Tomorrow (Dec 11th) is celebrated as the festival of Diyas. Yet another festival of light celebrated grandly in south part of India and especially in Tamilnadu. Here in Tamilnadu it is named as “Karthigai Deepam” and in kerela it is named as ” Trikartika or Kartika Vilaku”. In Tamilnadu it is observed on the full moon day of the November-December (karthigai) month.
Peoples celebrate this day by lighting more diya’s in their houses. One can see plenty of diya’s lighted everywhere. Every place will be beautiful to see with the diyas glowing. Always diya has a special attraction. With its drowsy brightness and with its steady glow , it attracts more hearts and eyes. The diya’s used on this day will be made of clay.
In my schooling days my mom will light more diya’s ,me and my brother have to protect the diya’s from switching off due to air blowing. We will keep some card boards or bricks in roof structure to protect it. But these years we came out of native place and staying with friends, we do not get initiated to light the diya’s. But few years back my sister initiated me to light few days. So i buy few diya’s and light it. Every year on this day, I take my bike and go for a round in the streets around our house. Really it was a pleasant experience to watch the houses, windows,walls,gates etc., with lots of diya’s glowing.
This year I have bought more diyas (around 30) and planned to light it. Hope tomm. evening I will be busy with lighting the diya’s in and around my house. And as usual I will go for a round to look at the other diya’s lighted. I do not have interest in the religious belief about this festival. I just do it because it gives happiness. Diya’s make me cool with its steady blow. Sure diyas will make some impact on every one. Just try this ,have a look at it and feel the difference.
Happy Light festival with more happiness and more diya’s in everyones home.