HAPPY DIWALI 🙂
Well, this time i had to be straight forward. I am too busy and excited to create a whole background for the post. 😛 .
But not too tired to wish all my readers and their families a very Happy Diwali . 🙂 ❤
A festival and tired? well ,that’s how it works 😉
All the sweets that we eat on diwali and all the beautiful gifts we receive are all preceded by days of hard work of cleaning the house . Uh-oh , my house is otherwise clean too 😛 , but the diwali spirit definitely brings on an another level of cleanliness freaks in us Indians , trust me 🙂 😛
Diwali is one of the most awaited and biggest , huge (est?) festival of India. It is a symbol of the victory of goodness over evil . So as the folklore goes, Diwali is celebrated because years and years ago Lord Ram came back to his city of Ayodhya ( after 14 years of exile in forests and freeing his beloved wife Sita from Ravana ) amidst huge fan fare. Sweets were distributed , the city enlightened by lamps and thus continues the tradition today .
Deepawali ( Deep in Hindi means a lamp ) or Diwali is the festival of light. Every nook and corner of the country is lit with colourful lights (since at least a week before). On the day of diwali ,( that means tomorrow, since today is the Diwali eve ) the entire family gathers , exchange gifts, sweets among lots of merriment . In the evening , in every home there is ” Pooja” . People pray to Lord Ganesha (for well being and good life ) and Goddess Lakshmi ( for wealth and prosperity ) . There after the homes are lit with “diyas” and candles . People also make colourful Rangolis outside their homes.
Thereafter , the kids and young adults go out and burst crackers ( which i strongly oppose because of the terrible air and noise pollution ) .
And like we all know , no Indian festival is complete without a sumptuous feast 😛 . Basically for me, its like the best is reserved for the last 😉 . So , there is tasty ,yummy , mouthwatering food ( I am already drooling for tomorrow , haha 😛 ) with an equally satisfying dessert .
Well , that’s DIWALI for you guys ! 🙂
P.S This is just a lay (wo)man version of Diwali and its whys’ and hows’ . This will clear your minds if you are absolutely blank about why we Indians go crazy this time of the year 😛 . DO NOT REFER IT FOR ANY HOME ASSIGNMENTS ;). OR if you are a die-hard-all rituals and reasons and customs -need-to-be-mentioned type of person .
P.P.S HAPPY DIWALI 🙂 🙂 . MAY IT BE PROSPEROUS FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE 😀 😀 . ( specially if you are reading my blogs 😉 )