How to Celebrate

How to celebrate Diwali:

Diwali celebrated in October or November every year. It began as a real celebration that denoted the last gather of the prior year winter. The festival of lights, Diwali, brings together families and smiles on children’s faces. If every child eagerly waits to wake up only to burst crackers, families settled outside plan their trips back home to be with relatives.

Indians celebrate Diwali with family social affairs, sparkling dirt lights, bubbly firecrackers, strings of electric lights, campfires, blooms, sharing of desserts, and love to Goddess Lakshmi. Some trust that Lakshmi moves around the Earth searching for homes where she will be invited. Individuals open their entryways and windows and light lights to welcome Lakshmi in. Diwali is celebrated with a special pooja process. Festival is celebrated for five days with each day has its own significance.

Throughout the hundreds of years, Diwali has turned into a national celebration that is delighted in by most Indians: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.

Hindus translate the Diwali story in view of where they live:

  • In northern India, they praise the tale of King Rama’s arrival to Ayodhya after he crushed Ravana by lighting columns of bright lights.
  • Southern India, they believe it as the day on which Lord Krishna beat the evil presence Narakasura.
  • In western India, the celebration denotes the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the principal divine forces of the Hindu trinity) sent the evil presence King Bali to run the underworld.

In all interpretation, one thing is common —the celebration denotes the victory of good over bad.

The non-Hindu people group have different explanations behind commending the occasion:

  • In Jainism, it denotes the nirvana or otherworldly arousing of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.
  • In Sikhism, it denotes the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru was liberated from detainment.


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