I wanna wish all my Indian friends
in advance a  Happy Diwali
A friend told me a lot abt this. ( he told me its kinda of Christmas for U) .but i wanted to learn more  so I came to Wikepedia 

Diwali (also called Deepavali, दिवाली or दीपावली or தீபாவளி in Tamil) is a major Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Indian Buddhist festival/celebration. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. The reason for celebrating Diwali or Deepawali (lines of earthen lamps) is the return of Lord Ram, after killing Ravan (Demon) during his exile for 14 years. The day of killing Ravan is celebrated as Dussehra (19~21 days before Diwali). Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional diyas (as illustrated). Fireworks are associated with the festival in some regions of India.

Deepavali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja. It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships. For Jains it is one of the most important festivals, and beginning of the Jain year. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh faith.


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7 Responses to DIWALI

  1. Jitender says:

    It’s just another over-commercialized and misinterpreted event used by the modern MBA educated decadent lot to spread noise and mayhem and generally please the overburdening sense ot unrelieved vanity in most Indians.Whatever good there was behind the celebration of this festival is now lost among the profitability of it all so I guess you are right. This is like christmas for indians. All the goodness lost in commercialization of the festival and an excuse to commit all manner of outrageous excesses in the name of god.Not to mention the noise pollution and ruining of sleep for plenty of people.When people come out into the street to inconvenience other people, that is not celebration, it is socially acceptable violation. Kind of like sex and marriage in India.But then I guess you expected me to say something like this so I had thought I wouldn’t disappoint you. What the hell.What I find amazing is the shameless bold fact that hindus make such a big deal about the return of Ram to Ayodhya but completely ignore the fact of all the disasters perpetrated within a few days of his return. That part of the story is swept under the rug as being inconsequential because it shows that Ram wasn’t the great guy every one likes to think he is.There is far too much hypocrisy associated with this festival than I can stand, third world Indian or not.

  2. Trouble says:

    Thanks for the wishes Sweeti. M leaving for home tomorrow. Cya after coming back.Love,Divoo

  3. sonia says:

    Thanks for the Diwali wishes ,Sweeti..:)! It is one of the most popular festivals here and a grt way way to spend time with the family and celebrate,thank God for His blessings!!
    How have you been? Totally agree that wars are ugly and senseless,yet half the world is at it! It kills,mutilates,maims…yet there is no real way out!!
    Here,we do have our share of poverty and the same is being dealt with ! It won’t become better overnight but with time we shall overcome! 🙂
    Hope things are grt with you and no,all women are not like that 🙂

  4. deepu says:

    soooorry for being so late to get back to you, i was busy with my xmas..in fact one more to go, but i thought, i should drop in now….so how are you doing out there?that s so wonderful of you to wish deeeewali..i wish you the same too…
    be a light unto others!

  5. Toonfactory says:

    Hey Sweety….thnx for Diwali wishes…well it’s my most most most fav. festival…a time to be with the family…celebrate d victory of light, truth & justice….wish U happy Diwali

  6. Ipshita says:

    Thanks a lot a lot thanks times 100 ( 100 seems big big big number to me.. ) for ur wishes!! 🙂  u r so nice to keep that in mind and wished Indians.. thanks once again..
    and hope u would have fun as well in Diwali! 😀

  7. Anant M says:

    Marij (Sweeti)
    This is for all including Hindus, Jains & Sikhs – a universal message from a universally persuasive belief system. Today many Muslims are celebrating Eid – hence this message applies to them too (Eid Mubarak to all Muslim brothers and sisters), as it does to Jews who recently celebrated their day of Atonement and New Year, as it does  to Baha’is, Zoroastrians and Christians who celebrated the day of the Cross on Friday the 20 Oct 2006.23/10/2006 19:18:38

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