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Good that the effigies of Asur have been burnt. Have you burnt the 'asur' inside you are you are celebrating Diwali with 'asur' in your mind?

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Asked by Francisco, 13 Nov '12 08:38 pm
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In the first place, there is no burning of Ravan and kins during Diwali or Deepavali as it is known. The lighting of lamps when Ram arrives in Ayodhya on amavasya (night of the dark moon) after the slaying of Ravan and his kin & followers is the origin of the celebration of Diwali. Over the years, so many modifications have come in including the bursting of crackers and the complete commercialisation of the event. However, the spirit with which it is celebrated has never waned in this vast country of ours who steadfastly follow the tradition of festivals to celebrate any event.

Coming back to your question, today no religion remembers the original purpose of why we celebrate any of the events or people connected with it. Ravan and his kin were slayed but at one time, he also epitomised the qualities of piousness, valour, generosity, intelligence, knowledgeable etc, which are what the ten heads metamphorically refer to. But his undoing was his own arrogance, vanity and the act of abd ...more
Answered by Omega, 13 Nov '12 09:56 pm

 
  
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Yes,tried to
Answered by anil garg, 14 Nov '12 07:19 pm

 
  
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Well, as far as possible I don't allow my demon inside me to raise its head.... a little indulgence to it may sometimes prove too destructive......
Answered by aruna v, 13 Nov '12 10:06 pm

 
  
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I am trying to minimize, or emasculate the demon in me. But, it is very potent, and there needs to constant endeavor to keep it down.
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 13 Nov '12 09:43 pm

 
  
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I dont keep unwanted things in my mind
Answered by krish, 13 Nov '12 09:24 pm

 
  
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I'm secular and no asur lives in me. Hopefully U too are the same.I believe in mankind and try to be alike a philanthropist Sir. Regards.
Answered by ashis, 13 Nov '12 09:11 pm

 
  
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The asura was burnt and done away with on dussehra the asur chapter is no longer alive and will come into play only during next dussehra
Answered by rajan, 13 Nov '12 09:07 pm

 
  
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The asur is always kept away for all practical purposes. There is a better control of mind not to let any kind of insanity to touch or rule me..!!
Answered by Anuja, 13 Nov '12 09:07 pm

 
  
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No sir, we usually burn the asura in effigy, but not the real asura in us
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 13 Nov '12 08:39 pm

 
  
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Its no use asking this , noone does that people are as bad as ever, people want celebration and fun, festivals are no longer about morals its just fun and dance
Answered by kamini joshi, 13 Nov '12 08:39 pm

 
  
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