Diwali Celebrations and Awesome Tips
Diwali is celebrated by Indians all over the world with joy and fervor on the occasion of the slaying of demon Narakasura by Satyabhama, the wife of Sri Krishna. Narakasura was the son of earth goddess, Bhudevi, who got the blessings of Brahma that nobody could kill him except his mother. Satyabhama was believed to be the incarnation of Bhudevi. It is celebrated on the new moon night of Lunar month Kartika. Starting from Dhanteras, Diwali is celebrated for five days in many regions of India.
Dhanteras is celebrated as birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Dhanvantari, the god of health. Plenty of people perform shopping on this day, especially gold and silver jewelry. Naraka Chathurdasi is celebrated as mini Diwali by decorating their homes with Rangoli and lamps, and burning crackers. Diwali is the main festive day on which people burn crackers, and exchange sweets and other gifts. People perform Lakshmi puja on this day and decorate their homes with lamps. The succeeding day of Diwali is Padwa and celebrated as the husband and wife relationship day. Newly married couples are invited to feasts by their relatives and acquaintances. Husbands give gifts to their wives. And the last day is Bhai Dooj, which is celebrated for the brother and sister relationship. On this day, women and girls perform special pujas for the well-being of their brothers and feast with them. Gift exchanging is done as well.
- Firing of crackers lead to environment and sound pollution. So, minimize the firing of crackers to reduce the pollution.
- Stay away with crackers that lead to heavy noise pollution as it may disturb others as well.
- Wear cotton clothes and put cotton or ear plugs while firing crackers.
- Always burst the crackers in open places.
- Keep the fireworks in closed boxes and away from lightening lamps and candles.
- Wear footwear while bursting crackers.
- Keep enough water in buckets to use in emergency conditions.
- Ensure the fireworks are off before keeping them aside.
- Don’t throw the busted fireworks on the road. Collect all of them and throw in the dustbins at the end.
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