Rocking Diwali celebration

Hostess Mesha Matta (second right) with her friends all dressed in beautiful Indian regalia. Photo supplied.

From tongue-tingling South Indian cuisine to henna tattoos, fancy footwork with some cool Bollywood and hip hop moves, more than 100 people had a blast celebrating Diwali at the Matta residence on Saturday evening.

Fun and festivity at the Diwali celebration.

Weeks of dance practice was put in by around six couples and their children who entertained the guests with non-stop dance performances.

An antique cycle rickshaw all the way from Bangladesh. Times photo Farida Master.

The guests also had a chance to have a taste of the fancy cupcakes baked by reality show star, flight attendant Sonali Thakur from <ITALICS>The Great Kiwi Bake Off currently showing on TVNZ 2.

Adding to the eclectic backdrop was a modified antique cycle rickshaw from Bangladesh borrowed from one of the Kiwi neighbours that added to the ambience and was a perfect photo prop.

The Mattas had thrown open the doors to their home in Botany to friends, families, neighbours and colleagues for the annual Diwali celebration.

Both Mesha and her husband Haresh, along with daughter Diya, also a dancer with Neverland Dance Studio who competes internationally, were the perfect hosts who made sure everyone had a rocking Diwali celebration.



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