The Festival of Lights with the name Diwali, Deepawali, Divali, Deepavali
India is the country of festivals. Every day is celebrated in different regions of India. Diwali is the most significant festival of India and is celebrated with full enthusiasm, charm, and traditions every year all over India, even outside the country. People celebrate it very enthusiastically in the happiness of Lord Rama returning to his kingdom, Ayodhya after 14 years of time defeating the devil Ravana.
It is the sacred Hindu festival which signifies the triumph of goodness over badness. This festival is also celebrated by Sikh as their 6th Guru Sri Hargobind Ji was released from Gwalior jail by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
People do whitewash and clean their houses. They decorate their house by lightening lamps candles, diyas, torang, flowers and making colorful rangolis outside their house. In the evening, people do the puja of goddess Lakshmi. They pray to god for a happy and prosperous life. After the puja, they distribute Prasad and gifts to their relatives.
On this day people buy and wear new clothes, kids buy toys and firecrackers. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi visits every house so the people decorate their house and pathways by lightening diyas to remove the darkness and welcoming the goddess. In the evening, worship Goddess Laxmi at home and offices, share gifts and sweets, they wish each other and play with firecrackers.
It is celebrated five long days of celebration with joy and delight. As the first day is Dhanteras ( Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi), the second day is known as Choti Diwali (Narka Chaturdashi), the third day is the main Diwali or Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan puja(Padwa or Balipratipada)is celebrated on the fourth day and last day is celebrated as Bhaiya Dooj (celebrate brother-sister relationship). Each of the five days has its own culture and beliefs.
Diwali brings happiness and lights in our lives. Add fragrances to our lives and relationships. We feel refresh and renowned energies after the week of celebration.
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