Happy Diwali

Light Over Darkness (खुशिओं की सुरक्षा)

A dusky evening turning dark, yet not at all dark – what time of the year is it after all?!? Peeping through a small window, the skies and buildings look damn exotic – how do I express all this! For a person who always carries a slight flight fear and never looks down the window is unable to take her eyes off today! Yes, it’s Diwali – I always remember the one when I was coming back home from Pune for a much-awaited reunion with my family 💓. Such a flamboyant view downwards from the sky reaching the glittering buildings of Delhi while landing infused an inexplicable zest within – practically wearing down any fatigue from the journey.

Yesssssssssssss!!! It’s Diwali 💥💝💕💥

Light over darkness – good over evil – entire India sparks this message, with each part celebrating it in its own unique way exemplifying the country’s diversity. So, let’s peep through some of these today!

🪔 Celebrating Diwali a day in advance? People taking oil baths and a joyful evening full of crackles and crackers? Oooo, you are in Tamil Nadu!!

🪔 Exuberant pandals, decked up Goddess Kali, people lighting exact 14 🪔s outside their homes? OMG, you’ve landed our good old West Bengal!!

🪔 Millions of 🪔🪔🪔 lined up in an utterly staunch manner accompanied with a synchronized evening aarti? True, no guesses here – we all know where we are – Varanasi!!

🪔 Huge effigies of demon Narkasur being destroyed by Lord Krishna? Super! You are in a place people long to visit any time of the year – Goa!!

🪔 Exquisite shopping festivals and markets loaded with bright colors of red and orange? Be happy you’ve landed in the pink city of Rajasthan!!

🪔 Prayers to Goddess Lakshmi, entirely lit-up and golden Gurudwaras, candles all around, exchange of gifts, crackers bursting, and people feasting? Oh Balle Balle, tussi in your very own Punjab!!

🪔 Hearing phrases like Bestu Varas, Vaag Baras, Kali Chaudash, and Bhai Bij? Welcome to the sweet culture of Gujarat!!

🪔 Enchanted by hundreds of colorful diyas floating on water, leaving a mesmerizing effect on the ripples? Yes, it is the paradise on Earth – Kashmir!!

🪔 People burning jute sticks to remember their ancestors and seek their blessings? A unique culture of a unique state – Odisha!!

🪔 A soft shine of 21 diyas outside each home a day before Diwali with people cherishing the joy of Choti Diwali? And this is Bihar!!

🪔 Soft and spiritual celebrations, worshiping the love of a mother cow and her calf, observance of a full day fast? Quite contrary to what one can actually expect from a state like Maharashtra!!

And many more different ways in different parts yet forming a special connection within the entire nation.

Our team wishes the best of all Diwalis to our lovely readers.

Have a safe, happy, and peaceful one!

Avani Raj Arora

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