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STORY OF DIWALI

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India‘s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that’s also enjoyed by non-Hindu communities. For instance, in Jainism, Diwali marks the nirvana, or spiritual awakening, of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.; in Sikhism, it honors the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru, was freed from imprisonment. Buddhists in India celebrate Diwali as well.

 

 

TRADITIONS OF DIWALI

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Due to a large diaspora of Indians in other parts of the world like Trinidad, Tobago, Fiji, Singapore, and so on, Diwali is an official holiday in many parts of the world! Essentially, Diwali, or Deepavali, is the festival of light destroying darkness when good triumphs evil. Every Indian home prepares for Diwali in the ancient traditional ways and celebrates the festival with long-established customs. Here are some Diwali customs and traditions that you should know about.

LAXMI POOJA

Lakshmi Puja (Sanskritलक्ष्मी पूजाromanizedLakṣmī Pūjā) is a Hindu occasion for the veneration of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and the supreme goddess of Vaishnavism. The occasion is celebrated on the amavasya (new moon day) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Ashwayuja (according to the amanta tradition) or Kartika (according to the purnimanta tradition), on the third day of Deepavali in most part of India. 

 

In the Image one can see the various murtis or statues of various detities whcih are placed for the pooja to be started.

In Assam, Bengal, and Odisha, this puja is celebrated 5 days after Vijaya Dashami.ccording to popular belief, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Vishnu‘s wife, visits her devotees, and bestows good fortune and her blessings upon them. To welcome the goddess, devotees clean their houses, decorate them with finery and lights, and prepare sweet treats and delicacies as offerings. Devotees believe that the happier Lakshmi is during her visit, the more she blesses the family with health and wealth.

RANGOLI

Diwali is celebrated, primarily to herald the coming of the Goddess Lakshmi. Prayers are offered to her, asking for her blessings in the form of wealth. As such, a Rangoli design is created at the entrance of the house, not only to welcome the guests that visit, but also the Goddess herself. Rangoli patterns are usually made using coloured chalk, rice powder, and crushed limestone.here is no limit to how big a Rangoli can be.

 

In the Image the girl is making the rangolis as her face symbolises the happiness of the festival.

Most Rangolis are the same size as a doormat placed at an entrance. These Rangolis are especially popular among residents of city buildings, where space is a constraint. For larger houses like bungalows, it is not uncommon to find an entire courtyard filled with a colourfully designed Rangoli.

 

 

LIGHTENING OF DIYAS AND CANDLES

Candles and lights are lit on Diwali to commemorate the return of Rama to his kingdom after the exile of 14 years. The festival holds great tradition and has a large following in India. It is also one of the major Indian festivals that is celebrated worldwide even in countries like the US, UK, Russia, and China among others. Therefore, people are spoilt for choices as far as candles are concerned. 

 

In the Image Diyas are placed in an organised manner which portrays the festival of lights.

This festival’s dates are decided based on the lunar Hindu month calender, which typically classifies a month on the basis of the time taken for the moon to orbit the earth. In between the Hindu seasons of Kartika and Asvina, which normally falls in November or October on the Gregorian calendar, is the optimum time for Diwali

WEARING EHENIC CLOTHES

Indians believe in their tradition and value their cultural and religious traits. Wearing traditional ethnic wears in the festivals is a way of showing love, respect, and regard to each other along with acknowledging the traditional values that have been passing on to one generation from the other since ages immortal. Such clothes create a distinct feeling of traditional and cultural aura which makes every individual feel pride and look gorgeous and fashionable at the same time. 

In the Image a family is 4 is wearing ethenic clothes and are preparing for further preparations.

 

It can be said the Indian ethnic wear and Indian culture are two sides of the same coin, which means that the two are inseparable and makes for a complete coin. It’s a way Indians take pride in showcasing their feeling for their rich and vibrant culture and religious beliefs. Buy Salwar Kameez online with different designs and heavy embroidery that give ur garments a fantastic look.

 

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