Sunday, November 09, 2008


Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated on account of Lord Rama’s, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana’s return from 14 years exile and from a war in which he killed demonic king Ravana. It’s a five day festival and all these five days are exciting in every household of India. People get together, visit friends and relatives to pass good wishes. Children enjoy by bursting fire-crackers and houses are decorated with lots of oil lamps and lanterns. We had abundance of sweets pouring from all over. Traditionally, fifth day also marks the beginning of New Year for the business community as new books of accounts are opened and old are closed.

As a kid I remember we being given vacation home work during Diwali holidays and the most obvious assignment used to be an essay on Diwali. Above was a short summary of those essays.

This year we celebrated the festival at our new house in Pune. Atmosphere in Pune was very enchanting and was filled with fun and frolic amidst the economic slowdown. To double up, my sister and brother-in-law also joined us in the celebration. They were on a short visit to India. Although, this post has come little late than it’s time, wishing you all a very happy Diwali and prosperous new year ahead !!!

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