Jose John December 18, 2015 No Comments
 AN INDIAN FESTIVAL Diwali is the most popular festival in India. It is celebrated throughout the country with great enthusiasm. The word Diwali has been taken from the Sanskrit. That is Deep + avali. It means a row of lights. One of the common things in all the cities and villages is that earthen lamps, candles or electric lamps are lit on all the houses. Some rich and well-to-do people decorate their houses with rows of electric bulbs in different colours. In the distant past king Ram returned to Ayodhya on this Amavasya (dark night) after defeating Ravana the demon king of Lanka. All the paths to the palace were lighted by the people who celebrated the day as a victory of good over the evil. In some parts of the country celebrations start a week earlier. Sweets and snacks are prepared in all the houses for a week and are offered to the guests who visit one another on the festive day. The main festivities start a day earlier which is known as the smaller Diwali. Actually Diwali is the culmination of the festivities that start on Dussehra. It is the day on which Ravana was killed and Sita was freed from his clutches. On the Dussehra day processions...
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AN INDIAN FESTIVAL: Essay Writing Topics

Jose John June 6, 2015 No Comments
AN INDIAN FESTIVAL India is a land of feasts, fair and festivals. Many festivals are celebrated in India every now and then. Children dress up in their best and women make elaborate preparations to celebrate the occasion. People make the best use of these occasions to relax and give themselves a carefree day. The most important festivals are Dewali, Dusshera, Holi and Raksha Bandhan. Dewali in fact, is the most important of all festivals. The word Dewali is from the Sanskrit word ‘Deepawali’ meaning a row of light. It is celebrated with great pomp and show throughout the country. The houses, shops and streets glitter with multi-coloured lights. For Dewali the preparations are made long in advance. A couple of months before the Dewali there is a great demand for painter and white washers, because everybody wants to have his house and office whitewashed and painted before the Dewali festival. Dewali is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik and it comes twenty days after the celebrations of Dusshera. The weather is pleasant at this time neither too hot nor too cold. Dewali signifies the triumphant return of Lord Rama to his kingdom capital Ayodhya after killing the nefarious king Ravan of Lanka who had kidnapped Sita and humiliated...
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