackers are the main attraction of the Diwali festival. Would you love to see the bright lights and sparkles along with a loud sound? Then it is the best choice to select the bomb rockets. The rockets are good for Diwali celebrations; it adds a festive mood to everyone.

The great benefit of buying rockets is it goes up to the sky and bursts with a loud sound which really makes you feel happy and bright. You can buy this firework at a very reasonable rate by just clicking our ShopCrackersOnline website and have a wonderful time. You can fire this cracker by just keeping it in the glass bottle and now it will be ready to fly in the sky by spreading its wings.

Twinkling stars:

Twinkling star crackers offer wonderful display while burning, enjoy this Diwali with twinkling star crackers. Everyone loves it for the sparkles, shower, and the glow. It causes low pollution and emits less amount of smoke which is highly beneficial and it comes with an attractive firework display.

With sparkling fire shooting as high as the stars, this cracker gives a good visual treat. The sparks come from the wire-like cracker till the very end of it. The twinkling stars will be great to enjoy for Diwali night.

Have a happy and safe Diwali. Enjoy your Diwali night with these cracker games.


2018 Puja Special Timing for Diwali

Diwali is one of the festivals in India which has been celebrated for centuries. Normal people celebrate Diwali by wearing new dresses, making sweets, and also by bursting firecrackers. Apart from bursting crackers, people also offer their daily offerings and prayers to God early in the morning. People find a water body and perform their sun salutation early in the morning. After performing the salutation, people go back to their homes and do their routine work. Some people fast till the puja is complete while others don’t follow such rules. The puja time does not pertain to the typical clocks we use in our daily life.

This clock which people have in their mind is completely astronomical. There are almanacs which say about the everyday position of the moon, sun, and all other planets that revolve around the sun. It is this almanac which people believe in all terms of spiritual aspects.

Of course, we know that Diwali falls on a new moon day. By the way, what is a new moon? New moon occurs whenever the sun and moon come in a straight line. In other words, they lie in the same angle with reference to a place on earth.

But how long is a full moon going to last? If your answer is one day, then you are wrong. For our convenience, our ancestors have divided the lunar plane into 15 parts called tithi and each tithi is 12 degrees. Calculating we will get the exact time of new moon time to be around 3 hours. Depending on the moon’s rotation, this duration of 3 hours can lie anywhere in a day. It may be early morning, noon, evening or evening or midnight.

It is this time which is good to do pujas and other ritual works regarding Diwali. Remember, we invoke Goddess Lakshmi in the puja who brings prosperity and wealth to all of us. As per Vedas, we consider, the moon as a brother of Goddess Lakshmi as they were born from the same place, the milk ocean and that’s why we rely on the position of the moon for the exact time of puja.

Adult persons who are well known about the puja can fast till the exact timing of the puja comes. But, don’t insist the children do so. Let them enjoy the day with a satisfied food. God won’t turn down on children doing such mischievous deeds. In fact, such childish activities should be admired.

Apart from this information, there is another muhurat called Pradhosa Kala which is also a suitable time to perform puja. Many people rely on the Pradhosa Kala for doing their puja. But, stay away from the Raagu kalam and yemakanda kalam as they, not suitable time to do the puja. Another muhurat called Chohadiya muhurat should also be avoided as they are suitable only for travel.

For the year 2018, the exact puja timings are given below which you can refer to

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 5.57 pm to 7. 53 pm

Total hours = 1 hour 55 minutes

Pradhosa Kaal = 5.27 pm to 8.06 pm

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 10.27 pm on 6/Nov/2018

Amavasya Tithi Ends = 9.31 pm on 7/Nov/2018


Some Important Facts You Should Know About History of Diwali

History always deals with a lot of stories and sure it is an interesting subject. Now, what has Diwali to do with history? Well, as you guess, every festival that we celebrate today has some reason. Why do we celebrate Diwali? Who started it? We should not focus only on the celebration of the light festival, but also we should know, how Diwali came into existence. Parents can use the following anecdote as a bedtime story for their children too. Come on! Let’s know something about Diwali.

Diwali is the festival which was originated by Hindus and eventually learned persons from other religions like Jainism, Sikkism etc found their own historical event to celebrate Diwali. On that account, folks from every religion have a reason to celebrate Diwali. Not only that, Diwali usually falls on a new moon day of a Hindu month ‘Kartik’. Many Hindu historical events are commemorated on this auspicious day of which I am about to explain the top 3 reasons. The course for the celebration of Diwali also changes with the geographical location.

According to Ramayana (an Indian epic), Lord Ram was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Sita Maa was an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Lord Ram was the prince of Ayodhya and Sita Maa was the princess of Mithila. They were married to each other but, they were sent to live in the jungle for an exile of 14 years. On the 14 the year of exile, a demon called Ravana from Lanka abducted Sita Maa with his supernatural powers. Soon, Lord Ram learned the whereabouts of Sita Maa with the help of the monkey king Sugreeva, and his well know army chief Hanumaan.

Finally, Lord Ram went to Lanka through a bridge called Ram Setu which was built by monkeys. He waged war against Ravana and killed him after killing his mighty sons and generals. On the other hand, the people of Ayodhya were eagerly waiting for the arrival of their beloved Prince Ram with his wife Sita Maa. At last, Lord Ram came to Ayodhya on the new moon day of the Hindu month ‘Kartik’. That day, people expressed their joy by lighting clay lamps at all the houses of Ayodhya and turned the dark night into day. As you guess, the commemoration of that day is called ‘Diwali’ which we celebrate by lighting clay lamps.

There is another reason for the celebration of ‘Diwali’ in southern India. The story again begins with another incarnation of Lord Vishnu called Lord Krishna. In his period there was a mighty demon called Narakasura who abducted all beautiful women and locked them up in a huge palace. Soon, Lord Krishna learned this and with the intention to release all women, Lord Krishna confronted Narakasura and killed him.

After the bloodbath, Lord Krishna returned to this country ‘Dwaraka’ were people invited him happily with numerous clay lamps lit in their houses. The demise of Narakasura in the hands of Lord Krishna has been commemorated as ‘Diwali’ till date and we celebrate it with firecrackers, sweets, dresses and so on.

The third reason is related to the story of Mahabharata (another Indian epic) in which the 5 dynamic and honest royal brothers suffered humiliation in the conspiracy of their paternal uncle ‘Sakuni’. They were sent to exile for a period of 13 years and they were asked to come back on the new moon day of the Hindu month ‘Kartik’. In spite of the further conspiracies by their uncle, they overcame many hurdles and difficulties they came back to Hastinapur on the new moon day of ‘Kartik’ and that day has been celebrated as ‘Diwali’ till date.

Apart from these primary reasons, people also say that Goddess Lakshmi who gives immense wealth arose from the milk ocean on this day. Moreover, there are also anecdotes about Mahakali, Mahavira, Amar Das etc. relating to Diwali.


Wish Your Dear Once With Special Diwali Quotes

Whenever there is an upcoming festival, you might have seen folks crowding near the greeting card shop. They enter the shop and go through the greeting cards by admiring the beauty and charm of the design. Not only that, they also read the quotes inside the greeting cards but also they enjoy the stringing of the words in a sequence to produce a poetic outcome.

These words are like giving a human structure to the long-term ideas which clog and cherish the minds of each individual and when they see the reflection of their thought in a greeting card then tend to buy it. Such attractive quotes can also be used to express your Diwali wishes to any person you know. I have included some quotes to here for you to read and cherish.

diwali greetings


diwali quotes




diwali special quotes


Happy Diwali Images

happy diwali quotes



special quotes

All quotes mentioned above have its unique standard and expression. Use these quotes to send messages to your beloved ones or if you want to make changes in the words you can very well do it and enjoy the auspicious day.


Special Diwali Shayari For Loved Once

Letters when standalone don’t make any meaning. When they group together to form words they start to make meaning; not all people like the regular words and no one gets attracted by these words. But, when these words are made delightful with a tone to form a melody, people from all directions will turn towards you. What has made the difference? It is these poetic words which boost the spirit of enjoyment in your minds and the collection of such mesmerizing words in harmony is called Shayari. In this article, let’s go through some Shayari’s which can provide ample happiness and contentment to the readers.

diwali special shayari


Happy-Diwali-Shayari Wishes






Diwali images 2018

shayari for diwali



Unique Diwali Gift Ideas 2018

Any memorable event without gifts shall not bestow complete contentment without gifts. That too when it comes to festivals like Diwali, exchange of gifts can replicate your joy by several folds. Exchanging sweets, dresses, firecrackers etc are common activities which anyone can do on Diwali. But gifts are something special, which are unique for you. Also, swapping gifts shall also endow can accentuate the intimacy between those folks. But, what are you going to reward to your lovable ones for this Diwali? Slow down! Let me tell you some gift ideas and I have listed them below for your convenience.

  1. Homemade Chocolates

Unlike olden days, not all women are interested in making sweets in their kitchen. They just get sweets from the shops and they want to be free on that day and that cannot be condemned as well because they deserve a break. But, how can they get sweets on Diwali? Yes, people get those sweets from the nearby sweet shops. As years run, people forget the real taste of homemade sweets. So, you can make some sweets in your kitchen and give those to any person of your interest and certainly it would serve as a wonderful gift.

  1. Dress

Nothing provides the exact satisfaction in celebrating Diwali like a new dress. Especially, children are very much fond of new dresses. Purchase some nice looking dress with a good quality and offer that as a gift to the persons you deserve. If you think the person whom you are going to gift has children, then you have to find some dresses for them too.

  1. Earthen pots

These items are commonly available throughout the country. But, how can you customize an ordinary earthen pot, to look like something unique? Simple enough. Just paint the top of the earthen pots with bright paints. Accommodate it with some chocolates and offer the whole pot as a gift.

  1. Watches

No one on this earth would ignore the gift when he/she knows that it has a watch inside. Do you think people think people wear watches to know the time? No. Most people look only on their smartphone to know the time. Rarely people go for watches. Then what makes people wear it? It is for nothing, but wearing a watch can show the person to be superior. I hope that this is the reason for that.

  1. Statues of God

Statues are also good gift ideas but don’t go for heavy one and really big ones. Just pick the idols which are about the size of your hand. I suggest you pick a metal one over a stone statue in order to show your standard. Picking Ganesha and Lakshmi idol would be a wonderful piece of gift at the Diwali time.

  1. Greens and bonsai

This is one the cheap and best method of gifting to a person. Not only the person but also the environment is also gifted by the green saplings.  Find some unusual trees or flowers which are not dominant in the vicinity of your dwelling. Such tress would get a lot of care and concern when compared to trees that are available in that region. You can also go for bonsai trees, which recipients can use as ornamental plants.

  1. Lamps and lanterns

Not all people will be ready to give away this gift on a day of the special occasion. Check out the nearby market to get some colorful and well-designed clay lamps. Buy some of them and you can pack them as a gift to your neighbor. Lanterns of various models can also be awarded as gifts.

  1. Mobile accessories

There are so many persons in this world who just focus on buying the smartphone. They underestimate the usage of small accessories and they never buy that. You can get those items for your neighbor in the name of a gift. Try to get some pen drive, card readers, phone stand, mobile cable and such other small items for your neighbor and that would be a great gift.


Marathi Diwali wishes- How to wish your friend Happy Diwali in Marathi

Diwali is a very special occasion and it is one of the biggest festivals celebrated all over India. On this day, each and every member of the family gets together and celebrates with great enthusiasm. It is the perfect time to express your feelings through messages for wishes this Diwali or sending some new amazing Diwali wishes by greeting cards or quotes in the Marathi language.

Here are some top collections of happy Diwali wishes in Marathi along with Diwali messages and SMS in Marathi. People wish their family and friends happy Diwali by sending them cards and messages. So, you can text, mail or SMS to your loved ones for delivering your wishes on that auspicious day.


दिवाळीचा पहिला दिवा लागता दारी,
सुखाचे किरण येती घरी,
पुर्ण होवोत तुमच्या सर्व ईच्छा,
आमच्याकडुन दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!


गणेशपूजा, लक्ष्मीपूजा, दीपपूजा दिवाळीला,
उधाण येवो आनंदाला, उत्साहाला, हर्षालहासाला,
वंदन करूया मनोभावे आज त्या मांगल्याला.
दिवाळीच्या अमाप शुभेच्छा…!


धनलक्ष्मी, धान्यलक्ष्मी, धैर्यलक्ष्मी, शौर्यलक्ष्मी,
विद्यालक्ष्मी, कार्यलक्ष्मी, विजयालक्ष्मी, राजलक्ष्मी..
या दिपावलीत या अष्टलक्ष्मी तुमच्यावर धनाचा वर्षाव करोत,
शुभ दिपावली!

स्नेहाचा सुगंध दरवळला,
आनंदाचा दिवाळी सण आला…..
विनंती आमची परमेश्वराला,
सौख्य समृद्धि लाभो आपणा सर्वाँना…..

शुभ दिपावली

लक्ष लक्ष दिव्यांनी उजळुन निघो ही निशा,
घेऊनि येवो नवी उमेद नवी आशा,
सोबत आमच्या लक्ष लक्ष शुभेच्छा!

Let the firecrackers burn your sorrows, candles light up your life and colors make your life bright. Light a lamp to eliminate darkness and ignorance. Spread a message of love and happiness all around! Diwali is an amazing festival and is fully filled with fireworks, sweets, and fun. Send wonderful Diwali wishes, messages, quotes, and images to your loved ones to make this festival more memorable. It is time to celebrate and to thank god for his love and affection.

Wishing you a fabulous Diwali and a very successful year ahead! Have a happy and safe Diwali! Celebrate the festival of lights with your loved ones.


Happy Diwali Wishes in Tamil 2018

Diwali is the festival of lights with great enthusiasm. It is a grand festival where friends and families get together to share their happiness. There are greetings which can be sent through images or as greetings cards with those beautiful lines inside. People decorate their homes with clay lamps and create rangoli designs using colored powders or sand. This wonderful festival is the celebration of five days. Lighting of diyas and candles around the house, bursting crackers, worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are the chief rituals of this festival.

Diwali Wishes:

எங்கும் நிறைந்திருக்கும் ஒளியை போல் உன் வாழ்வில் ஒளி பரவட்டும்,
உனது நாட்கள் எல்லாம் இனிதாக அமையட்டும்,
வெற்றி உனதாகட்டும்,
இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

பல வண்ணங்கள் கூடிய விளக்குகள் எங்கும் எரிகின்றது,
இனிப்புகள் எங்கும் நிறைந்திருக்கிறது,
வான வேடிக்கைகள் விண்ணை பிளக்கிறது,
எங்கும் மகிழ்ச்சி நிறைந்து வழிகிறது,
நாம் அனைவரும் கூடி இந்த இனிய தீபாவளியை கொண்டாடுவோம்,
இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!


இன்று புனிதமான தீபாவளி பண்டிகை,
நமக்கு எல்லா மகிழ்ச்சியும் கொடுக்கும்படி இறைவனிடம் பிராத்திப்போம்,
இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

இறைவன் உனக்கு எல்லா வளங்களும், ஆரோக்கியமும் கொடுக்கட்டும், மகிழ்ச்சியும், சந்தோசமும் உனதாகட்டும்,
இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

உன் ஆசைகளும் கனவுகளும் நிறைவேறட்டும்,
இந்த நாள் உனது நாளாக அமையட்டும்,
இருள் நீங்கி உன் வாழ்வில் ஒளி வீசட்டும்,
இனிய தீபாவளி வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

இந்த இனிய நாளாம் தீபாவளி உனது குடும்பத்தில் சந்தோசத்தை கொண்டுவரட்டும்
உனக்கு எனது இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துகள்!

May the joy, cheer of this divine festival surround you forever. May the happiness that this season brings may brighten your life. And, hope the year brings you luck and fulfills all your dreamiest dreams. Let the light of lamps brighten your life, and give you success and guidance to walk towards your dreams. Open your doors for Goddess Lakshmi, pray to Ganesha for wisdom and goodwill.

This Diwali, wish your loved ones, far and close, a very happy and blessed Diwali with these messages and greetings. May the beauty of Diwali season fill your home with happiness, and May the coming year provide you with all that brings you joy! Wishing you a Happy Diwali!