Oiled Lamps, candles, fairy lights, rangoli, brand new clothes and lots of sweets; this is all we people think when we hear the word ‘Diwali’. Diwali, also called Deepawali, is one of the most famous and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in Jaipur and all across India. This is the festival when you light up hundreds of candles and oil lamps, adorn your houses with colourful fairy lights and eat some sapid delicacies.
We all have celebrated this holy festival in conventional way. This Diwali, let’s celebrate Diwali in a different style – be the reason for someone’s smiles and spread joy!
Instead of spending hours bursting crackers and playing, spend some time with the people who are less fortunate and cannot celebrate Diwali the way we do. Search for some orphanage or any NGO and spend some time there. You can donate your clothes, accessories and other useful material. It may be just a way to celebrate Diwali in different style for you but for them it could make a whole lot of difference.
Now-a-days the markets are filled with loads of lights – fairy lights, disco lights, shadow lights and so on and we buy them to flaunt our idea of designing. But in this process of using lights instead of decorating homes by lightening oil lamps, some people are bearing heavy losses. Plus they are using Chinese lights and causing losses to our own potters. So, this Diwali let’s get traditional and think of our potters, buy some traditional earthen diyas (deepaks) to light up our homes as well as the world of the roadside hawkers.
Diwali is that time of the year when people celebrate their love and life with their families. But some people are not that fortunate. There are hundreds of old age homes dotting the Jaipur city. Find one old age home and spend your Diwali with the elders there. Only you can make their Diwali special with your presence!
We all play cards as a ritual on Diwali night. And sometimes we make loads of money. But the question is do we really need that money? Well, obviously we don’t. Let’s just donate all our card earnings to the people who really need money.
There is so much that you can make and craft. From origami lamps to Paper Mache oil lamps, from simple bottle candles to a dream catcher. There are a number of sites which can assist you in preparing something for your loved ones. Take some time out from your hectic schedule and make something that melts their heart.
It is well known by one and all that females love applying beautiful henna/mehandi designs to their palms. This Diwali you can brighten up the smiles of your female employees by hiring a henna (Mehandi) artist for a day for all pretty girls and ladies in your office. Let’s roll in a bit of traditional feature into the corporate culture.
India is a country where diverse groups of people live together. We live in a country where you’ll find a Hindu, a Muslim, a Sikh and a Christian living together in the same community. People belonging to Muslim and Christian community don’t celebrate Diwali but you can give them a reason to celebrate by inviting them to your Diwali parties or by asking them to join you in the firecracker bursting fun. Mix up, spread love and introduce your culture to them!
This Diwali let’s decorate our offices with customary flowers and rangolis and let our bosses feel a bit special. After all, the office is also yours!
This Diwali be the reason behind someone’s smile. Happy Diwali!