Diwali: Festival of Lights & Prosperity

Enlightenment & prosperity is all about Diwali. It’s the brightest and most awaited of all the Hindu festivals. Diwali is also called Deepavali in some regions. Deep is Diyas, lights & Avali is the Row; so together it stands for the rows of lights, diyas. Radiance of shine and prosperity is the message of this festivity.

 
Diwali Infographic

Origin:

Various legends including Lord Rama, Goddess Kali, Lord Ganesha, Lord Mahavira, Lord Vishnu & Goddess Lakshmi point to the origin of Diwali. In most Indian regions, Hindu people believe that before a long ago, Lord Rama returned back after his 14 years of axile and on his return, people of Ayodhya in his honor burned lots of diyas. On the other hand, in Jainism, it’s a saying that Lord Mahavira attained Moksha on this day. Whereas, Sikhs in India celebrate Diwali as Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib, the Sixth Guru of Sikhs freed from imprisonment of Emperor Jahangir. So in Diverse & United India, it is the festival of light, shine and prosperity.

Significance:

Diwali is India’s core festival. But to your surprise, it’s a festival celebrated in many more countries, too including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Mauritius, Fizi, Surinam and Guyana in different ways.

In India, Diwali honors the victory of Good over Evil. It’s a five day festival that represents the beginning of Hindu New Year. Five main days of Diwali are Dhanteras, Narka Chaturthi, Diwali, New Year and Bhai Beej (October 21 to 25, 2014). Each day has its own tale and significance. On Dhan Teras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. This is known as the best day to buy gold or silver. People do Lakshmi-Puja means the puja of Dhan (Money) and Goddess Lakshmi on this day. Narka Chaturthi marks the defeat of demon Naraka by Hindu Lord Krishna and wife Satyabhama. Third day is Amavasya, Diwali. Goddess Sarasvati is worshipped on this day and businessmen do Chopda-Puja means the Puja of account books of their business for the whole accounting year. From the next day, Hindu New Year begins. It’s a myth to start new business or firm or any new work from this day as it is considered good. Bhai Beej – the fifth day is for sisters. Brothers visit their sisters’ homes to enquire about their welfare on this day. And sisters pray for the wellbeing, success, safety and prosperity of their brothers. Throughout all the five days of Diwali, people all over in India celebrate it by firing crackers, burning lamps and greeting each other. Lots of crackers, sweets and snacks glimpse to the passion of Diwali celebration.

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Go GREEN this Diwali:

Though Diwali is a festival of celebration, considering the environment, we should celebrate a GREEN Diwali, means a cracker-free and pollution-free Diwali. So celebrate an Environmental-friendly, GREEN Diwali! A Healthy & Happy Diwali!!

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