India is known for it’s rich and varied culture which includes the festivals too. We have so many wonderful festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Holi etc. Being an Indian, for me Diwali is not just a festival; it has much more to it. Today most of us stay away from our parents, brother, sister etc., still we somehow manage to go home during Diwali.
What makes Diwali so special? Well the festival of lights is always special for it’s the celebration of good over evil.
Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, people dress up in traditional and in their best outfit, light up diya’s (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated. If Gabbar made holi famous by his dialogue, then online shopping sites made Diwali more famous by their tempting offers.
It’s quite normal that we fight with our near & dear ones. At times the fight becomes a bit sensitive that we may not talk to each other for months even. But all of this gets forgotten during Diwali and we all celebrate together with family. It’s a magical feeling. There is a short film by Sony Liv which depicts Diwali festival along with the brother’s love, in fact the bonding of being a family. This is a beautiful video which tells the story of two brothers and their relationship also how important it is to celebrate Diwali as a family. You can watch the video here.
Diwali is not just the festival of lights, but it is the festival of togetherness, prosperity & staying as a family. The video by Sony Liv reminds me of me and my brother; even though we fight, we often have this difference of opinion; but the love bond is there forever . You can also wish your near & dear ones a happy & prosperous diwali from the same site. Some films touch your heart so much when it is related to your life in the best possible way, This one was one such and I could relate this so much that the moment I saw the video, I called up my hubby & told him about this video. I wanted him to watch this video since the story of brother in Sony Liv’s video is very similar to him and his younger brother’s. I also called my brother & told him about this video. Diwali brings that emotional touch in each one of us that we try to celebrate it with our family each year. When he came home, the first thing he did was call his brother on skype since he is not in India & asking him to come over for Diwali if possible . He had send him wishes from the Sony LIV micro site along with the video.
Happy Diwali and hope you guys are celebrating this Diwali with your loved ones!