Oct 222014



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.

Diwali festival of lights high rise with diwali lights

Diwali is a festival of lights and not cacophony of crazy cracker sounds

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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  10 Responses to “Diwali is a festival of Lights”

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  1. Hope you had a good Diwali Prasad! Our daughter is small and not very fond of bursting crackers, and we don’t plan to encourage her to burst any either! We grew up bursting crackers, but I agree they are waste of money, cause so much unnecessary pollution and are actually quite a nuisance!

  2. bright and colorful and belated diwali wishes 🙂

  3. Happy Diwali and Happy New Year!

  4. Wish you a very happy Diwali Prasad.

  5. Happy Diwali to you too. Diwali is a great time to spend time with friends and family. Enjoy.

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