Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diwali with Sri's Grand Parents

5 months after our marriage Sri's grand parents are arriving here. So the first Dusshera and Diwali we celebrated with them. We thought of Sri's bro Ravi too joining us but he has to celebrate his Diwali in flight to US. As his tickets got confirmed on 16th midnight he has to fly.

Diwali or Dipavali , which translates into row of lamps . Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. I brought a number of lamps to lit on terrace. We brought new dresses to us and grand parents.

Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom of Ayodhya after defeating (the demon king) Ravana, the ruler of Lanka in the epic Ramayana. It also celebrates the slaying of the demon king Narakusara by Lord Krishna. Both signify the victory of good over evil. I remember my childhood days of celebrating Naraka Chaturdasi by blasting the edifice of Narakasura. We a group of children used to prepare an edifice of Narakusara from cardboards brought form nearby shops. We used to tie a cracker and thousandwala to the neck of edifice. One of us used to blast it and our celebration and playing crackers begin from that day till the 3rd day. 

On this happy occasion we wish u all and ur families a happy and safe Diwali.