Lights, Sweets, Celebration!
Diwali is not just a festival or a religious do, it’s an elaborate affair. Around Diwali, the airports and railway stations are flooded with families, students, bachelors, et al trying to reach home, may be just for 2 days, to join the rest of the clan for the much awaited ‘festival of lights’. Cleaning the entire house, getting walls white washed, decorating the walls, doors, home made sweets, glittery attire and what not, are all exclusive to this festival.
Personally, I love ‘Holi’ more, but while the ‘festival of colors’ is all about fun, Diwali is all about family and home. It’s a reminder to us that no matter what, we all like to go back to where we belong, at least once a year. Diwali, could merely just be an excuse! And oh what an elaborate excuse it is!
I recently read Arti’s
post on Cyber Nag’s
blog on Diwali. It inspired me to capture some Diwali moments from Bangalore where I was celebrating the festival with my cousin’s family this year. Here’s what I captured: