Deepawali or Diwali is one of the biggest and the brightest festival of India and is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, it not only involves lightning of lamps but is supposed to bring happiness, spiritual enlightenment as well as prosperity to everyone. Diwali is celebrated on the darkest new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month”Kartika”. However, the festivity goes on for five days with each day having its own importance and rituals.
It is the festival to mark the victory of light over darkness. As per the Hindu text books, it is believed that Lord Rama his wife and his younger brother, return to their kingdom from exile of 14yrs on this day. So to celebrate his return people lit lamps at their homes and since then this tradition is going on.
It’s the major festival of hindus, Sikhs and Jain community and hence a lot of preparations are done before the festival. This is the busiest times at the markets as everyone does a lot of shopping. People buy new clothes, jewellery sweats gifts etc for this occasion. On this day everyone clean their homes and surroundings and decorate them. In the evening they lit lamps at their houses and worship goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity) so that her blessings will always be on the family members. After this the whole family fires crackers and enjoy the sweats. Now days, people across the country fire crackers and one can witness wonderfully lit sky with fireworks.
|Location||Period||Duration||Dates For 2017|
|All over India||October/ November||2 Days||18-19 October|
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