Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Diwali - Festival of Lights

About Diwali:

Diwali, which is also called Deepavali or Dipavali. Diwali is a Hindu festival. It also called as the festival of Lights. Diwali literally means a row of lights, and the main attraction is the candles and lamps, called diyas, that are lit in almost every home after puja. The lights are meant to welcome Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity, and to bring joy, mirth and happiness in the new year, which starts the day after Diwali.

Diwali or Dipawali means  "Rows of Lamps". On Diwali people lighting Lamps.

Diwali is Five Day Festival:

  • The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian people are doing Dhan or Laxmi Puja. People buys Golds and Jewellery on this day.
  • The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya or Chotti Diwali. Lord Krishana killed Naraks singh.
  • The third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. People Celebrate Diwali on the Occasion of when God Shree Ram came on this day to Ayodhya and people welcome them with Fire Crackers and Lighting whole Ayodhya with lights and Diwas.
  • The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami or Hindi New Year. People gives Good Wishes to each other. People visiting to family and Friends homes and give their New Year Wishes.
  • The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

Hindu Mythology

The Story of Rama and Sita: Lord Rama was a great warrior King who was exiled by his father Dashratha, the King of Ayodhya, along with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakshman, on his wife's insistence. Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put an end to the demon Ravana of Lanka, who was a great Pundit, highly learned but still evil dominated his mind. After this victory of Good over Evil, Rama returned to Ayodhya. In Ayodhya, the people welcomed them by lighting rows of clay lamps. So, it is an occasion in honor of Rama's victory over Ravana; of Truth's victory over Evil.

Celebrate Diwali .....

Diwali Festival of Lights
Happy Diwali


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