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November 12, 2012

Colourful Diwali

     Diwali is the only festival that is celebrated irrespective of the diversity in our traditions and culture by all.It also brings people of all ages together....

     Diwali is a festival celebrated on an epic scale all across India. The festival is marked by a display of fireworks, fun, food and prosperity. Here are some facts that edify the historical and mythological importance of Diwali.

      Lord Rama's Victory on Demon Ravana: It was this day (the new moon day of Kartik) on which Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana in Lanka. The citizens of Ayodhya celebrated the return of their beloved king Rama by decorating and illuminating the entire city.
             Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come. Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and is the last major celebration before winter. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Diwali is celebrated by all religions in India in a different style.
We can decorate our house in different ways.The above gives the information about the things which we use to decorate our home.
It is known to be the festival of lights.You can make your home more colourful with the beautiful diyas.
       These are small clay lamps with oil or ghee.We can also use wax,which are mostly found in aluminuim or bras diyas.


 We also have electrical lights which can be used to decorate house.These are available in all colours and shapes.

       These are designed with rice flour or a chalk.It can be made colourful by using colours or can be filled with flowers and also can be decorated with diyas.



      Also called as Door Hangings,these are used to decorate the main entrance door.Basically we use mango leaves or flowers to decorate but now-a-days we also get handicrafted torans.


The bursting of crackers symbolizes the success of good over evil. Traditionally, firecrackers were burnt to celebrate the return of Lord Ram. Since it was no moon night, people of Ayodhya had lit the entire kingdom with earthen lamps and burst firecrackers to express their joy. Childrens pay more interest in firing these crackers.
This is the festival which brings all people together and gives a immense happiness.  
              People exchange sweets as a token of happiness and to strengthen the bond between them.


    May your home be filled with good vibes and intensively positive aura as we celebrate.  
                           Wish you and your family a  happy and safe diwali.....

                                                                                                                        Home Maker.  


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