Diwali Celebration through my Cell Phone’s Eye!

Posted on October 28, 2011


I hope everyone is getting, what this post is all about by its name itself. As the name suggest this post is all about the celebration of diwali in India which I saw in my eyes, but I want you to see it through my cell phone’s 2.0 Mega Pixel camera(So please do not complain about picture quality).

Diwali Celebration

View from balcony on diwali evening!!
View from roof top…. polluted air is visible 🙂

There will be every possibility that you are going to find a headline in any news paper In India the day after diwali, i.e. “Air Pollution & noise pollution increased In India on diwali day.” Yes it’s a worrying factor, but I only see the happiness, the joy, the togetherness among all the people on that day while celebrating diwali together. Yes the another scientifically proven advantage of celebrating diwali is that all the mosquitoes & dangerous insects are going to die with the smoke of those burning crackers. Although i know the second reason is not good enough to convince you that we are celebrating diwali in the right way. But i will discuss that some other day. Today I am going to try only to give glimpse of how we celebrated diwali and why we celebrate it.

 Lighting the Fire Crackers
The great escape :)….Running after lighting the Fire Crackers

It time to burst!!..... Dhadammmmm.... 🙂

My parents like lots of other grown up people of my country say that, it’s nothing but lighting fire on money. But I never make them understand that what if we are lighting fire on the money, what if we are increasing the air pollution & noise pollution by firing the crackers on this day; just see the joy & happiness in our face, just see how this festival making all of us connected & giving a reason to celebrate life.

Diwali (also called as Deepavali) is one of the most important festivals In India. The name diwali came from Sanskrit word deepavali which means “row of lamps”. This is also called as “Festival Of Lights”.

How Diwali Celebrated – People Celebrate this festival by lighting the earthen lamps(diya), lighting their home with stunning electric illuminations, perferming the puja and bursting crackers.

The lighting of earthen lamps on the moonless diwali night has a significance, which is the end of darkness of  “ignorance ” and the beginning of light that enlightens all.

Why It is Celebrated-

It is a festival which is celebrated in Indian from ancient times. Lots of people give different reasons for it celebration. I even do not know all of them. Still I am giving you all those reasons behind its celebration as per my knowledge.

  • According to Ramayana(It is one of the two great epics of india)- On this day Lord Ram the king of Ayodhya, after vanquishing Ravana returned to his land with his wife Sita & brother Lakhsman. So the people celebrated this day by lighting the whole Ayodhya with lamps.
  • According to Mahabharat (It is the other great epic of the India)- when the Pandavas appeared from their 12 years of banishment as a result of their defeat in the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice (gambling).,the people who loved the Pandavas celebrated the day by lighting the earthen lamps(diya).
  • Hindus celebrate the birth of the goddess Lakshmi and her marriage to Lord Vishnu on Diwali and seek her blessings for the coming year.
  • It is believed that Lord Vishnu killed an evil demon king Narakasura, who conquered both earth & heaven on the day before Diwali and rescued many women whom the demon had locked in his palace. So people of both heaven & earth celebrated this day.
  • Many Historians say that on this day, 56 BC King Vikramaditya, was crowned and declared to be a king.He was a very famous Hindu king of India, who was famous for his wisdom, bravery and large-heartedness. So the people of his kingdom celebrated this day with lightening the earthen lamps.

Do not think that these much reasons are there behind celebration of Diwali in India. Lots of other reasons are also there which I even do not know. I also do not know which one among them is correct one. But the best thing is that this festival gives reasons to me & lots of other people in my country to celebrate without even knowing the correct reason behind celebration.