Celebrating an Eco Friendly Diwali: A festival of Lights
Diwali is the biggest festival in India celebrated across regions and religions. It started as a festival of lights when as per Ramayana Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile in the Jungles. When he returned to Ayodhya triumphant after defeating demon king Ravana the citizens of Ayodhya illuminated the city with oil lamps, hence starting the tradition of ” Festival of Lights “. Notice Diwali or Deewali or Dipawali is a festival of lights, I am not sure when the tradition of burning crackers creeeped into the festivities making Diwali one of the most polluting days of year in India.
Some days ago I wrote a post for The Alternative on celebrating an Eco-friendly Diwali that you can check here in detail.
Wishing all the readers of desi Traveler a very happy, prosperous and eco-friendly Diwali. Remember Diwali is a festival of LIGHTS and not blasting CRACKER SOUND
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