Summer Picnic

42 Gam Kadawa Patidar : Summer Picnic


Navratri, is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. Navratri that is the most observed in the honor of the divine feminine Devi (Durga) in months of September and October.  In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In the northern and western states, the festival is synonymous with "Rama Lila" and Dussehra that celebrates the battle and victory of god Rama over the demon king Ravana.


Diwali, is a five-day festival celebrated by millions of people across the world every Autumn. Diwali celebrates the legend of Lord Rama and his wife Sita returning to their kingdom in northern India from exile after defeating the demon king Ravanna in 15th century BC. Diwali also pays tribute to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and lanterns are lit to guide her into people’s homes. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, people dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas  (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi– the goddess of fertility and prosperity.