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  1. 1. What is Deepavali?What is Deepavali? • Diwali derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali Deepavali = Deep + Avali Deep = light Avali = a row Diwali = Deepavali = Row of Light
  2. 2. DEEPAVALIDEEPAVALI • One of the most common festival of IndiaOne of the most common festival of India • Remove darkness and ignoranceRemove darkness and ignorance • Bring in light and knowledgeBring in light and knowledge • RangoliRangoli • FireworksFireworks • Family Get TogetherFamily Get Together • New Colorful clothesNew Colorful clothes • Distributing SweetsDistributing Sweets
  3. 3. Significance of LampSignificance of Lamp • Light symbolizes knowledge • Light is Lord Himself • Light removes darkness that symbolizes ignorance
  4. 4. Deepavali is a people oriented festival when enimities are forgotten and families and friends meet to enjoy and establish a world of closeness. As the light from within shines through, the ignorance that blinds us fades away! Significance of Light
  5. 5. How is it celebrated?How is it celebrated? • People light their houses with lots of little oil lampsPeople light their houses with lots of little oil lamps • Oil lamp symbolizes our negative tendenciesOil lamp symbolizes our negative tendencies • Wick symbolizes our egoWick symbolizes our ego • Lighting of the lamp signifies, Burning of our ego.Lighting of the lamp signifies, Burning of our ego. • Flame in the lamp burns upwards. This signifiesFlame in the lamp burns upwards. This signifies – Acquire knowledge so as to take us towards higher idealsAcquire knowledge so as to take us towards higher ideals • Special worships are done at home and templesSpecial worships are done at home and temples
  6. 6. FireworksFireworks
  7. 7. Exchanging sweets and giftsExchanging sweets and gifts
  8. 8. Lighting the pencil crackerLighting the pencil cracker Decorating the entrance of aDecorating the entrance of a househouse LightingLighting thethe lampslamps OfferingOffering prayersprayers Dancing in front of crackersDancing in front of crackers MusicalMusical celebrationscelebrations
  9. 9. Diwali – What happens?Diwali – What happens? Houses are cleaned and decorated with Rangoli patterns. The patterns are placed on door steps to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi
  10. 10. Small lamps are also lit all around the house called diyas. This is to make sure that Lakshmi can see the houses and visit them to bring good fortune to the family.
  11. 11. Goddess LakshmiGoddess Lakshmi Lakshmi is very important to Hindu’s They pray that Lakshmi will visit their family and bring them luck and happiness Lakshmi holds a lotus flower which represents beauty The gold coins she has represent bringing wealth to Hindu’s Lakshmi has four arms which represent the four goals in life as taught in the Hinduism faith.
  12. 12. Rama and SitaRama and Sita Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita Prince Rama and Princess Sita are married. They were sent to live in the forest with Rama’s brother Lakshman by their stepmother as she wanted her son to be King. They are to stay away for 14 years!
  13. 13. Ravana, the ten headed demon heard of Sita’s beauty and planned to kidnap her. By magic, he made a golden deer appear. Sita saw the deer and wanted to stroke it but each time she got near the deer moved. Ravana had tricked Sita and the deer led her to him so he kidnapped her and took her to his island called Lanka.
  14. 14. Rama and Lakshman searched for Sita for many months. Finally they asked Hanuman, king of the monkey army for help as he could fly. He found Sita imprisoned on the island of Lanka. Hanuman, Rama and Lakshman prepared for battle as they knew Ravana would not be pleased they had taken Sita. It looked as though Ravana was going to win until Rama got a special bow and arrow from the gods and aimed it at Ravana. It shot Ravana and the battle was won.
  15. 15. Rama and Sita decided to return home. As it got dark, people lit diyas in their windows to show them the way home. Rama and Sita arrived home and everyone was happy to see them. Every year people remember this story by celebrating Diwali and lighting diyas inside their homes and fireworks outside.
  16. 16. Remember - “you and I can decide the future”Remember - “you and I can decide the future” HAPPY GREEN DIWALIHAPPY GREEN DIWALI
  17. 17. Though Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing triumph of good over evil, today like many other festivals, Diwali has become a festival of noise and pollution. Something common to the festival of lights all over the country is fire crackers. The rockets illuminating the skies with multicolored bursts, the noisy sizzle of fiery chakris (ground wheels), ear-deafening 'bombs' and dazzling phooljhadis (sparklers)… etc.
  18. 18. The pain and suffering infants undergo during the Diwali days is unimaginable. These little ones have no way to express their fear and pain of bearing with the ear-deafening crackers and other fireworks except the language of cries and laments. Worst still the flight of little babies.
  19. 19. Do we know what must be going on in the minds of the elderly, sick and the homebound during the Diwali days? While the young and the strong will be enjoying every bit of celebration like bursting of crackers, the elderly, sick and the homebound must be silently praying for God’s strength to bear with the pain and suffering. They have no other way but to pray, because, no one is in a mood to listen to their pain and agony .
  20. 20. The act of bursting of crackers itself if fraught with dangers to humans. Hundreds of people, especially youngsters get injured in the process of bursting crackers, and even deaths. Safdarjung Hospital has one of the largest burn care facilities in India. This facility receives the largest number of firecracker-related injury patients throughout the year. However, it almost takes the form of an epidemic during Diwali. This unit runs a special disaster management protocol around Diwali.
  21. 21. CatChing fire to theCatChing fire to the fireCraCker shops is veryfireCraCker shops is very Common. there are manyCommon. there are many instanCes of loss of lifeinstanCes of loss of life and limb due to the fireand limb due to the fire aCCidents.aCCidents.
  22. 22. Diwali may be all about fireworks and fun for people, but it's not the same for birds and animals. Dogs and cats cower in fear as birds spend a sleepless nights on their perches, with some even falling victim to the rockets and air-borne firecrackers.
  23. 23. What about cows, sheep, buffalos, pigs etc? These innocent animals contribute so much for human beings. During the Diwali days, these animals suffer silently without even able to express their fear and pain. There are even instances of death of cows, buffalos etc when they run helter skelter when they hear the sound and noise of loud crackers.
  24. 24. Fireworks not only harm humans and animals, but even Mother Earth including trees, soil, water, air and so on. The fireworks get their flamboyance from a variety of chemicals, many of which are toxic to humans. From the gunpowder that fuels their flight to the metallic compounds that color their explosions, fireworks often contain carcinogenic or hormone-disrupting substances that can seep into soil and water, not to mention the lung-clogging smoke they release and plastic debris they scatter.
  25. 25. Addition to the harmful effects of bursting of fireworks on humans, animals and Mother Earth, this industry also perpetuates social evils like child labour. For example – Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu state, about 45,000-50,000 children are employed in the fireworks industry. These children earn about 15- 18 rupees a day on piece-rates. When an inspector visits a factory, child workers are bundled into store-rooms and sheds.
  26. 26. Besides all the above harm done due to the burstingBesides all the above harm done due to the bursting of firecrackers, hundreds of crores of rupees areof firecrackers, hundreds of crores of rupees are splurged on crackers. Are we doing justice to oursplurged on crackers. Are we doing justice to our Motherland and Mother Earth?Motherland and Mother Earth?
  27. 27. #220/B, Ganesha temple Road, M.G.Koppal, Hebbal 2nd Stage, Mysuru-570017 Mob: 9980616801 Email: jadugardinesh@gmail.com www.magicianinmysore.com /Jadugar Dinesh S Gowda /Jadugar dinesh mysore /httpjadugardinesh.blogspot.in Mr. Jadugar Dinesh S,Mr. Jadugar Dinesh S, TThhee MMaaggiicc hhoouussee

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