Deepawali is a significant Hindu festival of India. The festival is celebrated every year either in the month of October or November. The significance of lighting Diyas on Diwali is reflected in the fact that the word Deepawali has itself been created from the word Deep which means a glittering lamp.
Every house is decorated with vibrant and colourful lightings and flowers. Traditionally, people celebrate the festival by lighting earthen lamps with cotton wicks and candles. They also prepare a number of delicious recipes and wear traditional Indian clothes. People worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi on this day to attain good fortune and prosperity in their lives.
The mythological significance of this festival is that people of Ayodhya celebrated the homecoming of Lord Rama who returned after 14 years of exile with his brother Laxman and wife Seeta on this day. The lighting of Diyas signifies that our beautiful mind needs to be enlightened and all the negativities like hatred, jealousy, greed, lust, and anger burn out with the same.
People also celebrate this festival by lighting up the sky in various colours. But they forget that these firecrackers are having a detrimental effect on the environment and the humankind as well. So, you should take up a social responsibility of celebrating the festival with peace and without polluting the environment.
May God bless you all with lots and lots of happiness and contentment in your life. Eat lots and lots of sweets, do not forget to sit to study for an hour or two or more, and promote Green Diwali.
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