Diwali 2021: Know how your favorite Celeb is planning to celebrate Diwali
When anyone says 'Diwali' the first things that pop in our head are good food, fun, and happy times spent with family and friends. This year's festival of lights is much anticipated by everyone. Celebrities have also made preparations, and the countdown has begun. They discuss what the festival means to them and how they plan to enjoy themselves.
Diwali represents the spiritual triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. My favourite memory is celebrating the occasion with my family in India, performing pooja together and staying up late to watch the fireworks. I'm getting a little nostalgic thinking about those days... In the United States, we celebrate Diwali with friends, and it has become an annual tradition for us to throw a Diwali party at our home. This is something I intend to do this year as well, but with my friends and family later in the year. So I'm excited and looking forward to seeing my family and friends soon.
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Diwali means many things to me, I have written a poem that says it all.
‘Har taraf chaka chaundh Dil mai Andhera.. Kaisa yeh tyohaar kaisa yeh bakeda.
Bahari saajo sajawat raushani nahi
Man ki Safai Raushani ko darshata hai Dipawali ka tyohaar
Aao phunke apne Dimaag ke is Ravan ko Aur manayen harsh ulhaas ka yeh tyohaar..
Baharari sajavat ka kya matlab jab apna Dil hi Kala ho,
Ek deep jalao Pyaar ka, toh Insaan khud ka Roshan ho..
Phir har din hoga tyohaar,
Jalein gay deep aur phootega pyaar ka anaar,
Diwali phir har din bane gi janaab aur Hoga khushiyoon ka tyohaar..’
Happy Deepavali, and remember to love everyone, no matter who they are. It was a big deal for me as a kid. It was a great opportunity for family bonding because all of us cousins used to celebrate it together. We used to wait for firecrackers and moti choor ka laddu as kids, and we also got envelopes with money from our elders. It was a lot of fun. From Dussehra onward, we began playing cards as part of our rituals.
Diwali is one of my favourite holidays because we used to spend long weekends at our grandparents' house. Diwali was traditionally a time when the entire family would gather to celebrate. The significance of the occasion is symbolised by the pooja that we perform during this time. I'm a deeply religious person. It's all about bursting crackers after the pooja. Diwali gives you a ray of hope and fills your heart with joy.
And my favourite memory is of spending time with my notorious brother when we were kids. We no longer burst crackers, but when we were kids and our parents would bring us crackers, my brother would steal my crackers so he could burst them all by himself. And I used to fight with him, cry, and hide my crackers as well (laughs). Because this is my first Diwali since marriage, I'll most likely be in Mumbai with my family and friends. I'm looking forward to performing the Laxmi pooja with my in-laws and husband.
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For us, Diwali is obviously about getting together with friends and going to their homes for good, adds, and laughter. But I've forgotten what Diwali looks and feels like for the past two years. Fortunately, I will be with my mother for Durga Puja, Dussehra, and even Diwali. She is with us in Mumbai. While enjoying the occasion, we will adhere to all standard protocols.
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For me, Diwali means feeling festive and dressing up in traditional attire, which I'm looking forward to, as well as seeing a lot of friends. There used to be a lot of Diwali parties, but given the pandemic, I'm not sure if there will be as many this year. Because I don't know how to play cards, I used to always ask someone to do it for me as a tradition. It has always meant spending time with our loved ones, celebrating the festival with lots of lights, making new beginnings, and bringing cheer and happiness into our lives.
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The significance of this festival is also meeting my friends, spending time with them, and having the opportunity to share a lot of love and laughter with them. My favourite Diwali memory is when we were kids and Dad bought us new clothes and power shoes, and we went out to light firecrackers in Chembur's Vijay Vihar society. This Diwali will be extra special because it will be exactly how Pavitra (Punia; actor) wants it to be. We were supposed to spend Diwali with our family, but we're not sure. But if we're in Mumbai, it'll be my first Diwali with her. I'm excited to see how her celebrations go, which will most likely include decorating her and my homes, a small pooja, and, of course, cake.