Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diwali Festival In India

Diwali Festival In India

"Diwali", the festival of lights, illuminates the darkness of the New Year's moon, and strengthens our close friendships and knowledge, with a self-realization!

Diwali is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Amavasya - the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, (October/November) every year. It symbolizes that age-old culture of India which teaches to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge. Diwali, the festival of lights even to-day in this modern world projects the rich and glorious past of India.

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali the sound of firecrackers announces the celebration of the favorite festival of Indians. Homes are decorated, sweets are distributed by everyone and thousands of lamps are lit to create a world of fantasy. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity.

The ancient story of how Diwali evolved into such a widely celebrated festival is different in various regions and states of India. In the north, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and the surrounding areas, Diwali is the day when King Rama's coronation was celebrated in Ayodhya after his epic war with Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. By order of the royal families of Ayodhya and Mithila, the kingdom of which Sita was princess, the cities and far-flung boundaries of these kingdoms were lit up with rows of lamps, glittering on dark nights to welcome home the divine king Rama and his queen Sita after 14 years of exile, ending with an across-the-seas war in which the whole of the kingdom of Lanka was destroyed.

On the day of Diwali festival, doorways are hung with torans of mango leaves and marigolds. Rangolis are drawn with different colored powders to welcome guests. The traditional motifs are often linked with auspicious symbols of good luck. Oil diyas are arranged in and around the house. Because of these flickering lamps, the festival has acquired its name : Dipawali or Diwali meaning 'a rows of lamps'. On this day, people buy something for the house or some jewelry for the women of the house. It is auspicious to be buy something metallic, such as silver.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ankit's thought: Enjoy Summer As a Teenager

ankit's thought: Enjoy Summer As a Teenager: "Summer vacation is a very happy time in a teenagers life. No longer must you worry about school. The world is yours, and you can do (almost..."

ankit's thought: Friendship

ankit's thought: Friendship: "“Many people will walk in and out of your life; but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.' -- ankit Friends are our truest..."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Enjoy Summer As a Teenager

Summer vacation is a very happy time in a teenagers life. No longer must you worry about school. The world is yours, and you can do (almost) anything! Time for the beach, friends, and SUMMER! Time for FUN!!!
Steps
1. If it's okay with your parents,    and if you have the money, sign up for a week or so of summer camp.
2.Take advantage of your talents now! Use and improve your skills while you have time. It may become a hobby to enjoy once you're good at it! Lets say you are enthused about classic cars.
3. Relax. Summer isn't ALL fun and games. It can also be a time for resting your brain after all that hard work at school. 
4. Sign up for a sport. You will learn to work in a group, which will be beneficiary in life and it will be fun. Choose one that you truly enjoy or that requires the skills that you have. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

ankit's thought: Friendship

ankit's thought: Friendship: "“Many people will walk in and out of your life; but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.' -- ankit Friends are our truest..."

Friendship


“Many people will walk in and out of your life; but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."-- ankit
Friends are our truest treasures. How many times have they: Made us laugh when we felt like crying over a bad mistake? Made us feel loved when our boyfriends (or girlfriends) broke up with us? Gave us the courage to go back to school or to change careers? Like armor, good friends make us almost invincible, capable of warding off the blows life occasionally deals us. Because of their steadfastness, we see setbacks for what they are: temporary.
Because friends accept us for who we are, we gain the confidence to dream great dreams—and to make them real. Friends liven up our days with their twisted humor, their honest answers, and their ability to bear our gloating when we beat them at golf or tennis. We can even trust them with our most embarrassing secrets! What a relief it is for us to reveal our true selves to someone!
It’s no wonder, then, that medical researchers have found that those who have friends tend to be happier, healthier, and live longer than those who do not. In fact, friendship has numerous physical and spiritual benefits.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HAPPY HOLI

May you have the most blessed holi festival than you ever had.
May it be full of fun,joy and love.
May you be as colorful as the festival itself or even more.
Lets all have lots of fun.