Monday, 26 September 2016

7 Ways How To Celebrate Diwali Well

1. Splurge
Diwali is the perfect time to make yourself and your loved ones feel good, and what better than shopping. Diwali is considered a good time for shopping, hence use it as the perfect excuse to lose your restraints and splurge your money.

2. Give Your House a Makeover
This is a good time to give your house a new (read cleaner) look. If your house resembles a garbage dump, its time to pull up your socks and go on a major cleaning drive. In case you are one of those guys who keep their homes spick and span, you can change the decor of your house. Try giving your walls a new color, fill the house with flowers and lamps to create a festive aura around you.

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3. Socialize
During Diwali, almost everyone is in the mood and, more importantly, free to celebrate. Without the stress of impending work on the mind, it is the best time to catch up with friends. Either pay a visit to their houses or organize a do at your own place. Keeping in mind the festive trend, a card party can be the perfect way to have fun as well as catch up on a lot of lost time.

4. Go Easy on the Calories
We don't need to tell you that Diwali also translates into sweets, sweets and more sweets. All that sweating it out in the gym takes a dip with the onset of the festival as it is almost impossible to say no each and every time you're offered the good old mithai or other high-cal delicacy. Instead of saying no each time, you could opt for dry fruits and roasted stuff instead of fried ones.

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5. Make it a Family Affair
The saying that 'family comes first' holds especially true during festivals. Spending Diwali with your family helps in strengthening your bond. In case you live away from your family, book your tickets and get yourself amongst people that matter the most to you. The pampering that you're gonna get from your folks is only an added advantage.

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6. Indulge in Charity
A good way to make your Diwali a happy one, would be to brighten somebody else's day. There are a lot of underprivileged people out there who equally love the fervor surrounding the festivities but do not have the means to celebrate. You can either distribute sweets/ clothes to poor kids, or get in touch with any charity organization if you want to go an extra mile in trying to help the needy.

7. Say No to Firecrackers
Yes. We are all aware of the adverse effects that firecrackers have on our environment but continue to turn a bind eye to it. Apart from leading to hazardous air and noise pollution and adding to the cause of global warming, it also has a traumatizing effect on our pets. What we need to remember is that Diwali is a festival of 'lights' and not 'noise' and 'smoke', therefore, try and avoid bursting firecrackers as much as possible.

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Celebration of Diwali 2016- How To Celebrate Diwali

Diwali, celebrated in October or November each year, originated as a harvest festival that marked the last harvest of the year before winter. India was an agricultural society where people would seek the divine blessing of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, as they closed their accounting books and prayed for success at the outset of a new financial year. Today this practice extends to businesses all over the Indian subcontinent, which mark the day after Diwali as the first day of the new financial year.

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Indians celebrate with family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, strings of electric lights, bonfires, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi. Some believe that Lakshmi wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed. People open their doors and windows and light lamps to invite Lakshmi in.
Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.

Hindus interpret the Diwali story based upon where they live:
In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.

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Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
In western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.
In all interpretations, one common thread rings true—the festival marks the victory of good over evil.

Non-Hindu communities have other reasons for celebrating the holiday:
In Jainism, it marks the nirvana or spiritual awakening of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.
In Sikhism it marks the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru was freed from imprisonment.

Five Days of Diwali

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On the first day of Diwali, people consider it auspicious to spring clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils.

On the second day, people decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand.
The third day is the main day of the festival when families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities.

The fourth day is the first day of the new year when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season.

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On the last day of Diwali, brothers visit their married sisters who welcome them with love and a lavish meal