An atheist friend commented that lighting diyas on Diwali is a religious thing to do. Do you think it’s possible to celebrate Diwali without feeling very religious about it? Do you see Diwali as ‘victory of good over evil’? Whose victory was it and who benefited (or not) from that victory?
A friend and her family leave for a small beach village every Diwali (with their dog), a lot of people buy gifts and some play cards, some have family gatherings. Many make sweets at home. Many spring clean and redecorate their homes. How do you celebrate Diwali? Do you see fire crackers as an unavoidable part of Diwali celebrations? (We have not bought any fire crackers for more than twenty years now).
One of these two Diwali masterpieces is supposed to be ‘same to same’ me 🙂 [Made by an eight year old Rangoli artist] Guess which one!
2. Rangoli Portrait Two.