Diwali is a festival of lights, which is without a doubt one of the grandest festivals in India. This year Diwali will be celebrated on November 04, 2021. According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali falls on the new moon day (Amavasya) of Kartik month. Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepawali”, which means a series of lamps (deep means earthen lamps and awali means a series or a queue).
Diwali is celebrated in honour of the glorious return of Lord Rama with Sita and Laxmana to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. In his 14 years of exile, Lord Rama defeated the Lanka king Ravana. The people of Ayodhya welcomed Lord Rama and celebrated his victory by lighting diyas all over the city. Since then, Diwali is celebrated to announce the victory of good over evil.
The festival is celebrated over five days starting from Dhanteras and ending on Bhai Dooj. The
Dhanteras is on November 02, 2021. Naraka Chaturdashi is on November 03, 2021. Diwali or Maha Deepawali is on November 4, 2021, Govardhan Puja is on November 5, 2021, and the Bhai Dooj is on November 06, 2021. Naraka Chaturdashi is also known as Choti Diwali. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on the day of Diwali. Lord Ganesha is worshipped for wisdom and intelligence while goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for wealth and prosperity.
The preparation for Diwali starts many days before the festival. People usually start by cleaning the house, shops, and workplaces. People get the renovation and painting of walls done before the festival. Devotees decorate their houses and workplaces with lights, candles, diyas, garlands, etc. because there is an old belief that goddess Lakshmi visits the house at night to bless the devotees. On Dhanteras people buy gold, silver ornaments, or utensils. On the next day, people buy sweets, flowers, diyas, crackers. People buy new clothes, bedsheets, curtains for this festival of light.
दिवाली in Hindi
- दिवाली पर निबंध
- पटाखे बिना दिवाली मनाने के तरीके
- दिवाली की कविताएं और शुभ दीपावली शायरी
- दिवाली स्लोगन और दिवाली कोट्स
- छठ पूजा पर निबंध
- भाई दूज पर निबंध
On the day of Diwali people burst crackers, make rangolis, exchange gifts & sweets with families and friends. People visit friends and relatives’ houses and play different games like cards, poker, etc. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Gansha in new and traditional clothes. According to an old belief, bursting crackers is a way to fight the evil spirits and lighten up the sky and the festive mood. Though bursting of crackers should be done carefully to avoid fire burns. The next day to Diwali, Govardhan puja is celebrated to honor Lord Krishna’s saving of the city by lifting up the Govardhan mountain. On the next day, Bhai Dooj is celebrated to honor the sibling bond between brothers and sisters. Bhai Dooj is celebrated with a ritual in which sisters feed their brothers with their hands and brothers give gifts to the sisters.
Diwali can be rightly said as a festival of lights that brightens not just one day but the whole of October and November. Diwali unites the people of India from north to south and east to west. Diwali brings joy, prosperity, happiness to the lives of people hence it can be said that it is my favourite festival.