Tuesday 24 October 2017

Diwali in its true Avtar

Diwali is the biggest festival for me and my family.We eagerly wait for this festival every year. Beginning of Navratras is the time when we start our preparations.But no time is enough as the time between Dusherra  and Diwali just flies so fast.First comes the cleaning part which I honestly dont like much but its a must.In a way it is good as we prepare for the approaching winters when its not easy to clean the house or wardrobes in such detail.But the cleaning exhausts me completely.Its also a time of treasure hunt as I discover so many things in my cupboard and drawers which I never knew ever existed.Second phase is shopping which I completely love.But the budget controls my splurging as there is no end to my shopping spree.We purchase new utensils,clothes for everyone and lots of mithais.Then me and my brother wrap these gifts nicely with personal notes.On choti Diwali we start visiting our relatives, neighbors and friends homes and shower them with gifts and sweets.

Then comes the main Diwali day which I always feel is the shortest day of the year.We begin our day early starting with making of rangoli and charan of Lakshmi Maa at the entrance.Then I help my mother in the kitchen as we make Gujjias,mathis,shakarparas for the feast.

The name Diwali comes from a Sanskrit word that means "row of lights."But unfortunately for some Diwali is the time to burn crackers and produce sound and air pollution.I remember My grandmother nani had a terrible time during Diwali as she was asthmatic and smell and smoke of crackers made her miserable to breathe.People should understand that Diwali should be a good memorable and happy time for everybody.This time as the court ban of crackers in Delhi was imposed I was very hopeful many would breathe with relief.However on the Diwali day people still managed to burn crackers in large quantity.I believe its a duty of the parents to educate their children.

Lets pledge that each year Diwali is a Happy and Healthy occasion for one and all. 

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