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October 28th, 2008
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Happy Diwali


Wishing everybody a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali. Bengalis ( and some other communities ) celebrate this day as Kali Puja. Today evening my family will go to the Kali Bari ( Goddess Kali Temple ) in my town, New Panvel, for the Kali Puja rituals.

Yet again, I have not bought a single fire cracker, don't even remember when I did that last. Thankfully, for some reason, this year even others around the place I live have not bought many. Nice to have a beautifully lit but less noisy Diwali for a change :). Have fun!

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 28th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)

HAPPY DIWALI..

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HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 28th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)

Re: HAPPY DIWALI..

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happy diwali!!!
From:jordoex.wordpress.com
Date:October 28th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)

I wish I could say the same about the firecrackers

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I'm not Indian myself, but there's a lot of Punjab and other South Asian immigrants in my neighborhood (in Canada), and all the teens care about Diwali is for the firecrackers.
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From:pradeepto
Date:October 28th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)

Re: I wish I could say the same about the firecrackers

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That is the sad thing about all this. Diwali is actually called "Deepawali" - which literally translates to "Festival of Lamps". Over a period of hundreds of years, it has metamorphed into a "Festival of Crackers and Noise" and like everything else, a lot of commercialisation has happened as well.

When I was young, my parents were not so much into buying crackers for me, instead they told me to buy sweets or spend it in some other wiser way. Now, I am not a big fan of crackers.
From:shailesh_nair
Date:September 3rd, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)

Re: I wish I could say the same about the firecrackers

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I agree with you. But there are so many things attach with diwali festival. Some celebrate diwali with sweets & rangoli, some celebrates by meeting with relatives, some by enjoying with friends & some with fire crackers. But we can't stop other to do their enjoyment; we should let them do what ever they do. We have to celebrate diwali festival with our thoughts. :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 28th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)

crackers

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Happy deepavali :)

The tradition of crackers exist for the sake of celebrating victory of Lord Krishna over demon Narakasura and IMHO the tradition should continue to exist.

Of course we have to take up the responsibility in ensuring SAFE diwali and also limit the cracker usage to bare minimum so that our environment (and neighbors ;) ) can withstand it :)

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Gopala Krishna
From:shailesh_nair
Date:August 31st, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)

Belated Happy Diwali

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Nice information on Diwali. Its almost we are near to Diwali 2009 & its coming with great joy & good things. Every diwali we celebrates gives great joy to mind & spread love together as well. We all know why diwali is so important in India. People are very crazy about this festival in few parts of India. I really love this festival.
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