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Diwali also popularly known as Deepawali, is one of the most significant and vibrantly celebrated by the Hindus. It is the quintessential festival of lights when the entire country is brightly lit up with diyas, candles and electric lights. People decorate their houses with a special colourful art called rangoli. It is primarily drams or painted with powder colours. In fact, Deepawali literally means queue of diyas (lights).
Diwali 2023 Date
Diwali 2023 date is 12 November 2023. Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of the Hindu luni-solar month of Kartik as per Hindu calendar. People across the world will celebrate Diwali on 12 November 2023 with lights, diyas, pujas and great pompous.
Mythological Significance of Diwali
According to the epic Ramayan, Lord Ram came back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile with his wife Maa Sita and brother Laxman on this day. Back then people of Ayodhya welcomed Lord Ram by lighting up diyas in every house to brighten up his path towards the palace.
Symbolism of Diwali
Diwali is celebrated as the festival of lights, rejoicing and positivity. The light of diya is symbolic of bright and beautiful minds and the defeat of evil, jealousy, greed, anger and lust.
Why Avoid Using Crackers in Diwali 2023?
Usually, People celebrate Diwali with fireworks. However, as crackers and fireworks result in massive air pollution, therefore governments of various States have declared a ban on fireworks. People should respect this decision to minimize air pollution and conserve our environment. At the end of the day, festivals are celebrated to revere our past while praying for a better future.
How to Celebrate Diwali Safely and Eco-Friendly?
Diwali is a festival of lights and joy, not smoke and noise. Therefore, avoid the use of firecrackers. Instead, bring home more lights and sweets to enjoy with your family and friends.
- Use eco-friendly diyas and candles. People can opt for eco-friendly alternatives made from cow dung, beeswax, or soy wax.
- Decorate with natural materials. People should opt for natural materials such as flowers, leaves, and twigs for decoration.
- Avoid using plastic wrapping. People should use sustainable wrapping materials such as recycled paper or cloth bags.
- Dispose of waste properly. After Diwali celebrations are over, people should ensure to dispose of waste properly. This includes recycling all recyclable materials and composting food scraps.
- Avoid the use of firecrackers. Firecrackers can cause air and noise pollution, as well as pose a fire hazard, hence people should avoid firecrackers.
Addda247 wishes you all a safe and lit-up Diwali. May all your wishes come true this festival and you enjoy more happiness and contentment with your loved ones. Moreover, all the best for your preparation for the upcoming Government teaching job exams and other essential teaching competitive exams.