Diwali is one of the most prominent festivals of India and is also known as the 'Festival of Lights'. With vibrant colors and luminous lights, Diwali holds a special place in the list of Indian celebrations and can last up to almost 5 days. The auspicious day marks the victory of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, over the demon-king Ravana and his return after 14 years of exile. Upon Lord Rama's return to his kingdom, people lit up their houses with bright lights as a symbol of good triumphing over evil and the celebration has been passed on through the generations every year as Diwali. In modern times, with respect to preserving the environment, here are some ways for you to focus on so that you can take part in the festivities in an eco-friendly way:
A diya, or lamp, is the most important aspect of Diwali celebrations. Usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils, no Diwali celebration is complete without a diya. They are usually placed in entrances or boundaries of your home. There are many beautiful and ornate diyas available in local shops across the nation during Diwali. So light up the community and your city and bask in the opulence of traditional lighting when you celebrate Diwali.
The festival of lights is usually celebrated with your near and dear ones. Gifts form an important part of the celebrations. The exchange of gifts is what makes Diwali so special and imbibes in us the feeling of togetherness and community. Whether you are young or old, near or far, Diwali gifts are what make the festival so special.
Rangoli is a form of art that is populary created as patterns on the floor or ground during Diwali. The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. They can depict different shapes or images and are an important part of Diwali decorations either at home or in the workplace. Rangolis illustrate the house in a brighter fashion and make your home look special during the festive season.
In India, sweets are a part of each and every festive occassion. So it is quite obvious that Diwali comes with loads of sweets in every flavour. With an exquisite range of laddoos, kaju barfis and other delectables, sweets give Diwali that extra special reason to celebrate with your loved ones.
With tons of ways to celebrate an environment-friendly Diwali, you will not be disappointed if you are heading towards Pune during this festive occasion. The Orchid Hotel- Pune will definitely give you the grand Diwali experience. As an Ecotel hotel in India, we encourage our employees and guests to not burn crackers and celebrate environment-friendly Diwali. Whether you are here on business or simply taking in the sights, come and stay in The Orchid Hotel-Pune, where your Diwali will be a happy one indeed!