Five Fun Ways to Celebrate Diwali in India

Are you going to be India in November this year? Then you can have great fun as the festive season is here and you can capitalise on the opportunity on celebrating the most well known Hindu festival in India: Diwali. Here we bring to you top five enjoyable ways in which you can celebrate Diwali in here. 

But before moving on we would like to throw some light on the history and significance of this festival in Hindu mythology. Diwali is known as the festival of lights aspeople decorate their homes with lights in order to welcome Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman after fourteen years of exile. Earthen lamps, candle flames and small light bulbs make all the houses twinkle like starts in the darkness. This festival is the most widely celebrated festival in India as people clean and decorate their homes well before Diwali. Gifts and good wishes are exchanged with relatives and friends. Children and adults alike enjoy burning firecrackers on this day. 

Now we list down the ways in which you can also take the pleasure of celebrating this festival: 

Going on a Shopping Spree

Shopping is the favourite activity of people during Diwali Puja days as new household items, clothes, jewellery are bought. In Indian markets, heavy discounts and bumper deals are offered during the Diwali celebration days. You can also venture out and avail the benefit of these mega sales organised throughout the country.

Enjoying Melas/Fairs

Diwali fairs and events are organised throughout the country (for instance we have the Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela) where people crowd in large numbers to indulge in the festivities going on. Articles like electronic items, handicrafts, artworks, textiles etc are sold in these fairs and also there are stalls offering delicious street food and dishes of various states. Also temporary rides are set up for children which can be a great source of fun and joy for them.

Celebrating with a Local Indian Family

There are some Indian families who welcome people from distant lands as their own guests. You can also book one of such homestays for yourself and soak yourself in festivities enjoying with the family of the house. Getting to know about the cultures and traditions through them would be an experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. 

Learning the art of Rangoli making

Rangoli is a traditional Indian decoration done on the floor using natural colours, pulses, rice etc. This involves making beautiful patterns be it geometric or abstract or the pictures of some deity using the material as mentioned above. You can learn the art of making Rangoli while staying in India and try making this when you go back home. 

Cooking Indian desserts

Indian desserts are cooked very meticulously and use ingredients that make them very delicious. You can try learning some of these desserts. Halwa which can be made using a wide variety of ingredients like GajarHalwa, moong Dal Halwaetc may interest you or round shaped laddoos are some things on which you can try your cooking skills. Trust us, the aromatic flavour of self cooked desserts will be very fulfilling and delightful! 

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