It is that time of the year when the “festival of lights” knocks on every door of India. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated across the country every year in Autumn. According to the Hindu mythology the festival is for celebrating return of Lord Rama to his kingdom after vanquishing Ravana, the evil, and thereby spiritually signifying the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, hope over despair and knowledge over ignorance. The festival typically extends for five days but the main festival night of Diwali occurs on the darkest new moon night of Hindu lunar month, Karthika.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most spectacular festivals in the world as millions of households get decorated with lights, lamps and lanterns of various size, shape and color. Commonly, before Diwali night, people clean, refurbish and decorate their homes the best possible way to welcome goddess Lakshmi for wealth and prosperity. People exchange gifts, sweets and engage in fireworks. Diwali is the time when people also go out for major shopping in countries where it is celebrated. This festival is even celebrated by other religious communities as well irrespective of their beliefs. It is morally welcoming good over evil then to be confined within a religious boundary. Besides India, it’s an official holiday in various other counties including Nepal, Myanmar, Malayasia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Mauritius.
But here is a concern! In this festive fervor, do you forget the Mother Nature? Do you think twice before burning a firecracker or lighting a Diya, that the environment we live in is getting polluted by doing so? Moreover, do you ever calculate how much money you spend to make the air poisonous to breathe? Not really!
Having just a few days left before the festival, are you ready with your decorating plans? Here’s your chance do a bit for an eco-friendly Diwali. This is the time you generally tend to go helter-skelter with so many modern lighting solutions to decorate your home, inside and out. Without proper planning you normally end up having a few holes in your pocket, at least in terms of your energy consumption bill. You also contribute to pollute your surroundings with the release of unhealthy amount of CO2 from firecrackers and conventional Diyas. There are even considerable risks of burn and other injuries attached with it.
The best step for you this time, therefore, would be to go for some energy efficient, eco-friendly LED lighting solution. These lightings are as decorative to make your home glow as well. Moreover, the amount of heat displaced and emanated by the LEDs in comparison to traditional lights, are much less. LED lights are even very easy to install. So get creative with LED lights as much as you want and make it the brightest Diwali, this year.
We, the entire team of Seven Boats, wish you a very happy Diwali!