All about Diwali

one of the most prominent festivals in hindu culture – DIWALI is celebrated with much fanfare throughout various communities in india in the indian diaspora. colloquially known as the ”fesitival of lights’, it is generally a five-day celebration wherein families get together, friends indulge in merry making, light lamps and diyas as well as gorge on sweet delicacies. these five days have their own impotance like                                                                                                                                                                           1ST DAY – The first day of the festival is called ‘DHANTERAS’ which is also called as the ‘DHANTRYAODASHI’. this day is celebrated on the month Ashwin on its 13th day. it is believed that on this day  dhanvantari,  the physician of the almighty imeerged from the ocen with a pot of Amrit in his hand. this day is belived to be an important day for the whole mankind. on this day, as per another legend, Goddess Laxmi also came out of the ocean. and that the reason, that this day is considered very suitable for carrying out financial investment.                                                                       2ND DAY- Like the fascinating history of first day of diwali, the second day too has an intresting story behind. this day is celebrated for as per the the scriptures it is belived that lord krishna and his wife satyabhama overpowered the demon named naraksura. The overpowerd demon was killed by lord Krishna on the second day of diwali and the day was called as NARAK CHATURDASHI.                                                                                                                                                                                                          3RD DAY- The third day of festivals is  referred with the name Deepawali. this day is the most important part of celebration as it involve great celebration with Diya and Laxmi puja. the celebration of the day of deepawali is related to the great history of Lord Rama who was considered as an incarnation of lord vishnu. as per scriptures it was the return of Lord Rama with wife Sita and brother Laxman, from 14 years of exile that the first dipawali were celebrated in AYODHYA.                                                                                                                                                                                             4TH DAY- The fourth day of the festival celebrates the kind and benevolent cat of lord Krishna in which he protected the village of his place from incessant rain by lifting up the goverdhan parvat situated in Mathura.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5TH DAY- The last day of the festival of BHAI dooj .                                                                                                                                                    Diwali is celebrated on amavasya or no moon day and heralds the dawn of a new year according to the Hindu calendar.  it also foretells of fresh beginning as we open new chequebooks and diaries as well as clean our homes not just in India DEEPAVALI  is also celebrated all over world with great enthusiasm. Diwali is a diminutation on its sanskrit name of DEEPAVALI also popularly celebrated in other corners of world like Malaysia, Firzi, Singapore, and Europe. However Diwali is not just burning candies, firework and gambling but also rediscovering your inner peace.  may this festival of lights bring peace , prosperity , success, health, and greath happiness . HAPPY DIWALI………….

Article written by

Please comment with your real name using good manners.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Result icon