Diwali which is the biggest festival for the Hindus to tied the whole India in a single thread of love and mysticism. It is celebrated throughout the nation with solemnity and gorgeous ceremony. Diwali is a celebration of five incessant days and the third day is celebrated as the main Diwali.

Diwali is termed as Festival of Light or ‘rows of lighted lamps’ because people decorate their houses and surroundings with colorful lights and candles. Children rupture crackers and sky gets filled with sparkling festivals.

According to the Hindu and Gregorian calendar, 15th day of the month of Kartika (Ashwin) and October or November is the beginner of Diwali. It is the most auspicious festival and celebrated with colorful lights, candles, lamps and lots of fireworks. Hindus worship Ganesha and Lakshmi in a search of wealth and prosperity. People lighted their house to welcome Lakshmi and pray for the shining year. Some viewed Diwali as the harvest festival to make the last harvest of the year before winter.
To make Diwali Festival auspicious and glittering, people wear new dresses and decorate rooftops, rooms, balcony, terrace and kitchen with diya. Designing rangoli also made to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi and homecoming guests. Families visit outside to shopping and purchases goods and gift for the closet relative or friends.

Diwali is a festival of five day which starts with Dhanteras to worship the goddess Lahshmi, deity of prosperity. On this day people cleaned their houses and buy utensils. On the event of Chaturdashi, evil spirit Narakasura was killed and signifies the good over evil. On this day small lamps or Diyas are lighted outside every Hindu houses early in the morning. Goddess Lakshmi-goddes of wealth is worshiped on the day of Lakshmi puja. Lakshmi puja is the most important day of the Diwali celebration and Lord Ganesh is also worshiped as the god of auspicious beginning. Govardhan puja is termed as Annakut.  There is a belief that Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Parvat in this day on his little finger to save the life of many people. Bhaiduj is celebrated as the day of boding between brother and sister. To express their affection and bonding, sisters put vermilion on their brother’s forehead and brothers also give gifts for their sisters. In Bengal, Diwali is celebrated with the worship of Goddess Kali. People celebrated kali puja with great respect and belief upon Goddess Kali.
Diwali – the festival of lights is an occasion which spread out happiness and removes the darkness evil mind. This is an auspicious day of the year when people of all age and class take part in the celebration.


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