Diwali Festival of Lights - All About Diwali

Diwali is most famous Hindu festival and celebrated by millions of people around the world.Its a festival of Lights and most significant festival in Indian culture. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

To celebrate this festival people decorate their home with Rangoli, Colorful Lights and candle lights. Etc. Share gifts and sweets with each others. In the late evening people enjoy fire works.

What Is Diwali?
Diwali, the festival of lights, is mainly celebrated in honour of Lord Ram's return to his kingdom in Ayodhya, after staying in exile for 14 years. People of Ayodhya welcomed their dear king and queen Ram and Sita with open arms. Ram was always considered to be the rightful owner of the throne of Ayodhya by his subjects. Bharata, who ruled the kingdom for 14 years at the request of Ram and awaited his return, was overjoyed. To mark the occasion, people lighted lamps and decorated entire Ayodhya with rows of 'diyas' (earthen clay pots) on the dark night of 'Amavasya'. Sweets were distributed in every household and a grand feast was held in the honour of Ram. This is the day, we still celebrate as Diwali.

Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness". People clean, renovat and decorate their homes, offices and shops etc. As per our Sanskriti Diwali is celebrated eighteen days after the Dussehra. This five day festival starts from "Dhanteras" also known as Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi.

First Day Diwali Pooja: According to the Hindu mythology, Lakshmi Puja should be done at the Dhanteras throughout the Pradosh Kaal. On this day, Hindus consider it as an extremely auspicious day to make new purchases, especially gold or silver articles and new utensils. On the night of "Dhanteras", diyas (lamps) are ritually kept burning all through the nights in honor of Lakshmi and Dhanvantari.

Second Day Diwali Pooja (Choti Diwali):  The second day is Choti Diwali. "Choti Diwali" is celebrated a day before Diwali. In many parts of the country, the festival is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi. It was named after the great battle of Narakasura and Lord Krishna. According to scriptures, the demon king had held 16,000 girls in his cruel hostage. Lord Krishna defeated the demon and relieved the girls from his rule. Since the girls were unsure of their future and acceptance in the society, they went to Lord Krishna for advice. Lord Krishna and his wife Queen Satyabhama, decided that they should all marry Lord Krishna and be recognized as his wives.

Many people celebrate this day as Abhyang Snan or take a bath in the Ganga River. According to their believe, the holy dip could absolve a person of his previous sins and he/she could be saved from going to Naraka or hell. Til or sesame oil is used for a special face mask that is applied during the holy bath. After the bath, people deck up in new clothes. In the evening, people light several diyas (earthen clay pots) in and around their house. They also enjoy many different kinds of sweets etc.

Diwali - Main Diwali is celebrated  in the darkest night of the traditional month (Amavasya). People offer prayer and worship to Lord Rama and his wife Godess Sita. In the evneing people again decorate their houses with candle and diya and enjopy fire work. After that all family members enjoy sweets and delicious food together.

Govardhan Pooja: is celebrated to commemorate the history of Govardhan Parbat through which the lives of many people was saved from the critical rain. It is considered that the people of Gokul were used of worshipping God Indra, also known as God of rain. But Lord Krishna had to change such type of opinions of the people of Gokul. He told that you should all worship the Annakut hill or Govardhan Parbat as he is the real God who is nurturing and saving your lives from drastic conditions by giving you food and shelter.
Hence, they had started worshipping that mountain in the place of God Indra. By seeing this, Indra became angry and started raining too much in the Gokul. Finally Lord Krishna had saved their lives by lifting the Govardhan hill at his little finger and covered the people of Gokul under it. In this way proud Indra had defeated by the Lord Krishna. Now, the day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja to offer the homage to the Govardhan Parbat. Govardhan puja festival is also being celebrated as the Annakut. People celebrate Govardhan Puja by making food of cereals such as wheat, rice, curry of gram flour and leafy vegetables in order to offer to the Hindu Lord Krishna.

Bhaiya Dooj: After the dazzling festival of lights and all the high-voltage grandeur of Diwali, the last day of the Diwali celebrations is 'Bhaiya Dooj’ which glorifies the brother-sister love all over in India.Bhaiya Dooj is of great significance and values in Hinduism. On this day the sisters get ready and put a 'Tilak’ or a vermillion mark on the forehead of their brothers and perform a 'aarti’ by showing him the holy flame and prays for his well being. Brothers and sisters exchange gifts with each other for all their love and care.

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