Diwali is the festival of lights. It is also known as Deepawali. It is a Hindu festival. It usually falls in the month of October. But the exact date varies from year to year. Diwali celebrates Rama’s return home when he defeated the demon king Ravana.
Diwali is an occasion of great joy. Every family is busy since morning on the day of Diwali. People wear new clothes. Visits are exchanged between friends and relations.
Gifts are given and taken.
In the evening, earthen lamps are lit in front of every house. On this day, prayers are offered to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth for success and prosperity.
How did I see it?
This time I was in Cuttack with my brother on Diwali. Me and my brother’s children were busy decorating my brother’s house. We hung a variety of photos on the wall.
We put colored bulbs on the front wall of the house. Apart from this, we have placed many earthen diyas on the terrace. In the evening we lit electric bulbs and earthen lamps.
The view was brilliantly bright. In the evening we hired two rickshaws. Inside Cuttack, the whole family was in a tizzy.
Nayasarak appeared best in the decor. We enjoyed the view. We enjoyed the fire works here and there in Cuttack.
Diwali is a very entertaining festival. Some people give scientific importance to this occasion. They say that by lighting a lamp, harmful insects and insects are destroyed.
In fact, we saw that a large number of insects were dying in the lamps. At every place of celebration. But were they really harmful?