Diwali and radiance are almost synonymous. They are inseparably linked with each other. In fact, the word ‘Diwali’ actually means a festival spreading radiance and brightness. Isn’t it amazing how Diwali fills colors and brightness to our lives? It is a bright beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Lightening is an essential part of Diwali. It rubs the darkness away and brings brightness not just to our homes but also to our lives. We get a break from the normal boring routine of our lives. We decorate our homes, wear new clothes and eat loads of sweets.
After cleaning is done, the home is decorated. This decoration mainly includes lightening up the house. The lightening process begins a few days before Diwali and remains a few days after the main day of celebration (the Lakshmi pooja).
The primitive way of lighting includes the use of diyas. These tiny stars are positioned decoratively around the rangoli, balconies, and verandahs. Some people also use them inside their rooms. But with development and modernization, the use of electrical lighting came into the picture.
In villages, people use candles and diyas, positioned decoratively in a particular pattern or design. It may be because they lack electrical resources, don’t know to handle them, or love its traditional ways.
However, people living in towns use electrical appliances to their best. As you pass by the buildings, you would find lanterns of different shapes and colors hung on their windows. Some societies that have extra funds decorate their buildings like a wedding place. The variety ranges from eye-catchy bright lightning to sober lavender ones. The grape lightning is prevalent, and the grape lightning wires are twisted and given a decorative shape. They look beautiful when the electricity passes through them, and the light flickers through them.
Traditional or modern, lightning brings life to the festival. Without it, Diwali is nothing. It makes the festival what it is. So add radiance, add spark, add glitter, and add life to this festival.
It is also better to be cautious when using Diwali lighting because cheap lightings can cause electrical damage.
Use proper spike guard to ensure proper current.
Make sure the wires are well hidden and far from the reach of children.
Make sure there is no loose wire.
Taking the help of an electrician is a good idea.
Electrical lighting can be placed in various shapes, which are auspicious to Diwali and festivals as per Hindu religion.
Another is Lighting Toran, decorative small chandeliers like lighting that can be hanged at door, balcony, and window. In this, you need to place just one bulb, and it will lit the place in a decorative pattern.