Diwali -The festival of lights
Diwali which is also known as Lakshmi Puja is the Hindu festival of lights.Diwali Puja recognize the victory of good over evil. The significance of Diya’s or lights is for the celebration and hope. This festival comes every year in late Ashwin month which is around October month and ends in early Kartika which is November month.
Diwali is the festival of light and it also considered as one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. Diwali will be on 19th October 2017 this year but the preparation can be started around 1-2 weeks before,which includes buying new clothes ,cleaning of whole house,cooking sweets, painting your houses and organizing Diwali parties.
This way Deepavali is famous for the homecoming of Lord Rama and the belief is that when the news of Lord Ram returning to his homeland reached Ayodhya, the entire city was lit with thousands of oil lamps (diyas) and decorated with flowers and beautiful rangolis. Since then, Diwali has been known as the festival of lights.However,to welcome the Lord Ram back to his home after a vanvas the people decoratde their houses with oil lamps, which is why the festival is also called ‘Deepavali’. This tradition of lighting oil lamps represents the victory of good over evil.
Also,in this day to welcome Goddess Lakshmi,people make beautiful rangolis, and Paduka (laxmi footsteps) on the entrance of their houses. In other parts of India,people perform the Kali puja on the Diwali day which takes place overnight. Diwali tradition also includes distributing sweets and dry fruits to friends, relative and neighbors to celebrate the festival of Diwali.
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Diwali celebrations or traditions goes for a five days with each day having its own significance and traditional rituals . The beginning of diwali celebration is with ‘Dhanteras’, this day people buy utensils, silver ware or gold. The main belief of buying precious metal is that it represents a new “Dhan” which is a sign of good luck and prosperity. After this comes the Choti Diwali which is actually a preparations for the Badi Diwali. The next to choti diwali day is Badi Diwali, the main festive day . On this day, people perform laxmi puja, visit each other’s houses with sweets and gifts, burn fire crackers and spend time with their family and friends. The Govardhan Puja is a day after Diwali and finally the five-day celebration comes to an end with Bhai Dooj where sisters apply tilak on their brother’s forehead and siblings pray for each other’s well-being.
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