A new festival arrives and this time it is one of lights;
These lights stand as a beacon of hope to perish the evil sprites.
The surroundings look welcoming and brightened;
It is about time to recharge and feel enlightened.
Earthen lamps and lanterns are the cynosure of all eyes;
Fireworks are avoided or kept to a minimum by the wise.
Ecofriendly alternatives are the best for celebrations;
It is just to contain pollution and its ramifications.
The festival is a delight to the connoisseurs of food,
The menu is elaborate and extremely good.
Deepavali heralds a renewed phase of prosperity;
It is celebrated with vivacity and it enjoys popularity.
May the festive aura greet you with rapture!
I sign off by wishing you a bright future.
– Rukma Vasudev