Diwali is everyone favorite festival and most colorful, sacred and loveliest festivals of Hindus. Every year this festival is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. When this festival comes people put Diwali status on their social media profile like Facebook, Whats app, Twitter etc.
On this day Lord Rama returned to their home Ayodhya after fourteen years of banishment. During that period he killed demon Ravana, king of Lanka. Ravana kidnapped Maa Sita (Wife of Lord Rama). Diwali is also called as a festival of lights and festivities. After twenty days of Dussehra, this festival comes and shows the arrival of winter. This is the Hindu festival and what Christmas is to the Christians. Diwali festival lends charms and delight to our lives.
Most of the people also called this festival as Deepawali which means a row of a collection of lamps. Few days before of Diwali people start cleaning their home, shops, and temples. They whitewashed their place and decorate their house with pictures, flowers, and toys. Every house looks beautiful just likes a newly wedded girl. People hung a beautiful picture on the wall, purchase flower pots and something big for their home like new television, fridge, car etc as they believed this day is auspicious to purchase something new. To look beautiful, People also wear new clothes on this festival and move about in a holiday mood. People also exchange greeting and gifts with their family and friends on this festival of lights.
Diwali festival is celebrated when the sun is debilitated. Moon is also weak because deepawai is celebrated on Amavasya. On this day Moon is very close to the sun and doesn’t have paksha bal. When these two planets are weak at that time dark forces are powerful, so we pray, we worship and light candles/diyas to strengthen good forces. Our ancestors were very intelligent, they very well knew that when this world need s mass scale remedies and made the festival of the day.
People also celebrate this festival to visit bazaars and streets of the city. All shops in the city decorated to attract the customers and everything from shops to streets is overcrowded. People buy gifts and sweets for themselves and for their friends and relatives. They also visit their friends and present them the gifts. At the night family member come together and do worship of Goddess Laxmi, also called as the goddess of wealth. They believe that Hindu goddess Laxmi visit only those houses which are neat and clean. Devotees also worship Lord Ganesha or offer their prayers to him and pray for their family wealth and prosperity. After puja children explode crackers. And this is how the festival of Diwali is celebrated in India.
This Diwali let us give thanks for all we hold dear: Our health, our family, our friends and to the grace of God which never ends.
The significance of Deepawali is the removal of darkness and ignorance from the mind and filling it with goodness.
“May the divine light of Diwali bring into your life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health. Happy Diwali….”