First a fall A very Happy Diwali to all my dear bloggers and friends.Diwali is a festival spreading joy and quoting accomplishment of good over evil,knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
It is our main festival and we celebrate it by distributing sweets, and lighting Diyas. Historically the significance of celebrating Diwali traces back to the ancient times when Lord Ram returned from Lanka after rescuing his wife Site from the clutches of the demon Ravan.His arrival to his native place Ayodhya made people overjoyed and they decorated the entire city with earthen lamps and illuminated it like never before. This is one of the marking reasons for celebration of Deepavali.
After many years of this tradition being followed as the way it was made during the era of Lord Ram, a new tradition started – the burning of firecrackers. There is no description of use of firecrackers before the Mugal period in India. The introduction of firecrackers was done by two brothers Ayya Nadar and Shanmuga Nadar who planted the seed phenomenon of Diwali Firecrackers today.
This is not our tradition, not our culture. Just for the feast of our eyes we burn these disastorous crackers. I know our heart flutters while seeing those colourful sparkles in the sky.Ever wondered what are it’s disadvantages caused to the environment, the living beings and the animals? I know every coin has two sides-one positive and another negetive. But it is our responsibility of making positive heavier than the negetive side.
The stray animals, our neighbours who may be asleep after hectic day must be asleep. Those innocent animals who have no idea of what is going on dare not to come out of their sheds due to the sound of crackers, little animal kids if born during that day would die due to such heavy pollution and irresistible sound of crackers. Next, most firework industries employ child labour in making hazardous crackers. Where does Air pollution done in tons go? Is it a festival of lights or pollution festival? Some of you want proofs for everything, so here it is.
If you are reading this and if it changes your mind, I would really appreciate you as you have taken a big step towards the preservation of our mother Earth. Please do not burn crackers this Diwali.Your religion won’t be affected or if it does it promotes harm to the survival.
Lastly, being a Hindu I would say we were never primitive, and consider all living things equivalent. Do nothing that cause tremble to especially birds and animals.
Let us look at both sides of the coin without fooling ourselves. Wishing you all a very prosperous, eco-friendly and a Happy Diwali.🎊