Diwali is here again and you simply cannot resist the pomp and delight of this festival. We call it the festival of lights, not just in literary terms, but we mean it from our heart. Since, it also tries to enlighten the soul of the people celebrating it.
Diwali is the festival when we fight evil over the good. For all Indian, settled both in and outside India it is almost like a festival that has the full dose of fun and merriment. And thus people consider it to be as one of the favorite festivals among all the seasons.
However, there are some of the great and unique reasons that make Diwali best of all festivals. Here are seven of them which we think are valid and will be agreed by all the readers who go through this article.
- Diwali is so colorful and loud
The colors of Diwali are brighter than Holi. Everywhere you look around you will be finding colors dominating the surrounding. Be it the houses, shops or night sky we will find that right colors are the key to this festivals. Celebrated in the autumn season, Diwali is a festival which lights up the darker night like morning. Diwali is the festival meant for stringing light through the greenery in your backyard, in the front of your home or simply inside your home.
What we do to make things look colorful? – We paint our home, paint walls with exquisite decors, use new furnishing, put new furniture or simply the old ones, buy new utensils, decorate house with rangolis and electric lamps or simply use the DIY crafts to give a plunge of new decorations.
- Diwali and its food
How can we forget the food in Diwali. The home-made ‘pakwans’ or the traditional sweet dishes are the true essence of Diwali. You simply cannot think diwali without gujias, kaju katli, mewa mithai, anjeer ke mithai, gajar ka halwa, and lots more. And today we love to celebrate and wish Diwali with a number of customized chocolate hamper and personalized cakes as well.
- Diwali means big discounts of shopping
We won’t be wrong in saying if we call Diwali as the shopper’s festival. A festival that mixes all the glory and decoration, and to mark the beginning of the celebration we cannot miss out on shopping. Shopaholics simply wait for the big budget discounts whether it is online or offline. Just not discounts, it’s the latest fashion, trends and free gifts that keep the shoppers glued.
- Diwali without crackers is impossible
Though we have been putting up slogans to lit crackers that create less sound and air pollution, but we hardly bother about it on the evening of Diwali. We may try to control it with strict regulations, but the outcome is not satisfactory. These three days we celebrate with anars, fuljhadis, rockets, without caring about pollution level.
- Lighting up diyas is something auspicious
We cannot think of a Diwali without lighting Diyas at our home. Almost at every corner of our home we put those earthenwares, pur some oil or ghee and lighten the lamp to do away with all sorts of odds and evil powers.
- Decorating with rangolis is a must
We cannot keep our home from Rangoli decoration on the eve of Diwali. From North to South and to East to West, every home has a Rangoli decoration at their doorstep. It might be done with colors or may be with flowers or sometimes with rice powder and kumkum (turmeric).
- A day to make you realize you as a true Indian
In this cosmo corporate culture we almost forget where our roots are. At least, Diwali give us the reason to go back and celebrate traditionally. We buy our traditional outfits, maintain the rituals throughout the festival and simply savor all the delicacies to touch out roots at least for a day and feel like a true Indian.
So what are you up to this Diwali? Are these your reasons to make Diwali your favorite festivals or you have something more up the sleeve? Do share it with us.