Diwali 2016: Things to Take Care

Diwali 2016 Dates are coming closer and I know it must be giving goose bumps to you already. I know you celebrated Diwali 2015 like a rock star and are ready to repeat the same this year as well. Here we will discuss very common things that you need to take care about Diwali 2016.

Diwali 2016: how to make it special

If we go deep into the roots of celebrating Diwali then it is the celebration of a son coming back home after 14 years. If you are leaving away from home then the best Diwali gift you can have for your family is a well planned trip to either home or some other suitable spot (I will prefer home as Diwali is best celebrated at own home but if you want to try some vacation island then you can choose that as well).

Happy Diwali 2016

We should try to use crackers to a limit as minimum as possible. Look for the initiative from the Government. I think government should put a limit on crackers and must integrate available options like Aadhar Card, Ration Card or Voter Card even with crackers selling. There must be a limit set for each of the card and people must buy crackers within the specified limits only. Excessive crackers impact nature in a bad manner and we should avoid them as much as we can.

We should stay away for ill things like drinking, playing cards etc on such pious day. I believe it is something that is not supposed to discuss and you already know it. It can be best Diwali gift (if you were doing any such ill thing till last Diwali) if you stop doing any of these ill activities. Go ahead and try, believe me nothing will be better than this.

Prepare yourself, your home and your surroundings for Diwali. Please clean your surroundings and home properly. This is the way we can pour our part in Sawachha Bharta campaign (Clean India) also.

Make sure to buy sweets and other edible things from trusted stores only. Do not go for cheap sweats rather buy trusted sweets only (even if they are bit costlier than usual).

We have just started preparation for Diwali 2016. We will shoot more info and helping things/ideas about Diwali 2016 in coming months. Till then please start with the above mentioned things and we wish Diwali 2016 to be the best Diwali so far for you and your family.

How to find bus tickets easily during Diwali

Everyone wants to travel home during Diwali and why not, Diwali is one time festival in the complete year which everyone wishes to celebrate with family. But unfortunately sometimes, people don't get confirmed tickets with trains and they do not want to travel by air because of high ticket price or unavailability of flights to their home towns.

What one an do in such situation? I will give one very simple solution to this problem. However I know you may find it somewhat not that helpful but believe me it will help you reach out your home during anytime/season of the year. The solution I am talking about is to travel home by bus. Yes you heard it right. I am talking about travelling home during Diwali by bus.

Today most of the states are having their own transport corporation and most of them are online. You can book tickets online easily and can travel without any trouble. You will get detailed tutorials on web that will explain the entire process of booking with these corporations.

Coming to Karnataka state then KSRTC serves one of the most populous bus crowd in the entire country. They serves thousands of travelers daily. I have found one step by step tutorial about KSRTC Online Booking which you can also use. I have used it personally and it helped me in many ways.

Talking about other corporations then you can easily find tutorials on web or just visit the official website of those corporations and try booing tickets by referencing above tutorial. Please let me know if you need help on this.

Choti Diwali Dates, Celebrations, Meaning

Like Diwali/Deepavali, Choti Diwali is also celebrated with same enthusiasm day before Diwali night and it is also known as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’. Diwali festival is celebrated by Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian etc. religion people and it is a festival of Light, Crackers and Sweets. Diwali is a five day long festival starting from Dhantreas follow by Choti Diwali, Deepavali etc.

Choti Diwali Celebration

Most of the people even don’t know why we celebrate ‘Choti Diwali’? And even few people even don’t hear about ‘Choti Diwali’ word or what it means? So ‘Choti Diwali’ is also known as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’ which means demon ‘Narak’ was killed by women before Diwali night, because he was cursed that he would be killed by only women. When he died then his mother said that his death should not be a day of mourning but an occasion of to celebrate and rejoice. So after that every year people celebrate day of Diwali/Deepavali as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’ which is also known as ‘Choti Diwali’.

How to Celebrate ‘Choti Diwali’

In the early morning of Choti Diwali people clean their homes and decorate it with colour and makes different design of Rangoli in their homes and offices. In the evening people burn or decorate their home with different types of advanced light and candles and after that they worship Lord Lakshmi and Rama, after that they enjoy crackers and different kinds of sweets with family members.

Choti Diwali in North India

People of North and South India celebrate Choti Diwali in different style. South Indian people celebrate Choti Diwali as Narak Chaturdasi, while as North Indian people celebrates day before Diwali as Choti Diwali on which they wake up in the early morning and burn bundle of woods in front of their homes.