The idea of Diwali is to bring that aspect of celebration into your life – that is why the fire crackers, to set fire to you a bit! The purpose is not just to have fun on this one day and go. If you are a damp squib, then you need a cracker from outside every day. Otherwise, it must happen like this within us every day. If we simply sit, our life energy, heart, mind and body must be exploding like a live cracker.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with traditional fervour across the country with people exchanging sweets and gifts with friends and relatives. Children and youths burst crackers and lit sparklers while families, dressed up in their best outfits, visit their neighbours, exchange ‘Happy Diwali’ greetings and sweets. Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya from his exile after vanquishing demon-king Ravana.