diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

Diwali – more than a fest,

The word Diwali is enough to bring a smile to all of our faces. As we all know that India is a country which celebrates festivals throughout the year, so there is always a wave of happiness, joyfulness, fun and unique energy which leads to the life full of new experiences and enjoyments. In India, there are lot many festivals which Indian people celebrate throughout the year which could be according to their religion, state, seasonal or cultural beliefs. One of them which is favourite of most of us, is Diwali, the reason of categorising it as our favourite could be different, it could be because of new clothes, gifts, sweets, meets to our close ones or crackers or anything but the fact is that it is because of the feel of happiness and enjoyment which we get through the lights and meets. Everyone like the colourful lights, decoration and not the dark and Diwali is the festival of lights itself which makes it so special to all of us. Whether it’s a Hindu person or belonging to any other religion , doesn’t matter, matters matter he happiness and there is no one doesn’t, so there is not a clear restriction that it’s only a festival of Hindu, even a person who belongs to any other religion can celebrate Diwali. That’s the way these festivals bind us all in a single thread like a family. let’s see what is Diwali all about-

About Diwali-

Diwali, the word Diwali is derived from Sanskrit word ’dipavali’ which means a row of lights. Diwali, which is also known as festival of light and Deepawali, is celebrated not only in India but  all across the India by Hindus, Sikhs, Janis and some of the Buddhist people but also in some parts of world. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm as it is celebrated as a victory of good over evil and truth over lies.

When do we celebrate Diwali?

Diwali is been celebrated since time immemorial, on the day of amavasya of Kartik month, it is celebrated 20 days after, when lord Ram killed Ravana as to destroy the evil deeds and emotions which one should never possess , like, ego, anger, aggressive nature, selfishness, and the feel of being sadistic, which could lead to end of humanity.

Why do we celebrate Diwali?

illustration of Lord Rama coming back on Happy Diwali Holiday background for light festival of India

Diwali is celebrated every year, as a symbol of victory of  good over evil, it’s the day when  Lord Ram, one Lorde prince of Ayodhya, came back to his home town Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years. He was accomplished by his wife Sita and stepbrother Lakshman, so the day he returned back to Ayodhya with Sita and Lakshman, people of Ayodhya welcomed all three, specially lord Rama and sita. Their upcoming king and queen, with their deep heart emotions and love by lighting the entire city and decorated it as a new bride. And after that, this day is celebrated as Diwali.

How to celebrate Diwali?

 This five-day festival starts with Dhanteras, which is a symbol of upcoming good luck, wealth, and prosperity. On this day people usually buy new jewellery and utensils as a belief that this metal would work as a lucky charm. After that, Choti Diwali, on the day of Choti Diwali people worship their ancestors. Then on Govardhan puja, people worship Lord Krishna, and finally, Bhai dooj, the day which is especially made for encouraging the love between brothers and sisters, marks the end of this festival season.

As it’s a festival of lights, people buy lights (lari) of different colors, to lighten up their surroundings, also they lighten up the Diyas and try to enlighten every corner in their surroundings. Along with these people at the moral value, they should have that they would not to hurt someone else neither through words nor through action, along with this, it is observed here, the act of charity and selflessness. That one should not think of only filling only his or her pocket but share at least some of that to others also who aren’t able to do this for themselves, so one should not be sadistic and selfish.

What people get through celebration this festival-

Diwali is a festival of lights, joy, optimism, enthusiasm, enjoyment, sharing, love, affection, meetings and a lot of moral values. We all know that life isn’t easy there are ups and downs and exams at every step we take further isn’t easy to handle. So it’s a festival which gives an optimistic approach to the future, a one-day enjoyment to reduce stress and live happily. On Diwali, we exchange gifts and sweets and meet our friends and relatives and decorate our houses and enlighten every corner  of house which creates a good feeling inside our hearts and so feel relaxed. And then we can handle an even harder situation easily with a calm, rested, fresh mind, as it gives positive energy to all of us.

Diwali, is a festival which brings new hope, happiness and energy to take a way positive towards life and enjoy it. Now a days life is so complicated that on can’t be happy so easily especially when someone is alone far away from their close friends and relatives so, in that case also Diwali gives a good opportunity to meet them all and fresh n up our brain to get a feel of relaxation.

What all things to take care of-

On Diwali we all get excited especially for crackers and sweets, in spite knowing that some of us are not so capable to get rid of the smoke and the overall harm caused by eating sweets, so one should take care of them selves as well as others that, to limit the consumption of sweets and burning of crackers, which also leads environmental issues.

So, friends be positive toward life, enjoy your present life and don’t worry about your future, have faith and believe in yourself, look at those who are in worst situations, who has more difficulties in there life as compared to what you have, try to understand the wave of happiness, it’s not a readymade thing, you have to create it, so be happy and enjoy!! Happy Diwali.

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Abhimanyu Sharma

Hi...I am Abhimanyu Sharma, a web developer and designer living in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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