Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Diwali- Lights of delight.
I remember there used be essays in exam “Your favourite Festivals". I always like to write "Diwali" as my favourite festival. Diwali; the festival of lights. This brings lots of lumination in our life with wealth, knowledge & happiness to the darkness of poverty & sorrow of life. Diwali is one of the most colorful, sacred and loveliest festivals.
It is celebrated once a year with nice joy and enthusiasm throughout the Hindu origin communities around the world. It marks the happy come back of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years’ exile. It's a pageant of lights and festivities. It comes after twenty days after Dussehra, the Ravan was killed.
Diwali or Deepawali means an arrangement of lamps devoted to the souls of ancestors as it is common believe that this is night when they comes to visit us and bless for our wealth. According to some other believe Lord Kubera, Lord Ganesha & Goddess Laxmi is worshiped in this evening to earn more wealth.
A number of days before Diwali, houses, buildings, shops and temples are completely cleaned, coloured and adorned with pictures, models and flowers. They give the impression of being as beautiful as a newly, married lady. Beautiful pictures are hung on the walls and everything is tip-top. Fresh foods & sweets are cooked & catered to friends, neighbours & guests. According to some other believe lightening fireworks with family & friends is to facilitate the festival with lights & sounds to keep away bad spirits from our reach.
It brings Fairy lights everywhere! No dark - only lights. The night is transformed into day with lights. Shoppers’-delight shopping is a must for families; gifts, new clothes & food for the food lovers and stuffers.
Family Reunions take place with pretty lot of people around in house. People are dressed on wealthy garments and roam around with a vacation mood. People exchange greetings and gifts or sweets on this day with Special Diwali Greeting.
Happy Diwali to all of my friends- It lends charm and delight to our life.