The festival of lights, sound and colourful rangoli brings out the happiness, excitement and liveliness in everybody’s life. Diwali is celebrated in every individual’s home in India. People decorate their houses and lit their houses with oil lamps.
There are a lot of special shopping offers in market online and otherwise. There is a different kind of buzz in the air during these festivities. This season is considered the most positive work time of the year as every business tries to attract consumers for making maximum profits.
People also exchange gifts and sweets with family and friends or business delegates to show respect and share the joy of the festival. The people all over the country lit candles and lamps as a symbol of positivity and it also signifies ‘fighting the dark with the brightness of light’. The idea behind fighting the dark comes from the concept of the biggest ‘Dark Moon Lunar Phase’ of the year also called as the ‘Kartik Amavasya’. So it is said lighting candles and lamps or diyas, decorating every house with lights helps in destroying the dark.
We also worship Goddess ‘Lakshmi’ and Lord ‘Ganesha’ for the wellbeing of the family and friends. The deity Goddess ‘Lakshmi’ is worshipped to bring wealth and prosperity in the lives of the people according to Hindu mythological myth. On the other hand, Lord ‘Ganesha’ is considered the lord of prosperity and is worshipped before the start of anything new. The festival also marks the return of the Lord Rama and Sita after completing fourteen years in exile.
Some Facts about Diwali
“On the same night that Diwali is celebrated, Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira.”
“Sikhs also celebrate Diwali, as it marks the release of their gurji – Guru Hargobind Sahibji – and 52 other kings and princess of India that were made captives by the mogul emperor Shah Jahan.”
“The English city of Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India.”
“The diyas are left burning all night.”
May millions of lamps illuminate your life with endless joy, prosperity and wealth forever.
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