Diwali in India

Deepavali or Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere). It is the official holiday in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, , Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. One of the major festivals in India of Hinduism, it spiritually implies the victory of light over darkness, hope over desperation, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil. Diwali in India includes various lights shining on outside doors and windows, housetops, around temples and other buildings in the communities and where people celebrate this festival.

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“Diwali in India” At the midst of present day busy lifestyle, Diwali provides a chance to pause and be thankful for what we’ve, to make special thoughts with family and friends, to laugh and revel in what life provides us. Although the festival of Diwali has experienced some modifications, in due course of time, however it is continued to be observed since the time immemorial. Annually, the festive season of Diwali comes home with all the enthusiasm and merriment.

In addition, Festival Diwali in India marks the start of the Hindu New Year and Lord Ganesha is just worshiped. It is considered an optimistic time for shopping, beginning new projects, business deals and house warming. On this day, doorways are lit up and decorated with Rangoli or conventional Designs to welcome the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The festival is a remarkable illustration of the lifting of spiritual darkness. The celebration of the Diwali festival stretches for 5 days. All of the days except Diwali are named utilizing the designation in the Indian calendar. Diwali as a brand new moon day indicates the last day of the 15 day period.

Diwali in India

Dhanteras: Dhan means Riches and Teras means 13th day. Thus, as the name implies, this day falls on the thirteenth day of the second 50% of the lunar month. It is an auspicious day for shopping of gold & Silver Ornaments, Idols & Coins and god yantras.

Naraka Chaturdasi: Chaturdasi is just the fourteenth day on which demon Narakasura was killed. It signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali: the particular day of Diwali, is recognized on the 3rd day of the festival, when the moon totally wanes and total darkness sets in the night sky.

Deity Laxmi the goddess of wealth and prosperity is just accepted by providing standard pujas. The company community places their accounting books in front of the Laxmi deity and provides puja for the well being of the company.

Govardhan puja: The Forth day is just Govardhan Puja or also known as Annakut, is recognized as the day Krishna defeated Indra. For Annakut a mountain of food is just decorated addressing Govardhan Mountain lifted by Lord Krishna. Govardhan puja, that is a noteworthy occasion in the villages. People worship the holy cows by covering vermilion and sandal wood paste on its brow and provides special prayers for the well being of cows.

Bhai dooj: The 5th day, the last day of Diwali is just marked by Bhai dooj. The sisters offer prayers for the general well being of their brothers. People get up at the break of dawn to conduct the traditional pujas. Following a session of exploding crackers, its time to visit buddies and relatives.

Prayers

The prayers vary widely by region of India. An example Vedic prayer from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad celebrating lights is:

Asato ma sat gamaya | (असतो मा सद्गमय ।)
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya | (तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।)
Mṛtyor ma amṛtam gamaya | (मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।)
Om shanti shanti shantihi || (ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥)

Translation:

From untruth lead us to Truth.
From darkness lead us to Light.
From death lead us to Immortality.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

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Diwali celebrations by Indian Army forces

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