Diwali (Deepavali) is a festival of lights, happiness and sweetness. People celebrating Diwali start cleaning their houses a week before the festival. It is believed in Hinduism that when you keep your house clean the goddess of prosperity, wealth and fortune lord Lakshmi enhances your life. You have a life of abundance and success.
My mom is busy shopping various things required for Diwali and we are arranging and rearranging stuffs in our house. We have already Rearranged the position of our sofa and dining table and a lot of things are still pending. We are cleaning our rooms. I just love throwing old stuffs which are not required anymore. A way to new things in life is to throw old stuffs.
The best thing about celebrating various festivals in India is that there is always something good you do to yourself and to people around you.
We have not been using crackers since last 2-3 years in Diwali to avoid pollution. This Diwali also we will not burst any crackers. Diwali is also a festival of the awareness of the inner light. Let that light within you Shine.
Wish you all a very happy, prosperous and safe Diwali. Enjoy the festival of lights, happiness and prosperity.