Diwali – festival of lights celebrated widely across India

Diwali Festival in India

India celebrates festivals round the year and people of India looks for opportunity to enjoy in every festival whether a small or a big. Diwali is an annual festival celebrated with grandeur across the country. People of India wait all the year to celebrate the festival of lights. Diwali is popularly known as festival of lights. It is during this time when people irrespective of age burns crackers and get in to the festival mood. It is a significant festival that naturally brings happiness to the people across India. The festival is celebrated with such a pomp that anybody will become happy when take part in this magnificent festival of light. This article will give you details about the festival.

Significance

As most popularly known as Festival of Lights, Deepavali or Diwali is not only celebrated in India but across the world by the Hindus. It is an important Hindu festival. This festival is celebrated since ancient times to mark victory of good over the evil. India is a country of diversity with rich history that comes to alive during this festival of lights. This sacred festival is celebrated in gala way from North to South.

Story: There is a story behind the grand celebration of this sacred festival. The story goes like this that Lord Returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 long years in exile. The people of Ayodhya were immensely happy seeing Rama after 14long years. They lit up their houses with candles and celebrated Rama’s return in a grand manner. Since then Diwali is being celebrated across the country and have become popular overseas.

Process

Festival of lights is celebrated across the country by burning crackers of different types and earthen lamps light up the houses in the evening. The skyline gets a different look and gets illuminated with fireworks. People wear new clothes, exchange greetings among themselves, distribute sweet to friends and relatives and visit temples to worship their deity. Children and youth burst variety of crackers and make the most to celebrate this mega festival.

Duration

Do not think that Diwali is celebrated only for one day. Just like Durga Puja, Diwali is also a five days affair. The celebration begins with Dhanteras, next comes choti Diwali, then the main day that is Diwali, the fourth day is the new year for some community in India and the celebration ends with Bhaidooj. People worship Laxmi and Ganesh during the auspicious occasion of Diwali. It is indeed a festival of great excitement and off course joy-filled for the people of India.

Decoration

People of India not only wear new clothes but also makes sure that their house look good during this time of the years. They paint their homes, decorate the entire house and light up their house with candles. According to the Hindu astrological calendar the date of the festival is decided. This festival usually falls between middle of October and middle of November.

Worship your deity, distribute sweets and enjoy festival of lights to the fullest with your loved ones.

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