UDiwali eThekwini

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AmaHindu aseThekwini aqhube amasiko amaningi kanye nemikhosi evela eNdiya kodwa umgubho obaluleke kakhulu futhi odumile uDiwali noma i-Deepavali Diwali igujwa ngamaHindu aseThekwini minyaka yonke futhi ibizwa ngokuthi umkhosi wamalambu. Kuqhunyiswa iziqhumane esibhakabhakeni futhi ugujwa usuku noma ezimbili.

Isizathu sikaDiwali


Kunezinganekwane eziningi zokuthi kungani sigubha iDiwali kepha ingqikithi eyinhloko ukunqoba okubi. Inganekwane edume kakhulu ukubuya kukaLord Rama noSita bevela ehlathini e-Ayhoda eNdiya ngemuva kwezinsuku ezingama-40 ngemuva kokudingiswa yinkosi enonya. Ukumaka ukubuya kwabo, abantu babamba umgubho futhi bayinkolelo ephethwe amaHindu akhuluma isiHindi. AmaTamil eThekwini akholelwa ukuthi uDiwali ligujwa ngemuva kokuthi uNkulunkulu ecekele phansi inkosi embi eyayibopha abantu abangenacala. Isifiso sokugcina senkosi ukuthi ukufa kwayo kufanele kube umgubho yingakho kwaba ukuqala kukaDiwali. Inhloso enkulu kaDiwali ukugubha ubuhle ngaphezu kokubi.

Ukubungazwa kukaDiwali eThekwini

IDiwali imvamisa uba ngo-Okthoba noma ngoNovemba kuya ngenyanga. UDiwali yisikhathi sokugubha ukunqoba nokunqoba kokuhle phezu kokubi. EThekwini, abantu baqala kusasele isonto belungisa inyama enoshukela kanye nokupheka. Ngosuku lukaDiwali eThekwini amaHindu ageza ngowoyela ogcotshwa emzimbeni wabo ngomdala womndeni. Amafutha ukuhlanza umzimba wamandla amabi futhi alethe inhlanhla nokuhlanzeka emicabangweni nasezenzweni zabo. Ngemuva kwalokho bagqoka izingubo ezintsha base besabalalisa amaphasela nezipho emndenini nakubangani. Kukhona ukushintshaniswa kwamaphasela kaDiwali noma izipho. Abantu baphinde bahlobise izindlu zabo futhi bakhanyise izibani zobumba. Ukukhanya ukubaluleka kokuhle ngaphezu kokubi, njengoba ubumnyama bumele ububi. Ebusuku kunombukiso we-firework okuwukugqama komkhosi, ukuhlelwa kokukhanya phezu kwesibhakabhaka kubungazwa ukunqoba.

Njalo ngonyaka kuba nombukiso weziqhumane ezindaweni ezingasolwandle zaseThekwini ngenhloso yokunciphisa lo mgubho. UDiwali yisikhathi sokupha ngezipho imiphakathi eminingi yabeswele eThekwini. Ngakho-ke uDiwali ingumkhosi nesikhathi sokupha lapho kunqotshwa okubi.

Ibhalwe uYoveshine Pillay

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