Essay No. 01
Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. With this festival are associated so many lores and legends. It marks the victory of Rama over Ravana. As a matter of fact, Diwali is the symbol of the victory of the forces of good over evil.
On the day of Diwali there are hectic activities all over the country. People call and invite their nearest and dearest ones. On this festival, sweets are made and distributed among friends and relatives. People indulge in fun and fro lean on the day of Diwali.
New clothes are worn by the young and the old, high and low. Children and teenagers are dressed in their most glittering and dazzling dresses. At the same time, during night, fire-works and crackers are also let off. The bright flames of the fire-works present and exquisite sight in the dark night.
The festival wears a lovely look. Everyone is well glad, gay and mirthful. Some celebrate it in the most enthusiastic way. Some indulge in gambling. Gambling according to gamblers, forms a part of Diwali festival and whosoever does not gamble, becomes a doney in his next life. At night the people illumine their houses, walls and terraces with earthen pots. These glittering lights in the darkness of night preset a bewitching spectacle. A part from houses, public buildings and Government offices are also lit up. The scene of lights and illuminations is very enchanting.
At the nights is performed `Lakshmi Puja’. The Hindus worship Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth on this. day. They pray, so that, Goddess Lakshmi may visit their houses.
Diwali festival is the festival of the whole country It is celebrated in every nook and corner of the country Thus, this festival also creates a sense of oneness among the people. It becomes the symbol of unity, India has been celebrating it even today which is both historical and religious.
Essay No. 02
India is known for its numerous festivals of different cultures and religions. Each religion has its own festivals. There are many festivals which are celebrated throughout India and Diwali, the festival of light is one such festival.
Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people. A legend is associated with this festival. This festival marks the victory of good over the evil. It is said that on this day Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman returned Ayodhya after the exile of fourteen years and in their honour, in the whole kingdom people lit diyas (clay lamps).
Diwali falls on the New Moon day of the month of Kartik. According to English calender it is in the beginning of November.
Days before Diwali, the houses, shops and buildings are whitewashed and are thoroughly cleaned as it is considered an auspicious occasion. People also buy new utensils. New clothes are worn by the young and old alike and they all dazzle on Diwali. In the evening people perform Lakshmi Pooja as per the tradition that Lakshmi may visit their homes. After that people burst crackers and feast on the delicacies especially prepared for the day. On this day some people also decorate their homes with colourful rangoli.
People invite their friends and relatives and exchange gifts and sweets with them.
On this day people eat, drink and enjoy to their full capacity and the sound of fireworks can be heard everywhere in cities and towns.
Some people also gamble at night thinking Goddess laxmi may smile over them but in truth gambling must never be allowed under any garb as it’s a social evil.
Most importantly Diwali creates a sense of oneness among the people like any other festival and this is the real thing to cherish.