Diwali

Diwali preparations away from home

Written by Kritika Sachdev
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In the helter-skelter of life several occasions or festivals can be cornered for one might be completely caught up with the daily chores. Though festivals are believed to be occasions that make life more joyous and fun-loving. Yet we might often miss the chance to enjoy these occasions to the fullest for we have moved out of our parents’ house. 

Diwali ‘the festival of light’ is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year. But this festival can even be monotonous if you have moved out of the house for work or professional commitments. Then you may experience a huge wave of nostalgia hit you, for you could not manage to visit your family this Diwali. In this scenario you can practice similar trends like your family, in an attempt to fill the void that is led by a sense of longing. These trends may include all the preparations and planning in an attempt to make this festival a delightful one.

  1. Deep cleaning the house

While staying away from your home, you might long to hear your mother’s constant nagging about cleaning your room. This year you will follow the same practice for you can never ignore the importance of cleaning for Diwali. You can definitely put on hold the act of deep cleaning but can never escape it. 

  1. Shopping

Diwali celebrations can never be complete without buying new stuff. These may include clothes, decorative items, crockery, or electronics. While buying new items for your new house you might recall the family time where you along with your parents would go and buy new items. This Diwali you will have to shop by yourself. But shopping can be fun for it is always a guilt-free yet enjoyable process.

  1. Decorate 

Every shop and house during this festival is covered in bright glimmering light. These sparking houses might force you to miss your house but you can create a similar aura in your new house. As you can create a beautiful Rangoli in front of the main entrance, use tassels and frills to decorate the temple along with led lights. You can even order fresh and fragrant flowers to enhance the aura of your living space along with its beauty. An indoor plant can never be ignored when it comes to improving the aura of one’s surroundings.

  1. Lighting the clay lamp or Diya

The first thing that comes to your mind after you think about Diwali is adding the extra glimmer to your home. This thought might evoke a sense of nostalgia for you can easily recall the gleaming image of your house. The sparkling image of your house can be a result of installation of lights along with the bright flicker of diyas. You can even bring this shine to your new house by putting up lights and diyas on your premise. 

  1. Pooja

Every Indian festival is associated with a traditional ritual and so is Diwali. On this festival, Lord Ganesh and Goddess Sarasvati are worshiped. You might even recall your family performing the special Diwali pooja where delicious sweets are bought as prasad. Though you might yearn to be with your loved ones to perform this pooja yet you can put-in a small effort by yourself.

  1. Exchanging the gifts

Gifts have always been an important part of Diwali celebrations. These items invoke a sense of belonging and togetherness among loved ones. You can even choose to send gifts to your loved ones on this auspicious festival. These may involve Diwali gifts, chocolate hampers, dry fruit combos, and several others.

 

Though none of the festivals can feel the same when you are not around your loved ones. Yet you can always make efforts to fill this void by creating a homely feeling. All these generous efforts will make this world a better place to live in. 

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