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Monday, October 27, 2008

The festival of lights, Diwali is being celebrated in India.. Though it is the biggest and important festival of the Hindus, but people of different nationalities, races, religions and backgrounds also come together to celebrate their universal brotherhood and inter-religious harmony, on this day.

What i feel so excited about, is the beautifully lit up streets with lamps called diya's which is done to greet the goddess Lakshmi(goddess of wealth). This goddess is known to visit each home and grant luck and wealth to everyone that welcomes her into their homes, through the open doors and windows.

The festival is celebrated for about five days, and on the third or fourth day the worshiping of the goddess takes place late evening, and sweets and specially made dishes are served to guests and friends who come over to exchange greetings and gifts.

The most, most exciting thing that takes place for even those that are not worshipers is the bursting of fire crackers, and my kids love this part!! I think almost child awaits this festival because of all the lights, food and enjoyment that this festival brings along with it.

But there is lots more to this traditionally celebrated festival, if you want to know more please visit HERE .. I've also known so more i never knew before!! Wish everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali/deepawali!!


  1. coolingstar9 said...
    Singapore was a pubic holiday for this great festival, different race, religion like brother and sister to celebrate it.
    Wish all human beings peaceful always, all hug each others like in heaven.
    bluedreamer27 said...
    oh thanks for sharing us information about India culture and celebration
    is it simillar to new year? like having fire works display?
    have a great day and belated happy halloween

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