Monday, October 24, 2011

Diwali – The festival of light

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the most important Hindu festivals. The auspicious festival is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country with zeal and zest. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Hindu Lord Rama and gives us an opportunity to connect to our roots. The festival brings with it the spirit of joy, happiness, togetherness and merrymaking with enlightening celebration. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

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The term Diwali is synonyms with gifts, crackers and sweets. Gift packs with a variety of delicacies can be seen at every nook and corner of the country. Friends and relatives exchange gifts to express love and happiness. Indulging in sweets, shopping, meeting our loved ones and gifting are the essentialities of Diwali.

Diwali celebration is marked by brightened diyas, mouth-watering delicacies and gifts to family, friends, clients, business associates and almost everyone you know. The drawing of Rangoli, a traditional Hindu art form is an important religious ritual. In the evening, earthen lamps are lit in rows. Candles and colorful strings of electric lights brighten up the environment. Wearing bright clothes and striking jewellery adorn the atmosphere.

By Hindu Calender, Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is believed that the Hindu goddess of wealth, good luck and prosperity pays her visit to homes to bless people.

It must be mentioned that despite the numerous religious and regional differences, Diwali knits the country together. It spreads the message of love and strong bonding. Exchanging gifts, spending time with family, praying together, feasting together…this is what Diwali celebrations mean. It definitely connotes fun, frolic, feasting, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, enjoying fireworks, playing cards and a lot more.

Kesari Tours wishes all of you a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous year! 

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