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Why we are celebrating diwali for enjoyment or as it come so we enjoy?
Is every festival needed to be celibrate?

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Asked by Anand Shah, 06 Nov '07 06:42 pm
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Yes.

Festivals are meant for maximum enjoyment, to provide people of all faiths & colours with a respite from the stress of everyday life. In Chola times, the stress was avoiding being robbed by bandits, or having ur wife taken in by bandits, each time u went to the forest to collect wood.

Nowadays, it's the corporate regimen.

There's absolutely nothing wrong in having a good time, and I sincerely feel this is a skill we Indians have forgotten these past years.

The festive spirit of the 60s and 70s in Deepawali, Holi, Eid etc., are very much dampened now, because of our own puritanism we've come to adopt since the 90s onwards. We should enjoy & enjoy it with the SAME intensity as 1950, 60s, and 70s India!

We need to learn a thing or 2 about learning to have a good time from the GErmans in Oktoberfest or from the Brazilians in the Annual national carnival.
Answered by A Moin, 06 Nov '07 06:48 pm

 
  
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Festival is meant to bring people of different walks of life and of different social status together. It is meant to share what we have with the have-nots with a spirit of friendship.It is meant to meet all relations and enquire about their welfare.We need festivals to unwind ourselves and relax.
Answered by lalitha ramamurthy, 01 Aug '09 11:50 pm

 
  
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Our festivals are not celebrated for funs and enjoyment but they have some religious or social reasons for it.Deepawali is celebrated as a mark of rejoycing of people of AYODHYA when Bhagwan Ram returns after 14 yrs of exile.The 2nd reason is that after rainy seasons houses are to be clean, the mosquitos to be killed by burning oil lamps, businessmen worship their account books and pooja in their offices and all in their houses worship Ganeshji for removing sorrow,Luxmiji sitting on GARUN for proserity and wealth and KUBERJI .These fetivals are part and parcel of our culture,civilisation and religion and so it is celebrated with fun and enjoyment with reduce our tension and bring us closer as a social animals.But due to MNC they have been commercialised which spoils the original purpose.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 06 Nov '07 10:16 pm

 
  
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Like other festivals, diwali is also one. we celebrate festivals only in order to come closer in heart and exhibit the love towards other. the celebration need not have members from their family alone, can have friends and other relatives too. let us not construe it as an enjoyment alone. it is a feeling of oneness that generates brewing in.
Answered by ragu, 06 Nov '07 06:47 pm

 
  
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