Five Days of Diwali:
Diwali festival is celebrated for continuous 5 days. Following are the celebrated days:
DAY 01, 17th Oct’17
The first day of Diwali is called Dhanteras (Dhanvantari Triodas), and it denotes the official start of the Diwali celebrations.
This day has extraordinary centrality in many parts of India. Individuals consider this as an extremely favorable day and Muhurat. On this day, Lord Dhanwantari is accepted to have left the sea with Ayurveda, the study of the solution, for the advantage of humankind. On this primary day of Diwali, individuals think of it as auspicious to clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils. People majorly purchase gold, silver and valuable stones, trimmings, new garments, and utensils, on this day. At night, kids light saltiness, and individuals additionally light some earthen lights outside their home.
DAY 02, 18th Oct’17
On this day Lord Krishna is known to have killed the evil presence Narakasur, saving the world from fear. On this day, it is trusted that one should knead the body with oil to calm it of tiredness, bathe and rest, so Diwali can be celebrated with energy and dedication. It is likewise trusted that one ought not to light diyas or do any brave work on this day, and rather remain at home and relax. Individuals improve their homes with lights and make beautiful designs called rangoli on the floor utilizing shaded powders or sand. On this day, Choti Diwali, individuals go to each other’s homes to wish ‘a Happy and Prosperous Diwali’ and furthermore trade blessings and desserts.
DAY 03, 19th Oct’17
The third day is the principal day, “DIWALI” when families assemble for Laxmi puja.
Individuals light diyas and candles in their homes. The roads and the whole way across India illuminate with a large number of sparklers, saltines and pixie lights. Subsequent to worshipping MahaLaxmi at night with their families, individuals visit sanctuaries, gurudwaras and even holy places to light candles. They additionally eat & serve desserts as prasaad.
DAY 04, 20th Oct’17
The fourth day is the main day of the new year when companions and relatives visit with blessings and all the best for the season. In some part of the country, the 4th day is celebrated as Govardhan Pooja and Vishwakarma Day, when people worship their instruments, arms, and machinery. Most or all business establishments, thus, remain closed on this day. This day is also called as Annakut.
DAY 05, 21st Oct’17
The fifth day of Diwali merriments is praised as the Bhai Dooj or Bhai Teeka or Bhai Fota (In Bengal). Siblings visit their sisters on this day, and the sisters celebrate and plan desserts uncommonly to pay tribute to their siblings, wishing a long, upbeat, sound life and extraordinary accomplishment for them.