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Diwali A Festival Of Lights Turned Into A Festival Of Sounds

Diwali the Festival Of Lights has always been special for me. When I was young it was the new dress, crackers, sweets and guests (yes! exactly in the same order) that used to excite me.

Diwali
Diwali

Now it is the Décor, Children’s happiness, Cooking and Guests that excite me.

I love decorating the house during Diwali, especially the diyas!

My mom had encouraged me always to do the Rangolis at home just like how Deepa had done with her children. They were doing the Rangoli and preparing sweets too.

I am excited and that stands unrevoked with aging.

Diwali wishes are always special, However one that made my day was from Mayuri. It made me smile and make you too.

 

Diwali A Festival Of Sounds or Light

 

This Diwali However made me think about how a festival of lights has been converted to a festival of sounds.

They say Diwali started with people lighting up the way when Ram was returning to Ayodhya!  No mention about the crackers though. Now we have started doing that and more – Bursting crackers that really is causing a lot of trouble.

It was after a query in facebook groups that I started thinking, and felt really worried, are we harming our children?

Our children are exposed to too much sound that might cause a lot of harm to your ears.

Dr. Amrita clearly listed out the problems Crackers cause to ears, you would really be surprised with all the facts there and worried as I am now.

 

Disturbing Neighbors

Sounds not only creates trouble to us but also disturbs neighbors. There may be toddlers or younger children in the neighborhood and aged people, the sounds that the crackers create might disturb them continuously.

Isnt that a lot of bad?

Are we teaching the right thing to our children?

Jaibala writes exactly how she felt this Diwali and how angry she became due to it as a mother of a toddler. You need to burst crackers, there is so much of light and a lot more fun for children but still your independence stop until you enter another person’s privacy and cracker sounds  seems to be entering everyone else’s privacy.

Give Some Solitude

Not every person wants all the sounds there is to Diwali, I am one hermit like that, described rightly  Shinjini ! Though I love the festival not all can be thought to be the same.

Tina Basu has very nicely differentiated how Diwali the festival of light has become the festival of sound.  it was then I realised home how much the sound is affecting people around us.

 

  • Give respect to others privacy.
  • Stick to the times within which you can burst crackers.
  • Help others have some peace.

Its high time we begin thinking about how much we are polluting the environment, with sound and smoke.

 

Delhi was listed in the danger list of most polluted cities just after Diwali. Its better late than never, heed to the Nature’s Call for action – Save nature

I am taking Part in NaBloPoMo and this is my first Post

Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathihttps://www.simpleindianmom.in
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.
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