What is Diwali and why is it celebrated?

What is Diwali and why is it celebrated?

Diwali is a festival of colours, decorating with a religious, diverse colours, light and joy, the removal of darkness, sweetness, worship etc., which is celebrated throughout India as well as in many places outside the country. This is called the light queue or the festival of light. It is celebrated mainly by the Hindus and the Jains in the whole world. That day there is a national holiday in many countries like Tobago, Singapore, Surinam, Nepal, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and Fiji.

What is Diwali and why is it celebrated


This is a Hindu festival of five days (Dhanteras, Hell Chaturdashi, Amavasya, Kartik Sudha Padhmi, Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Duj), which begins with Dhanteras (the festival of the first day of Ashvani month) and Bhai Duj (on the last day of the month of Kartik Is the festival). The date of the festival of Diwali is determined according to Hindu Chandra solar calendar. It is very happy to decorate the houses with lots of lights, reading, candlelight, aarti reading, gift botter, sweets, greeting cards, sending SMS, making rangoli, playing games, eating sweets, and hugging each other Celebrate with.

Diwali 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dhanteras: Monday, November 5, 2018

Hell Chaturdashi (short Diwali): Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lakshmi Puja (Chief Diwali): Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bali Prataprada or Govardhan Pooja: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Yama II or Brother: Friday, November 9, 2018

God's worship and festivals take us from darkness to light, gives us the strength to try to do good deeds, brings closer to Godhead. Every corner is illuminated around the house and candle burns. It is believed that this festival is never completed without offering worship and worship to its close and loved ones. On the evening of the festival, people pray to God for the purpose of receiving divine blessings. The festival of Diwali brings the most beautiful and peaceful time of the year which provides the moment of real happiness in the life of man.

National Holidays are celebrated on the festival of Diwali so that everyone can enjoy the festival with their friends and family. People look forward to this festival for a very long time and as soon as they come closer, people paint their houses, offices, rooms, garages and clean them and distribute new chequebooks, diaries and calendars in their offices. They believe that by celebrating cleanliness and festivals, they will get peace and prosperity in life. The real meaning of cleansing is from the cleansing of all evil thoughts, selfishness and insanity about others from every corner of the heart.

The trader buys their books to know the expenses and benefits of their year. Teachers inspect the performance and progress of their students in any subject. People gift friendship with everyone by removing hostility through gift giving. College students send Diwali cards and SMS to their family members, friends and relatives. Today, via Diwali, Diwali has become the most popular channel for sending e-cards or Diwali SMS. In some places in India, Diwali fairs are held where people go to buy posters of new clothes, handicrafts, artwork, wall hangings, Ganesh and Lakshmi, rangoli, jewellery and other essential items of their home.



By seeing the children's animation film, seeing the Chingiya house with their friends, by singing poetry on Diwali, doing aarti with the parents, fireworks at night, burning candles, giving handmade Diwali cards, playing sports Do celebrate this festival. At home, Mother makes Rangoli in the middle of the room, new and attractive sweets, makes new dishes such as chicken, laddoo, rose zaman, jalebi, pedda and other types of food.

Diwali is celebrated when

According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali is celebrated on the 13 the moon day (also known as dark fortnight) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashwin. It is traditionally celebrated every year in mid-October or mid-November after 18 days of Dussehra. This is a very important festival of Hindus.

The festival of Diwali comes with a lot of happiness every year and more than five days, it is complete with the help of Dhanteras on brother duo. In some places like this in Maharashtra, it is completed in six days (starting with Vasu Baras or Gayavasta Dvashashi And ends with Bhaiya Duj).

Why is Diwali celebrated

Diwali is celebrated every year as the main festival by the people of Hindus and other religions. According to Hindu belief, Diwali festival has many reasons to celebrate and plays a very important role in the life of humans at the beginning of the new year with freshness. People believe that they will do this festival for the whole year. That is why people do good work, shopping on Dhanteras, publishing every corner of the house, sweet bouta, friendship, worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi Ji for getting peace and prosperity, eating good and delicious food, Decorate and other activities that they can do this year. Teachers take regular classes, students study more hours, businessmen prepare their accounts well so that they stay the same for the entire year. According to Hindu belief, there are many mythological and historical reasons for celebrating Diwali.


Victory and Arrival of Lord Rama: According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Rama, by killing King Ravana and winning his State Lanka well, with his wife Sita and Bhai Lakshman, in his kingdom, Ayodhya, a very long time (14 years) After that came back. The people of Ayodhya were very happy with the arrival of their beloved and kind king Rama, his wife and brother Lakshman. Therefore, they celebrated the day of Lord Rama by decorating his house and whole kingdom, made from clay and burning firecrackers.

Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi: Goddess Lakshmi is the master of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that at the time of Samantha Manthan by the demons and the gods, Goddess Laxmi came to the universe from the sea (Kshir Sagar) of milk to the new moon of Kartik. This is the reason that this day started celebrating Mother Laxmi's birthday as the festival of Diwali.

Lord Vishnu rescues Lakshmi: According to Hindu mythology, a great demon king was Bali, who wanted to become the master of all three people (earth, sky and hut), he was blessed with unlimited powers from Lord Vishnu. There was poverty only in the whole world because the entire wealth of the earth was stopped by King Bali. In order to continue the rules of God created by God, Lord Vishnu rescued all three people (in his Vaman Avatar, 5th Avatar) and Goddess Laxmi was released from his prison. Since then, this day, the power of evil has started to be celebrated as the saving of God's victory and Goddess of wealth.

Lord Krishna killed Narkasur: One day before main Diwali is celebrated as hell Chaturdashi. Long ago, the King of Narakasur (ruled in Pradoshapuram) was the one who oppressed people and kept 16,000 women in prison. Lord Krishna (8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu) was killed by killing Narakasur with the custody of all those women. From that day it is celebrated on the evil power, in the celebration of the victory of truth.

The return of Pandavas in the state: According to the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, after the long (12 years) expulsion, Pandavas returned to their kingdom to the new moon of Kartik. He was expelled for 12 years after losing in Jouan from Kosovo. The people of Pandavas 'kingdom were very happy to come to the Pandavas' state and started celebrating the return of Pandavas by lighting the lamps and lighting the firecrackers.

The coronation of Vikramaditya: Raja Vikramaditya was enthroned on a special day of a great Hindu king when people began to celebrate Diwali historically.

The special day for Arya Samaj: Maharishi Dayanand was the founder of Arya Samaj along with the great Hindu reformer and he received Nirvana on the new moon (Amavasya) in the month of Kartik. Since that day, the celebration of this special day is being celebrated as Diwali.

Special Day for Jains: Tirthankar Mahavir, who founded the modern Jain religion, received Nirvana on Diwali on this special day, in which Jainism is celebrated in the form of Diwali this day.

Marwari New Year: According to the Hindu Calendar, on the last day of Marwari Ashwin's Krishna Paksha, the great Hindu festival celebrates its New Year on Diwali.

The new year for Gujaratis: According to the lunar calendar, Gujarati also celebrates their new year a day after Diwali on the first day of the Shukla party in the month of Kartik.

The special day for the Sikhs: Amar Das (Third Sikh Guru) changed Diwali into a traditional form of the red letter on which all Sikhs meet together to get the hope of their teachers. The Golden Temple of Amritsar was also established in the year 1577 on the occasion of Diwali. Hargobind Ji (6 Sikh Guru) was released in the year 1619 from the custody of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, from Gwalior Fort.

In 1999, Pope John Paul II had performed exceptionally well in the Indian church with a tilak on his forehead and commemorating the last meal of the last meal of Jesus Christ (festival of light). This is what is celebrated as Diwali.


What is Diwali and why is it celebrated

Importance of Diwali

Diwali, the festival of cultural, religious and spiritual significance for Hindus (which means, awareness and celebration of inner light) is. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that there is something like a pure, never-ending, irreversible and physical body along with the eternal which is called the soul. People celebrate Diwali to enjoy the victory of truth on sin. more information...

history of Diwali



  • Historically, Diwali has been celebrated in India since ancient times, when people celebrated it as a festival of the main crop. However, some celebrate this festival with the belief that Goddess Lakshmi married on this day with Lord Vishnu. Bengali celebrates this festival by worshipping Mata Kali (the Black Goddess of Power). Hindus celebrate this auspicious festival by worshipping the god of wisdom, Ganesha (Goddess of the elephant) and mother Lakshmi (mother of wealth and prosperity).

  • According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Diwali originated in this way; On this day, Goddess Laxmi came out of the sea of milk (Kshir Sagar) after a long moaning of the ocean by the gods and demons. It is incarnated to provide wealth and prosperity for the salvation of humanity in the universe. People worshipped Goddess Laxmi to welcome and respect them. They were very happy, so they distributed sweets and gifts to each other.

  • Diwali Samaroo is the festival of five days, and there are their stories and legends of the days of Diwali.

  • The first day of Diwali is known as Dhanteras, which means wealth and prosperity in the house. People buy utensils, gold and silver coins, and other items and bring them home with the belief that money will increase in the house.
  • The second day of Diwali is known as the name of hell Chaturdashi, which is celebrated with the belief that Lord Narakasur was defeated by Lord Krishna.
  • The third day of Diwali is known as Amavasya, which is celebrated with the belief of worship of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth), which fulfils all desires.
  • The fourth day of Diwali is known as Bali Prada, which is related to the story of Lord Vishnu who defeated the demon King Bali in his Vamana Avatar. Sacrifice was a great king, but ruled over the earth, he became greedy because he received a boon from Lord Vishnu for attaining unlimited powers. Gordhan Pooja is celebrated with the belief that Lord Krishna defeated Indra's pride by doing unbearable work.
  • The fifth day of Diwali is also known as Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Duj, which is celebrated with the belief of God of death "Yama" and his sister Jami. People celebrate this day in the celebration of love and affection for sister and brother to each other.

People celebrate Diwali celebration with the light of light, delicious desserts. This festival is being celebrated outside India and abroad even years ago. The tradition of celebrating Diwali is more ancient than our country's history. In India, the history of the origin of Diwali contains various types of legends and mythology which are ancient Hindu texts, also called Puranas; Is described in Identifying the real reason behind the historical origin of Diwali is not easy. According to ancient history, there is a lot of reason for the historical origin of Diwali.

Behind the celebration of Diwali, the great Hindu epic of the most famous and well-known history is mentioned in the Ramayana. According to this, Ram had returned to his kingdom after living a long life in 14 years of the forest. The great aim behind Ram's exile was to kill the demon king Ravana of Lanka. The people of Ayodhya celebrated the return of Lord Rama to their kingdom. Since that year, this great Hindu tradition of celebrating every year has become.

Another great story related to the history of Diwali is written in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, which shows that Pachp Pandav Bhai, also known as Pandavas, returned to his kingdom, Hastinapur, after completing 12 years of exile and 1 year old unknown Because they were defeated by the Kauravas in the game of gambling. His state was welcomed by the people of the state with the light of all the bright lights of the state. It is believed that Diwali is celebrated in the celebration of the return of Pandavas.


According to another legendary history, after celebrating Diwali, Goddess of wealth is born from the lake of Lakshmi. According to Hindu scriptures, long time ago, both the Gods and Asuras performed the ocean by the purpose of achieving Amrit (Amrita's Amrit) and Navaratna. Goddess Laxmi (daughter of King of milk or milk) was born on the new moon of the month of Kartik, who got married to Lord Vishnu. This is the reason that this day is celebrated every year as the festival of Diwali.

According to the holy Hindu text, Bhagwat Purana, Lord Vishnu defeated a powerful demon King Bali, ruling on earth in his Vaman Avatar to save all three worlds. Lord Vishnu approached him and took 3 feet to the place. Sacrifice Yes, so Lord Vishnu took measurements of all the three people in his three feet place. Diwali is celebrated every year to remember this victory on the power of this evil.

According to the Bhagwat Purana, there is another history that the powerful cruel and terrible monster was King Narakasur who had conquered both the heavens and the earth. He was killed by the Hindu Lord Krishna, who was stopped by the demon for the purpose of saving many women. People were very happy with the killing of Narakasur and with great pleasure, they celebrated this event. Now it is traditionally believed that this event is remembered by the annual festival of Diwali.

There is another mythological history behind celebrating Diwali that long ago a monster, who defeated all the Gods in battle and took away all the earth and paradise. Then Mother Kali was born from the forehead of Goddess Durga for the purpose of saving the gods, heaven and earth. After the assassination of the monsters, they lost their control and whoever came in front of them started killing them. In the end, he was stopped by Lord Shiva's intervention only on his way. In some parts of the country, to make that moment memorable, it is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Kali on Diwali from that time only.

It is believed that there was a great and famous Hindu king of India, Vikramaditya, who was known for his knowledge, courage and great-heartedness. Raja was anointed with grand ceremonies by the citizens of his state and he was announced to be king. This is the reason that this event is celebrated as the annual method of Diwali.

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, a great reformer of Hindu religion, received Nirvana (salvation) on the day of the new moon in the month of Kartik. He established the Arya Samaj (Society of the Riches) in the year 1875. They are remembered on the whole of India by the Hindus on Diwali. The founder of the modern Jain religion, 


Vardhaman Mahavir attained the knowledge on the same day. This is why people of Jain religion also celebrate Diwali. Diwali also has special significance for the Sikhs because their Guru Amar Das had institutionalized an opportunity on Diwali to get the blessing of the Guru together. In some places, it is believed that Diwali is celebrated in the memory of the release of Guru Hargobind Ji from the fort of Mughal emperor Jahangir, the sixth religious leader, from Gwalior Fort.

There are five days of Diwali celebrations:

Dhanatyodashi or Dhanteras or Dhanvanthi Tirthodas: Dhanteras means (wealth means wealth and the meaning of Tiodshashi means 13th day) On the 13th day of the moon month, the wealth of the house comes. On this auspicious day, people bring home in the form of money by buying utensils, gold. It is celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lord Dhanvantri (the physician of the deities), whose (gods and demons used during sea churning) originated during sea churning.

Hell Chaturdashi: Hell Chaturdashi falls on the 14th day when Lord Krishna (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) killed the demon Narakasur. It is celebrated as a sign of victory of goodness or light on the power of evil or darkness. Today, people fast (from sunrise)

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