Diwali ‘the festival of lights’ is the most significance festival of world’s oldest religion Hinduism. About 800 + million people of all around the globe celebrate this festival every year in month of October or November. This is the biggest festival of India celebrated for 5 days with full of enthusiasm and happiness. this is a special occasion for everyone specially for the kids. preparation for a festival starts many days before. people start cleaning, decorating and renovating their house and office. Diwali is not only a special occasion for people but also a occasion to give a complete makeover to home and offices as well . Diwali is also the festival of shopping. there are so many special discounts and offers that business provide to their customers. according to belief – buying new things specially metal things during festival considered to be lucky or good. So, the best biggest sales of the Year usually hits the market during Diwali festival or some days before. the celebration start with Dhanteras then the festival continue with the Naraka Chaturthi on second day, Diwali on date third day, Govardhan on day 4 and Bhai Dooj on last day.
Diwali is a national holiday not just in India but in the whole Indian subcontinent like Sri Lanka, Fiji, Singapore, Malaysia and lots of other countries.
Religion significance of Diwali
Diwali is the day when Lord Rama came back along with Sita and Lakshman after completing 14 years of Vanvasi. To celebrate their coming back, Ayodhya vasi lighted the oil and ghee earthen diyas. In Sanskrit the meaning of Deepawali is the lightened rows of lamps. that’s why Diwali is also known as ‘festival of lights’. Decorate houses with lots of Diya and candle is the traditional of Diwali and every Hindu followed in with lots of happiness and enthusiasm.
people do worship Devi Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and God Ganesha (God of wisdom) on the occasion of Diwali to earn the blessing of wealth, prosperity and peace of life along with happiness.
Diwali coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginning and Trump of good over evil and light over darkness.
The spiritual meaning of Diwali is victory of light over darkness, good over evil and purity of soul over darkness of soul.
Diwali and food
Diwali has really close relation with food. Diwali is the occasion when people give sweets and gifts to each other. It is the tradition to use sweet specially laddu and Barfi in pooja as Bhog for Goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesha. traditionally people make Maalpua, halwa, kheer and other traditional desert in their homes. Diwali is the occasion when you ditch your strict diet and ones for a while just enjoy your favourite food without any guilt. But yes you have to do lots of exercise after Diwali because these food and sweets are highly saturated.
Diwali celebration and environment
Diwali is the day when black night becomes alive with thousand of sparkles take place in the Sky with crackling sound and the earth is lighten up with their divas, candles and light. Diwali is marked by large Fireworks display. the ears are filled with sound of firecracker and eyes are lighten up with light of fireworks in the sky. everything appears so Magical and mesmerizing on Diwali but on what cost.
Diwali is the festival of happiness not a festival of pollution. Diwali is the day of the biggest firecrackers and Fireworks display. the all types of firecracker release Co2 and other harmful gases in really large amount and These Chemicals smoke reacts with air particles and make our air poisonous.
for example – last year (2017) Delhi faced horrible afterward result of Diwali . As the air of Delhi is really already polluted. the polluted smoke was not depleted for several days and stayed in the environment which became the reason of most dangerous smoke. I remember when I visited Delhi in those days. The Air was so suffocated that you felt like you taking 10 cigarette smoke in your lungs with every single breath. it’s that polluted.
The crackers also effect heart patient and old people. Doctors strictly advised to the patient of lung infection, heart patient and diabetes to go out and inhale personal smoke of crackers in their lungs because it increase the risk of heart attack and other serious side effects.
Pollution Free Diwali
Diwali is the celebration of joy and happiness which we can still feel and enjoy with family and friends without those loud and poisonous firecrackers. Indian government running a program of pollution free Diwali all around the country. there are various organisation who working in this field and making people aware about the horrible consequences of environment harm. you can light the earth and candles to celebrate this auspicious occasion. some time small is better people use large amount of firecrackers just to show of others. if you still want to use firecrackers just use in small amount for enjoy not for show-off. Diwali is the time to forget your worries and enjoy with your family.
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