What is Diwali?
Diwali is the festival of lights which is also known as Deepawali in some parts
of the India. It is always falls in the month of October and November. It is the
famous Hindu festival which is celebrated by most of the family’s together. This
festival led to Moksha by Mahavira before 500 BC.
History and Celebration of Diwali festival
History of Diwali festival
The legend related to diwali festival is related to the Lord Rama who returns
after 14 years from Vanvas. In order to welcome Lord Ram, people used to light
up candles and diyas outside their houses. The next legend is related to killing
of Naraksura which is also celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, as the day before
Diwali.Govardhan Puja is also celebrated after the Diwali, which also signify
the day when the Krishna has defeated Indra which is known the known the deity
of rain and thunder.
The other legends related to Diwali festival is that lakshmi has emerged from
the Sagar which is known as Milky Ocean. The next legend is related to Vamana,
avatar of Lord Vishnu, which he assumes to kill the king Bali.
Celebration of Diwali Festival
This festival marks the end of harvest season, in which all the farmers used to
give thanks and prays for the good harvest season next year. This festival also
marks the beginning of the winter season. On this great day laxmi is worshipped
which symbolizes wealth and prosperity along with her blessings.
On this day people use to welcome Lord Ram which is also known as King of
Ayodhya. There is the tradition related to this festival is of lighting of lamps
along with candles which symbolizes the victory of good evils over the bad one.
Hindus on this day made many preparations to welcome Goddess laxmi who used to
draw Rangoli and footsteps on the entrance to allure goddess laxmi. Diwali is
the festival of 5 days on first day, there is Dhanteras in which new utensils is
brought into the house. The second day is Choti diwali, then third day is Badi
diwali, fourth day is Govardhan puja and on the last day Bhai dhooj is
celebrated. This festival is also known as festival of lights.