Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by Hindus all over the world. It is a festival of lights, joy, and prosperity that marks the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor, and it holds a special place in the hearts of people.
The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali,” which means a row of lights. The festival usually falls in the months of October or November, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. It is celebrated for five days, with each day having its own significance and rituals.
The preparations for Diwali begin weeks in advance. People clean and decorate their homes, buy new clothes, and exchange gifts with their loved ones. The streets and markets are adorned with colorful lights, lanterns, and beautiful decorations. The atmosphere is filled with excitement and anticipation.
On the first day of Diwali, known as Dhanteras, people worship the goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that on this day, buying gold, silver, or any other precious metal brings good luck and prosperity. Many people also purchase new utensils and household items as a symbol of good fortune.
The second day of Diwali is called Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi. It is believed that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura on this day. ~Maxwanette A Poetess aka Maxine A. Moncrieffe Owner/Founder/Editor-in-chief
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There are ways in which you may celebrate Diwali, right at home. Here’s an article I found, with 5 of them. Enjoy!