21 Interesting Facts about Diwali!
1. Hindu New Year
Diwali marks the Hindu new year. It is the largest and most celebrated festival in India.
2. Festival of Lights
Diwali or Deepavali is considered as the ‘celebration of light’ it implies the triumph of good over underhanded, light over dimness and information over ignorance.
3. Goddess Lakshmi
Goddess Lakshmi the Hindu goddess of riches and flourishing is, for the most part, venerated o this propitious day.
Deepavali is alluded to as Deepavali while Narakasura Vadha is the fundamental festival day in south India.
5. Return of Lord Rama
Diwali is praised to stamp the return of Lord Rama following a 14-year outcast as per the North Indian conventions by Hindus.
6. Narakasura Vadha
The demise of the wickedness Narakusa because of Lord Krishna is the principal purpose behind observing Diwali by Hindus in South India.
7. Hari Diwali
In Malaysia Diwali, Diwali is a national open occasion and is commended as Hari Diwali in the period of Aswayuja.
Tihar or needs are the names alluded to Diwali in Nepal and on the fourth day, the Hindu lord of death, Yama is adored for longer existence of individuals for a more extended existence of the individuals.
As per Nirmal Puran, Diwali festivities are alluded to as Sukhssuptika which truly intends to lay down with bliss. Kashmiri pandits stills pursue this well established custom today.
10. Harvest Season
On Diwali, ranchers thank the gods for the harvests they had and appeal to God for a prosperous gathering season in the up and coming year as it denotes the finish of the collect season and the beginning of winter.
11. Celebrations in Odisha
There is an exceptional conventional practice in Orissa where the individuals call upon the spirits of their dead predecessors. They consume jute stems to reveal insight into the dim way of the spirits on their approach to paradise.
Betting during Diwali is conceded as there is a conviction that it gets good karma and thriving the year ahead.
13. Golden Temple
The celebration of Diwali is praised by the Sikhs altogether like Hindus since 1577 as the establishment stone of the brilliant sanctuary was laid upon the arrival of Diwali.
14. Accounting Books
Diwali marks the start of the new budgetary; year subsequently dealers start it by opening the new book of records and offering petitions to Lord Ganesha.
15. Lord Mahavira
The Jain people group in India commends the following day of Diwali as new Year day. on Diwali, it is said that Lord Mahavira accomplished his Moksha or his Nirvana.
16. Celebration with family
Like Christmas, Diwali is best celebrated with family, companions and friends and family. During the celebration, individuals trade blessings and desserts, have meals and offer petitions to Goddess Lakshmi.
17. National holiday for many
Diwali isn’t only a national occasion in India. Truth be told, it is an occasion in Trinidad and Tobago, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Guyana, Surinam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Fiji.
In picture: Indian customary imaginative fine art “Kolam,” a type of sand painting at a shopping center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Diwali.
18. ‘Shubh Diwali’
The words ‘Shubh Diwali or Deepavali’ are traded as welcome during Diwali, which signifies ‘Have a propitious Diwali’.
19. Decorations all around
Homes are lit up with lights close by oil lights, while firecrackers light up the night sky. Unpredictable examples drawn with brilliant powders called ‘rangoli’ embellish the passage of a home.
20. From darkness to light
Diwali connotes the change from haziness to light or triumph of go Diwali implies the progress from dimness to light or triumph of good over underhandedness.
In Picture: Widows of Vrindavan burst saltines and lit earthen lights at the banks of Yamuna waterway as they started their three-day Diwali festivities.
21. Five days!!
Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month or Karthika and the festival spans a five day period.
Day 1: Spring clean or tidying up the home takes place.
Day 2: Houses are decorated with rows of burning diyas /lamps.
Day 3: Families gather to worship Goddess Lakshmi, have tasty dishes and watch fireworks in the sky.
Day 4: This marks the start of the Hindu New Year where families and friend s exchange greetings and gifts among them.
Day 5: On the final day brothers gift their sisters and later the sisters feed their brothers with a meal.