DIWALI – The Occasion Of Brightness

Posted by Ankit Srivastava | Posted on November 11, 2015

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the best and the prettiest festivals ever known. It is also known as Deepawali. This is celebrated by each and every person, be it rich or poor, Hindu or Muslim. People of each religion have their own reasons behind celebrating it. Like, Hindus celebrate it because of the victory of lord Ram where as Jains celebrate it in the memory of lord Mahavir.

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Be it any reason behind the celebration but the real reason is that it signifies victory of light over darkness, good over evil, right over wrong, hope over fear. It is celebrated with beautiful lights all over the house, street, shops. You see each and every corner shining. It seems like everything around you is full of joy. People forget their problems and get into the flow of brightness. The fireworks enlighten the beauty and shine of this festival. The charm that it fills in the city is mindblowing. We normally see a crowd gathering on the road just to see these ostentatious firework. This is the best festival season to get over with rivalries, as people all around are so happy celebrating and passing around sweets and gifts, that even rivals could turn into friends.

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Basically people in India have a common way of celebrating it. Pre-diwali all the homes and offices are cleaned,painted and renovated with the belief that this will throw out all the sadness and invite happiness. People light their homes, make it brighter with the diyas and also make rangolis.

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How can I forget to mention the fireworks? Going to the top of the city and viewing it,is just fabulous. Since a few years we can see these amazing variety of fireworks. This drives every child crazy. It feels like the stars are falling from the sky,I tries to catch them but all of them could fly. All of this looks so pretty. But yes it even harms the enviorment, so we should make sure that all the fireworks are done inlimits This goes on for four days.

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The first day is known as Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Diwali, Bhai dooj. These days are said to be sacred for Hindus, Jain, Sikhs, Buddhist. People of many religions believe in fasting on this auspicious day of diwali. They say that this burns their sins. So here we have different people with different believes,but all of them with the same enthusiasm for this festival.

Diwali is a peak season for shopping. There is highest purchasing for clothes, gold, sweets and fireworks. Investing, purchasing and spending is said to be auspicious in Diwali as it is related to Lakshmi, the godess of wealth. People dress up in the best of their outfits.

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Diwali is a bright festivals which bring brightness in everyones life and destroys evil. It also contributes in bringing unity on grounds of religion, region and caste. Unfortunately only the four days of Diwali are celebrated with this enthusiasm.

Lets hope that in a coming few years we see that everyday is Diwali. Lets fill each of our days with joy and brightness.


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Ankit Srivastava

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Ankit Srivastava is a Digital Marketing Strategist by profession & Blogger by passion. He loves writing on various topics as per his interest. Apart from blogging, he is a big foodie & love clicking pictures of his favorite food items. Whenever he gets free time from all this, he goes to explore different places of India. Read more


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