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First of all Happy Diwali to everyone! As the saying goes cleanliness is next to godliness, my Diwali started by cleaning the home. I got rid of all the unwanted things and cleaned every nook and corner of my home. This year I used eco-friendly products to clean my home, I am very happy with the outcome and also the decision. I felt tired because of continuous cleaning work that went on for 4 days. Then I decided to go out and feel the air filled with the festive spirit and I bought dresses for my family, purchased pooja items, earthen lamps and firecrackers. Shopping for Diwali makes me overcome my tiredness and regain my lost energy. We prepared anjeer burfi, laddu, murukku and mixture for Diwali sweets and snacks. We were ready for Diwali and the day had finally arrived. Hurray!
Today is Diwali, we woke up early and followed the ritual by applying sesame oil on our heads and completed our Ganga Snanam. We wore new clothes and jewellery. The puja room was decorated with flowers and poo kolam. We kept floating candles in a fishbowl and placed it in the centre of the dining table. It was well-appreciated. Then we performed puja to seek blessings from God and all the elders at home. Then lit home with handmade earthen lamps. We all know bursting crackers is one of the most joyous parts of celebrating Diwali but we minimally purchased crackers keeping in mind the recent supreme court guidelines for bursting crackers. We bursted fire-crackers during the allocated time slot. The best part is that I celebrated Diwali with my son. I was excited when he held a sparkler with my help and he enjoyed watching fireworks without any fear. My son easily adapts to change even though he is merely 14 months old. Then we went for our breakfast which included different kinds of mouth-watering homemade and store-bought sweets, South Indian special idli with sambhar and other snacks from our neighbours. It was a big breakfast followed by watching tv shows. We wished our friends & relatives a happy Diwali and shared sweets and gifts. This Diwali is really very special for me with a lot of happy and sweet memories.
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