Eco Friendly Ways To Celebrate Diwali And Dussehra

Every year on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November), Diwali or Deepawali is celebrated in India with joy and gaiety. Deepwali, meaning a string of diya or lights, is one of the most popular festivals in India. Deepwali is usually celebrated on the 21st day after Dussehra.  It commemorates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Legend has it that, Lord Rama along with his wife and brother had returned to Ayodhya on the 21st day of killing Ravana, the king of Lanka. Dussehra marks the death of Ravana. Diwali, like most Indian festivals, has utmost significance. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil, virtues over vices, and love over hate. 

Every year, during the celebrations of Diwali and Dussehra, numerous idols of Gods and Goddesses are immersed in the water bodies, firecrackers that are harmful to the environment are burnt, thousands of electric bulbs are lightened. These age-old practices are not only harmful to the environment but also contribute to the menace of air, water, and noise pollution. Learning to adopt eco-friendly ways during festivals saves the environment and is budget-friendly as well. 

Provided below are 5 eco-friendly ways to celebrate Diwali and Dussehra that can bring back tradition, culture,and sensitivity in our day-to-day life.

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No Firecrackers

Firecrackers may seem like an inseparable part of Diwali and Dussehra celebrations but are some of the most hazards causing materials. Most people seem to believe that greater the fireworks, better the celebrations. The noise produced by crackers is extremely hazardous to health. The smoke produces by them also causes air pollution.

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Go Green with Decorations

Roll out a couple of improvements in the manner you beautify your home this Diwali. Rather than going on a thoughtless shopping binge to purchase modest home style things, take a stab at making some at home with your loved ones. You can prepare your home happy with bright garments thuran (beautifying entryway hangings). Try not to go over the edge with electric lighting, basic customary diyas looks elegant and are a blessing to the environment. 

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Donate and Earn Smiles

Go through your closet. You may run over two or three garments that you either never again fit in or don't wear. There are umpteen individuals around who can't bear the cost of anything new this Diwali. Donating these garments to them and help them celebrate with a smile. Not just garments, give adornments/shoes and different things as well. There is no better method to illuminate this Diwali than illuminating a home or a penniless individual's face

Celebrate this Diwali and Dussehra at the Lotus Beach Resort Murud Dapoli, Ratnagiri. Watch the sky light up in myriad colours while the waves crashing on the beach calms your mind. Walk along the pristine beaches of Murud and experience a unique Diwali this year. At our resort in Dapoli, you can partake a host ofactivities, ranging from Archery, Flying fox and many more. Feast on traditional Malvani deliciousness at ourrestaurants on Murud beach - Wadi Restaurant. 

Celebrate at the beach with your family and friends. Plan an escapade from the hustle and bustle of city life, and come celebrate Diwali with us. 

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