Diwali is definitely the most biggest and the brightest festival among all of the Hindu festivals. It is known as the “festival of lights” which is a four days celebration. Diwali also known as Deepawalai, The word “Deepawali” refers to rows of diyas. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated every year in the month of October or November.
Deepawali is celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from his 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita & brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana
This festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.Kknowledge over ignorance.Good over evil, and hope over despair
On the night of the festival, prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi which is followed by bursting of fire crackers and eating of sweets. On this day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. The festival of Deepawali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present gifts to all near and dear ones.
In My home we take a special effort to clean our homes and yards before celebrate this festival. We embellish our home and workplaces with electric lights or small clay oil lamps and Kandils.
Shopping is the must in Deepawali, thus before celebration. we go for shopping with my friends and family. We buy sweets and gifts for my dear ones and close friends and exchange that in Deepawali days.
I thought that Diwali is only celebrated in India only but i am wrong. It is widely celebrated in other countries as well such as Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, Maurititus and Fiji. In fact, Diwali is a national holiday in these countries
On this auspicious festival of light, for my blog readers
May glow of joy prosperity and happiness,
May millions of lamp illuminate your life health and wealth forever
Wishing you and your family Happy Diwali