The lights are bright, the colours explode
Feel the magic of Diwali unfold;
This is the season to love and be loved,
A time when all are one.
Diwali is a time for bliss;
With a prayer on your lips and love in your heart
This is a day you just can’t miss!
Finally the time of the year has arrived where the merriment is at its fever pitch, the markets are bustling with people, lights are scintillating in every corner, streets are reverberating with the sound of crackers and the delightful scent of flowers and sweets has filled the air around us.
Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm across the length and breadth of India.
Observed each year to commemorate the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile and defeating Ravana, this festival symbolises the win of good over evil. To mark this, people across the country clean every nook of their houses and decorate them with flowers, illuminate diyas, make colourful rangolis, exchange gifts, worship the deities and spread oneness and love.
The weeklong festival is considered to be one of the most auspicious times in the Hindu religion and teaches us to live in harmony by promoting the feelings of brotherhood and unity amid diversity.
This season brings with itself a lot of cheerfulness and exuberance and is awaited by people of all age groups.
“With happiness to all and sorrow to none,
The festival of lights Diwali has come.”
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Article by: Anushi Garg
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