Diwali is the most awaited festival in India. This coming year it is on November 7, 2018.
As India is a land of various religions and all sorts of the religions have different festivals and fairs, that are celebrated each year. But Diwali is really a festival that is celebrated equally by all the religions. In Hinduism Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating Ravana this signify the victory of great over evil. In happy diwali Commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 50 Hindu Kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir. People light candles and divas to celebrate his return.
This festival is celebrated within the month of October or November based on the Hindu calendar. It falls each year inside the month of Kartik.Here is the end of rainy season and the beginning of the winter season. The weather is quite pleasant since it is neither hot nor cold.
Diwali is celebrated for 5 days that are Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Lakshmi Pujan or Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Duj.Each one of these days have different significance. On Dhanteras Hindus consider it auspicious to buy gold or silver articles or at a minimum one or two new utensils. It really is believed that new “Dhan” or some type of precious metal is an indication of best of luck. “Laxmi-Puja” is performed within the evenings when tiny Diyas of clay are lit to operate away the shadows of evil spirits. “Bhajans”-devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi can also be sung.
The second day marks the celebration of Choti Diwali. This very day provides extensive religious significance for folks, as it is on this day that Lord Krishna defeated the devil Narakasur, thus giving a sigh of relief to the people.
As a part of its celebration, people massage their bodies with oil to bid bye to tiredness.
The Third day is the main day.It is the Lakshmi Pujan or Diwali.The Lakshmi Puja is dedicated to the Lakshmi Goddess of prosperity and wealth. Lakshmi Pujan is carried out in each and every home after sunset. Diwali is additionally regarded as a New Year for Business. People purchase new clothes and Exchange Diwali Gifts in India on this day. Diwali is also about enlightenment of xrlkrg and burning of our bad times. It is actually about coming over the darkness of ignorance and stepping into a cleaner and brighter world.
Your Fourth day will be the Govardhan Puja the Fifth Day is Bhai Duj. Bhai-Duj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and affection from a brother as well as a sister. ‘Bhai’ means brother and ‘Duj’ means two days after new moon.. Each year the festival comes two days after Diwali in Kartik month.
Before Diwali many preparations are done. Houses are white washed and well cleaned. The walls are decorated with curtains and photos. In every single house sweets are prepared or purchased from the current market. Sweets are exchanged among family and friends. Gifts can also be distributed among relatives and friends.
The day itself is marked with great rejoicing and merry-making. Diwali is also called the festival of lights. The illumination at night is really a sight to see. You can find rows of light to be seen on the roof of each house building. Earthen lamps are lighted in large numbers. Many people now use multicolored electric bulbs to illuminate their houses. The festival ends with the worship of goddess Lakshmi at about ten or eleven p.m. A picture or a small idol in the goddess is bathed in milk, prayers are offered, and sweets are distributed.