Sunday, November 11, 2012

Days of Diwali...


Glorious festival of lights
Come this Deepawali
Let’s do something novel
Radiate some lives
Eradicate the gloominess
To help them relish 
This beautiful gift called Life



Holiday season is official family time... Here in India, Diwali, the biggest festival of our culture. It is celebrated across the nation with great excitement. The festival is mainly associated with lights as the name suggest Diwali i.e. Deepawali (the row of lighted lamps). Diwali is a five-day festival, it is marks as the beginning of the Hindu New Year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and candles, and little of fireworks and lots of sweets.



People decorate their home with beautiful diyas (earthen lamps) and make rangoli pattern in the courtyard and in front of the gate. They put flowers and mango leaves on their doors and windows as it is symbol of good fortune. Diyas and candles are placed on rooftops, rooms, and kitchen etc. On this day, people worship Lord Ganesha, the foremost of all Hindu Gods and Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. People exchange gifts and sweets with friends, relatives and neighbors and colleagues.




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