Crackers used during Deepawali in India.

Souvik By Souvik, 25th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article speaks about the different crackers used by children during Diwali. Diwali is celebrated with the use of crackers.

Crackers.

Crackers also mark the beginning of Diwali in India. Children buy different types of crackers and keep them in sunlight for a day before they are burst.

Diyas

The crackers are lit after the 14 diyas are lit in households. Diwali is the festival lights where the good spirits prevail over evil spirits.

Everyone uses them.

Although the crackers are used for the children, even their parents use the charkies or anars or other crackers.

Anars.

Anars are the most common crackers used in Diwali. After they are lit a gasp of chemicals helps the anar to shoot up and fall.

Tubris.

Anars are also called Tubris in Bengal. Many people make the tubris back at home by buying the ingredients and using the chemicals.

Anars

Anars are popular with children due to the fact that they are not as dangerous as the dodomas or kaliphatakas. They light up the air.

14 diyas

While the crackers are lit and the lights put on, the firecrackers are given colour by the 14 diyas which are lit before that.

Charkies.

Charkies are round circle like crackers which rotate on the ground once lit. They are very popular with the children.

Phuljharies

Phuljharies or tarabaties are the other types of crackers which are popular. Children and their parents use them to light other crackers.

Patakas.

There are a number of patakas called kalipatakas which are lit on the day of Shyamapuja and Lakshmipuja. When one bursts the others follow them.

Dodomas.

There are dodomas which burst on both sides. They make a huge deep sound on bursting twice on 2 ends.

Chocolate bombs.

Chocolate bombs are the other bombs. There are chemicals inside the bomb. When lit they make deep sound.

Diyas

These days the idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha are submerged in the 14 diyas are fitted together in one earthen plate.

Source of photos: "Private camera of Dr Souvik Chatterji."

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Charkies, Crackers, Deepawali, Diya

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very interesting, thanks for sharing it with us

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Oct 2014 (#)

lovely family photos again dear Souvik and interesting information..and i have missed your pages...was in england and italy however sorry have not been around...am doing much on google plus now under carolan nathan...it is easier and altho does not pay...i am getting nearly 3000 views daily...

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author avatar Souvik
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Ajayji for the wonderful comments.

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author avatar Souvik
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Carolina for the wonderful comments. wish you happy diwali.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Happy Diwali my friend. These are great photos and information about this holiday for which many people in the west know little of.
I must ask is the gun real or a toy?

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author avatar Souvik
27th Oct 2014 (#)

Dear Mark, it is toy gun but there are caps (red coloured) which are made of chemicals. So when the child raises the trigger it makes big sound.

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author avatar Ptrikha
27th Oct 2014 (#)

You indeed celebrate Diwali in a fabulous way. but we need to be very careful with using crackers and Anars.

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author avatar Souvik
27th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Ptrika, thanks a lot for the comments. Happy diwali to you.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome post and interesting piece as well!

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author avatar Souvik
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern for the beautiful comments.

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