Diwali is moreover known as Deepawali, it is one of the India’s biggest festivals. The word deepawali ways rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights, and prestigious with lots of joy every year. On this festival people light up their houses with oil lamps to symbolises the inner light that protects from any evil or any spiritual darkness and strings of twinkling lights which symbolizes the victory of light over.
This festival is prestigious in the hindu month of kartikamasam which falls sometime during storing on variegated dates each year, which is usually between October – November , In 2022 Diwali falls on Monday, October 24. And the weightier time to do Diwali pooja is 6:53pm to 8:16 pm, for scrutinizingly 1 hour 23 minutes.
Diwali has wilt the national festival that is moreover enjoyed, prestigious by non-hindu communities. For instance, In jainism Diwali festival marks the nirvana or the spiritual risorgimento of Lord mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C. while in Sikhism it marks the day when guru
hargobind ji, the sixth guru, was freed from imprisonment. Buddhists of India moreover celebrates Diwali. Even on the day of Diwali there is a public holiday in some countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Tobago and many more. There is moreover a school holiday in many states of the United States where there are large number of Hindu population.
Diwali Puja preparation and method to perform it-
The rituals for the Diwali puja vary equal to the individual families and regions. The vital items that will require are
Earthen pot/kalash , mango leaves, idol or picture of goddess Lakshmi ,milk and curd, honey , ghee, puffed rice , cumin seeds, sweets, and coriander leaves.
According to Hindu rituals to perform a Diwali Puja, first we need to spread out a wipe reticulum and on it will create a bed of rice on which a pot will be placed and inside the pot there should be water, flowers, coin, rice and the imbricate it’s opening through the mango leaves and then placing a plate on it, it is believed that this is a place where goddess Lakshmi will sit. On the right side of the pot/kalash lord Ganesha’s idol should be placed, slantingly the idols of goddess Saraswati . The place where the Puja is happening should be decorated, clean, well lit with diyas and candles. The offerings should be of flowers, rice, garlands of marigold, coconut, fruits, sweets, nuts, kumkum, sandalwood. During the whole Puja one should recite the mantras of goddess Lakshmi and lord Ganesha.
Apart from Lakshmi pujan , lord Kuber the treasurer of god’s is moreover worshipped on Diwali. For Kuber Puja , worship the locker or the place where one keeps his gold and mazuma at home. In the end the whole family should recite the Diwali Puja aarti and then the distribution of Prasad.
How Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali is prestigious during the months of October or November, It is prestigious to mark, enjoy the return of Lord Rama without 14 years of his exile and moreover his victory over the demon Ravana who kidnapped goddess sita , wife of Lord Rama. To gloat the victory of good over evil people use to light up the oil lamps, decorate their houses with lights, diyas to mark the victory of light over darkness. On the day of Diwali people use to worship Lord Ganesha for welfare and prosperity and Goddess lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.
Hindus regards this festival as a triumph of life and the occasion of strengthen the relationships among everyone. In some parts of India, the festival marks the whence of the new year. Few days surpassing deepawali people wipe their houses, shops ,buildings and temples are stuff whitewashed decorated with lights, pictures, flowers, colourful rangoli art work on the archway to welcome the goddess lakshmi and to requite good luck for the year ahead.
While at night few days surpassing the festival, streets are moreover stuff decorated with colourful and twinkling light strings, earthen lamps, electric bulbs. Sweets, toy shops, firecracker shops are stuff decorated to vamp the passerby. People use to buy sweets and chocolates for their family members and relatives, with this it strengthens the togetherness among people. On the other hand at homes moreover people use to make home made items to gloat the festival. On the day of
Diwali goddess Lakshmi is moreover worshiped in the form of silver rupee, earthen images. Hindu people believe that on this day goddess Lakshmi only enters the houses which are neat and wipe to solemnize the members with health, wealth, prosperity, good luck.
The Diwali festival is prestigious for the five days, with each day has its own significance in the festival.
The First Day is Dhanteras , it signifies the day of goddess lakshmi, for the wealth , prosperity, youth , beauty, good luck. On this day people buy new items like jewelry, clothes, utensils and light up the diyas, oil lamps to welcome goddess lakshmi.
The Second day is known as Chhoti Diwali, which is moreover tabbed as Naraka Chaturdashi, or Kali chaudas, it focus on the story from the Hindu mythology which signifies the victory of Lord krishna, over the demon narakasur. People light up their houses with trappy lamps, lights to gloat the victory.
The Third day is known as Diwali or deepawali or lakshmi puja, the most important day of Diwali festival, on this day people wear new gown do lakshmi puja at their shops and houses, and moreover begins any new projects from this day, everyone mart Sweets and gifts among each other and relatives and friends. Streets, buildings, houses, are lighten up by earthen lamps, diyas, candles, to welcome the light and prosperity from the goddess.
The Fourth day is known as Govardhan puja or padva, on this day some people in northern india build up smsll piles of cow dung as it symbolizes how Lord krishna defeats the king of Hindu gods Indra dev the God of rain, by lifting up the mountain to save people from heavy rains.
The Fifth Day is known as Bhai dooj , this is a day for brothers and sisters to strengthen their relation, siblings perform a tilak recurrence and mart gifts and pray for each other well being.
Gifts ideas for Diwali
Diwali is a festival known for its grand celebration, where people mart greetings, wishes, gifts among each other, so here are some of the gifts ideas for this year, we can souvenir solar metal lanterns, Diwali hamper which contains handmade diyas, sweets, nuts, candles and much more, long loftiness friendship lamps in which two lamps are unfluctuating when one touches the lamp the other lamp unfluctuating to it will moreover glow at the same time which sends a message of togetherness, love between people, and chocolate hampers.
So Diwali festival not only has a significance in Hindu polity but moreover many other communities, it is a biggest festival of india which is prestigious virtually the world to mark the victory, symbolizes the light over darkness, love, prosperity, good luck.
Lighten up your life with the candles, shrivel yonder all the sadness, shine a light on your joys and worship the Lords, for good healthy long, happy life. Wishing everyone a joyous and prosperous Diwali 2022 .
Hope the festival of lights brings unexceptionable sparkles of peace, joy, luck throughout the year ahead.