Diwali or Deepavali
Diwali is the abstraction of Sanskrit word “Diipavali”. Here Deep (दीप diipa) means diya (small pots lamps made of clay ) and Avali (आवलि – aavali) means a row/line i.e. a row of diya’s or array of lamps. So it is called as Diwali (दीपवलि diipavali).
Got to read this message in a SMS diipavai wish. Then my favorite Sanskrit to English dictionary site to get the proper meanings. I hope most ones are unaware of this real meaning and formations of word Diwali (diipavali).
Few months back me and my sister were searching a name for the LD remedial center. At that time I was stick with the Sanskrit name and searched with the internet. Got to see this Sanskrit Dictionary site . Really it helped me a lot. Then we selected few names and confirmed with “Dishaa” with a meaning of path/direction. I wondered at the Sanskrit words and pronunciation. I heard about it lot but for the first time I came to know about more words and language. A powerful and useful language to learn.
Apart from this , this diipavali was a good one for me. Thanks to the kids for giving me the enduring happiness. Chennai was totally sourrounded with smokes of crackers, I could not able to drive my bike. And thanks to the Rain for not visiting us on that day. Enjoyed the night by sitting in the terrace (4th floor) and watching the night fireworks. Sky is more beautifull with all the decorative fireworks. May be we can call it as Sky night.