Diwali: What is the festival of lights and how is it celebrated ?

Diwali: What is the festival of lights and how is it celebrated ?

Diwali is the beautiful Indian festival which is being celebrated with pomp and joy. This  day is the official holiday in Fiji, Guyana and India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, SriLanka, Trinidad, Tobago, Suriname. This  festival symbolizes the victory of light over the darkness or the good over the evil.

How is Diwali Celebrated?

Diwali  is celebrated by decorating the houses with colourful lighting at home including the doors, windows, even around the temples.This festival is being celebrated for 5 days, but the main festival is celebrated on the night of dark moon in thr month of kartika, as per the hindu calendar.

What is Diwali?

In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali festival falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Before few days of this festival , people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes as well as offices. On the festival of Dipawali , Hindu people get dressed in lovely clothes and marvelous outfits.

They light up the diyas (lamps and candles) inside their homes as well as outside. They also participate in family pooja and worship Goddess Lakshmi- the Goddess of fertility and prosperity.

After the pooja, people love the fireworks. Later on, people enjoy family feast, which includes mithai (sweets) and also exchange gifts with the friends and relatives.

Diwali time is also for shopping in the countries where it is observed and people love to celebrate. The five days of festivity of Dipawali includes Dhanteras, then Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali Padva which is dedicated to wife-husband relationship on the fourth day.

And this festival ends on teh day of Bhai Dooj which is dedicated to sister-brother bond on the fifth day.

The night when Hindus celebrate Dipawali , Jains celebrate the festival of lights for marking the attainment of moksha by Lord Mahavira, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chorr Diwas and the Newar Buddhists celebrate Diwali in the honour of Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism.

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  • http://www.thecheesyanimation.com John wright

    Diwali Indian festival and people celebrate this festival with fully enjoy. Buy new wonderful clothes and other many things.