The autumn season brings joy to many Indian hearts 💝 Diwali, the ultimate festival of light and happiness, knocks on the door and lighten up our face.
It is celebrated with much fanfare and fervor all over India. This is the time when you should lose all your worries and immerse yourself in the sweet gulab jamuns and rasgullas.
Sweet gives us an inspiration also . Inspiration to do something. Turn tears into sweat ..switch to hardwork..even luck favours sweat.
This is so true that the sun goes out every day Sweat the tears and change your destiny.
Take a example of the sun goes out every day..see Luck is in your hands, Nothing happens with words ,Something is made by hands.. remember more you sweat, more & brighter will be light all around .
Along with sweets, rows of earthen lamps, candles and diya bring stars straight from space down to Earth.
Diwali is a 5-day long festival that nobody wants to end. This is one of festival People wait most and might see it as just an happy excuse to party these days but, there are various myths behind this festival.
The most widespread belief behind Diwali is that Lord Rama returned with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman, from his 14-year exile to his kingdom Ayodhya.
That day there was no moonlight, so the people of Ayodhya illuminated the entire kingdom with thousands of earthen lamps or diyas. Hence, to this day the festival is celebrated on ‘Amavasya’ or no moon night. It is called the festival of light, as it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
Another myth suggests that it marks the birth of Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, after the mythical ‘Samudra Manthan.’
It is a tradition to have Lakshmi Puja on Diwali. Many believe that the Goddess pays a visit to the houses of devotees in the middle of the night, and blesses them with wealth and prosperity.
Apart from Hindus, Diwali is celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists too.
Jains celebrate Diwali because they believe that on this day Lord Mahavir, their last Tirthankara on Earth, attained enlightenment.
Sikhs celebrate it as the homecoming of Guru Har Gobind Ji from the prison of Emperor Jahangir.
Buddhists mark it as a day when Emperor Ashoka left the path of violence and followed the path of peace after converting to Buddhism.
There may be more myths around this vibrant festival, but the message is the same: love, brotherhood, and happiness. Weeks before Diwali, people start cleaning their houses.
Then the house is decorated with various flower garlands, lights, and diyas. However, the main attraction is Rangoli. Rangoli is a painting made with colors, rice, flowers, diyas and many other assorted trinkets like mirrors and seashells.
The craze of Rangoli can be understood from this phenomenon, that now Rangoli making competitions are being organized right from school to the national level. Apart from decoration, shopping for Diwali also starts weeks before.
It is a tradition to buy gifts for the loved ones for this day. There is even a day dedicated to shopping. It is called Dhanteras. It comes two days before Diwali. People usually buy gold on this day but now they can buy anything that their pocket allows.
After exchanging gifts and Lakshmi Puja comes the fun part, Crackers! Be it ‘anar’, ‘charkhi’ or ‘phooljhadi’, children and elders alike, love to burst them.
However, with the increase in environmental concerns, people often shun it.
Indian Government has banned the bursting of crackers, but to keep the thrill alive they have come up with ‘Green crackers’.
Many campaigns encourage people to stop bursting crackers and celebrate Diwali for the love and peace it brings.
Peaceful Diwali not only makes it more memorable for us but for our pets too. So, this Diwali, feast and make merry without any cracker.