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Diwali Celebration Is Really Great :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Diwali Celebration Is Really Great :) Reply with quote

Diwali honors the arrival of Rama and Sita, in the tale from the Ramayana. The tale shows how good triumphs over darkness.

Here is a short frame of the story:

Prince Rama and his wife, Sita, are expelled from their home in Ayodhya by their father the King. Rama's brother, Lakshmana, goes with them to be in a forest. They are dismissed for fourteen years.

Subsequent many peaceful years, Sita is stolen by the ten-headed demon Ravana. He takes Sita to his island of Lanka. With the help of the monkey fighter, Hanuman, Rama protects his wife.

The people of Ayodhya light divas (oil lights) in rows to supervise Rama and Sita back from the forest to Ayodhya. On their return, Rama is crowned king.

Gifts are transferred - often desserts or dips. Homes are painted and oil lamps are lit. Fireworks are another big part of the commemorations.

"On Diwali, we get up early about 6:30 am and put on our best dresses. I wear a sari, my girls wear shalwar kameez (popular dress) and my spouse also dresses traditionally.

The first thing we do is say our petitions and make offerings of fruit and tradtional Indian sweets. Then we go to our parents house to bow down to them and get their goods.
We also share funny Diwali jokes on social media. There are many updates from our friends about Diwali celebrations. I forward many Diwali jokes to my friends so that they can smile due to my funny Diwali status.

Then we go to the temple. After the temple we visit our family and friends to wish them a 'happy Diwali'.

We decorate our homes in bright reds, greens and yellows, and we light as many candles as possible. Diwali is all about filling your home with light and letting go of the gloom and the darkness."
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