Diwali dates back to ancient times in India, as a festival after the summer harvest in the Hindu calendar month of Karthikai. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs to mark historical events, stories or myths, but they all spiritually mark the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair.

On Diwali, we will light lamps, decorate our homes indoors and outdoors, wear new clothes, share sweets and yes, burst a lot of crackers. Everyone will buy crackers on Diwali but we don’t know the exact reason for purchasing crackers.

Nowadays there are different types of fireworks used by the people during the festival season. The fireworks sale will start before the festival season and the competition between brands is gone high. The fireworks quality has been maintained properly by some of the brands like cockbrand fireworks but still, many other local brands will compete in the market thus result in a loss or damage of people’s life.

There are numerous mythological stories behind bursting crackers. The Diwali is mainly celebrated on the death of Narakasura. He was the son of Bhoomi Devi and had become evil due to his friendship with Banasura. He had a boon that only mother could kill him. Krishna and Satyabhama were requested to kill him to end his atrocities. Satyabhama was an incarnation of Bhoomi Devi. During the battle, Naraka injured Krishna and Satyabhama seeing her husband injured was furious and killed him with Krishna’s chakra. Before dying, he asked for a boon that the people of earth should never forget him and that his death anniversary is ordained as a day of celebration. He wanted to people to light up their houses, eat sweets, wear new clothes and burst crackers.

The fireworks are the symbol of joy and fulfillment. The sound of fireworks denotes that the people are overwhelming in joy and they are ready to destroy the negativity in their life. But the environment factors will play a major role in human life. The smoke and noise the firecrackers make might let the world know about our celebration, but, in the long run, it pollutes the earth’s atmosphere worsening the conditions of global warming.

The scientific facts beyond bursting crackers are to kill insects like mosquitoes and it’s time to breed for them in the monsoon season. So by bursting crackers, we can destroy them and we can stop spreading dangerous diseases like dengue, cholera.

In the North, Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, along with his wife Sita, brother Lakshman and his greatest devotee Lord Hanuman. China is the largest fireworks manufacturer and exporter in the world and there’s some debate around just how early fireworks were discovered but we do know that they were invented in China sometime between 200 BC and 900 AD.

Walt Disney World may just love fireworks the most. The Canadian National Fireworks Association claims that the number of fireworks imported into Canada increased by about 800 percent over a 10-year span.


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