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Tomorrow is Diwali or Deepavali! 8 year old Krishiv Kedia, a Bookosmian from Kolkata tells us about the festival’s significance.
Congrats to Word Munchers for nurturing his creativity. He goes to goes to La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata.
Diwali is a very big Hindu festival. It is also known as the festival of lights. It is celebrated to mark the occasion of Lord Rama coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
We celebrate the grand festival for five days. Diwali also celebrates the birthday of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth. It is the victory of good over evil. Many people helped Lord Rama defeat the demon, Ravana. One of them is Hanuman.
We pray to Lord Rama to give us everything we want. Every year, I celebrate Diwali with my entire family. Last year, I went to the market and bought diyas and hand painted them myself. I decorated the house with my mother and made a rangoli which was looking very attractive. Then my brother, father and I bought Kurta Pajamas that looked similar. We wanted to match each other’s clothes so that we look nice.
My grandfather and I went to a fire cracker shop and bought many crackers that could last us for the entire month. The day arrived, I burst my crackers from 8 to 10 pm. All of us did puja and had a lot of fun. We had our traditional delicious food that is cooked every year during Diwali. Next day, we went to meet our relatives and friends.
I wait for Diwali to come every year as the whole house is illuminated with diyas and lights and I have lot of fun celebrating it with my family as we all come together during this festival.