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Friday, October 17, 2008

Deewali 2008

Deewali 2008Diwali is the festival of lights. Diwali reminds us of the brilliant display of colorful fireworks and crackers, which explode in the dark nights. The festival arrives on the new moon day (Amavasya) of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. Almost everywhere in India old and young enjoys Diwali fireworks. Crackers on Diwali are the main attraction to the children. Earthen lamps or "diyas" are generally placed on the balcony or window edges to decorate the house. Nowadays the candles of various colors and forms have replaced earthen lamps. Even electric lights of different shapes and sizes are used to illuminate the dark of Diwali.

Safety

* It is advisable that all lamps and candles are put off when nobody is likely to be around. Its better not to leave lamps and candles burning all through the night long after the festivities are over.
* Its better to ensure that candles are not near any flammable material like wood, cloth or paper.
* Rockets should be handled carefully.
* To curb pollution from firecrackers and save the expenses, common community display of fireworks are becoming increasingly popular.

Diwali is incomplete without fireworks. Fireworks and crackers are used the world over, only the occasion differs in different countries.


1 Comment:

Lakshmi said...

Diwali - the joyous festival of lights. It ushers the harmony and hope in many hearts

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