What is Diwali and why we celebrate in India?

What is Diwali

One of the much-awaited festivals of light (DIWALI) has been celebrated with full of joy and happiness. Diwali is also known as Dipawali and has been celebrated across the nation. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil. The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Dipawali.

The festival is celebrated just 20 days after the lord Ram killed Ravana. On this day lord, Ram comes to Ayodhya after completing 14 years of exile. In their welcome, the entire city was been decorated with candles and earthen lamps.

It starts with Dhanteras, which celebrates good luck and prosperity. On this day people use to buy new clothes, jewelry, and utensils. The occasion Dhanteras is been followed by Chhoti Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and finally comes Bhai Dooj. This marks the end of the festival.

Diwali- The Festival of Lights:

Diwali is the festival of lights. It’s broadly celebrated all across India. This is the day of marking the inception of auspiciousness. It is believed that on this day we encourage the victory of light over the darkness. Today the festival is celebrated with great honor for Laxmi Devi and Lord Ganesha.

Look at the following ways of celebrating Diwali:

1: Buy a gift for your loved ones: Well, it sounds nice to gift your loved ones to Diwali and make their festival more enjoy-full. By providing gifts make the other person feel happier on this day. You can gift somebody a dress, phone, and clocks anything that comes from your desire. The idea is to celebrate a lot of happiness with others.

2: Spend time with oldies: Things that you usually don’t need- you can give them to the unprivileged people like clothes, books, games, etc. Try to spend some time with elderly people or orphanage Childs. Play with the kids and listen to the stories of old-aged people. Light diyas, candles and distributes the gifts, sweets, and spread joy of happiness. Create a beautiful moment with them and capture all your good memories.

3: Cook new foods: On this day help the lady of your house. It is quite familiar that most of the woman remains quite busy during festival season. The woman has to prepare lots of meals and sweets for everyone. So, the best way is to join her in their work. You can also make the meals more enticing by serving it traditionally. You can serve the foods on plates or glasses. It looks more beautiful and gives traditional look.

4: Go for the traditional way: Now it is the time to light your house with diyas. It looks more beautiful to see the colorful diyas burning in rows. It not only gives a different look to your home but enlightens the joy of happiness and eliminates the darkness. You can make use of earthen lamps to lightening your home. Try to opt for Rangoli colors and avoid using chemicals instead of them. You can make use of flowers, turmeric, or vermillion for decorating the home.

Conclusion: Diwali is known for one of the most auspicious festival seasons. It’s the beginning of peace and prosperity. There are countless devotees across all over the India who pay tribute to Goddess Lakṣhmī and Lord Ganesha. On this day you can seek the blessing of eternal prosperity and peaceful living from Goddesses.

Just like Diwali we also have a great significance of the festival Lohri. This is also been celebrated with immense joy and pleasure.

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