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Deepavali 2017 Celebration In Eco-friendly Way

by sunil gavaskar clan member

Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights and it is one of the most awaited occasions in India. Diwali festival Week 2017 starts with Dhanteras on October 17, Diwali on 19th and ends with Bhai Dooj on 21st. This day marks the return of Lord Ram to his home in Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. Houses lit with diyas, front yards decorated with colourful Rangoli and friends and family gathering together to share meals and stories – all this is the true essence of the festival. However, with time, people have spoiled the spirit of Diwali by making a mess of the environment. We as social beings have a responsibility to keep our surroundings clean, but these festivals that define our culture, have now become a way to cause all kinds of pollution.

Deafening music blasting on the street, strings of crackers giving out harmful fumes and loud noise, people littering every possible place with remnants of firecrackers and plastic decorations; not a great picture, is it? But this is exactly what happens in India during Diwali every year. Instead of being a time to bond with loved ones, the Diwali festival has turned into a litter fest that takes Mother Earth to the brink. So, what can be the ways to celebrate Deepavali festival the eco-friendly way? Let’s find out.

How to Celebrate Diwali without Causing Pollution:

·         Do away with the lights and candles and use simple earthen diyas all around the house instead. Decorate your verandah with creative floral or organic color rangolis for a stunning visual appeal.

·         If you can completely avoid crackers, great! But if you just cannot do without them, then you can purchase a moderate amount of crackers and fireworks from approved stalls. Ensure that kids are accompanied by elders while lighting them.

·         Use paper bags or wrap gifts in handmade, biodegradable wrapping paper instead of plastic or cellophane paper that pollute the environment.

·         Instead of going to flamboyant dance parties that have a DJ blasting music on speakers for hours, set off to a peaceful destination and spend some quality time with your loved ones. You can also donate sweets, food or clothes to the poor during this auspicious time.

·         Make the Deepavali 2017celebrations extra special by taking up a new hobby or by starting something you have been postponing for a long time. Diwali is the best time for new beginnings.

·         Organize a Diwali puja at your place. You can easily buy Diwali puja items online and perform all the rituals as per tradition. Invite your relatives and friends over to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

 

If you truly love nature and want to make a difference in the society, then Diwali 2017 is your chance to do it. Celebrate this beautiful festival in its true essence and spread kindness and compassion to one and all.

 Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights and it is one of the most awaited occasions in India. Diwali festival Week 2017 starts with Dhanteras on October 17, Diwali on 19th and ends with Bhai Dooj on 21st. This day marks the return of Lord Ram to his home in Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. Houses lit with diyas, front yards decorated with colourful Rangoli and friends and family gathering together to share meals and stories – all this is the true essence of the festival. However, with time, people have spoiled the spirit of Diwali by making a mess of the environment. We as social beings have a responsibility to keep our surroundings clean, but these festivals that define our culture, have now become a way to cause all kinds of pollution.

Deafening music blasting on the street, strings of crackers giving out harmful fumes and loud noise, people littering every possible place with remnants of firecrackers and plastic decorations; not a great picture, is it? But this is exactly what happens in India during Diwali every year. Instead of being a time to bond with loved ones, the Diwali festival has turned into a litter fest that takes Mother Earth to the brink. So, what can be the ways to celebrate Deepavali festival the eco-friendly way? Let’s find out.

How to Celebrate Diwali without Causing Pollution:

·         Do away with the lights and candles and use simple earthen diyas all around the house instead. Decorate your verandah with creative floral or organic color rangolis for a stunning visual appeal.

·         If you can completely avoid crackers, great! But if you just cannot do without them, then you can purchase a moderate amount of crackers and fireworks from approved stalls. Ensure that kids are accompanied by elders while lighting them.

·         Use paper bags or wrap gifts in handmade, biodegradable wrapping paper instead of plastic or cellophane paper that pollute the environment.

·         Instead of going to flamboyant dance parties that have a DJ blasting music on speakers for hours, set off to a peaceful destination and spend some quality time with your loved ones. You can also donate sweets, food or clothes to the poor during this auspicious time.

·         Make the Deepavali 2017celebrations extra special by taking up a new hobby or by starting something you have been postponing for a long time. Diwali is the best time for new beginnings.

·         Organize a Diwali puja at your place. You can easily buy Diwali puja items online and perform all the rituals as per tradition. Invite your relatives and friends over to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

 

If you truly love nature and want to make a difference in the society, then Diwali 2017 is your chance to do it. Celebrate this beautiful festival in its true essence and spread kindness and compassion to one and all.

 


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