Diwali is the most awaited religious festivals for Hindus in India. It is known as the festival of lights and it is celebrated on the day of Amavasya. Diwali will be celebrated for five days; the first day is dedicated to celebrating prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi is welcomed into the home and gold is purchased. Diwali puja symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
The lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope. This festival involves million of lights illuminated from rooftops, doorways and it falls between mid-October and mid-November. Many people make a special effort to clean their houses before Diwali; they may also wash with fragrant oils, water and wear new clothes. The main celebration starts when we exchange sweets and gifts with one another, everyone lit a clay lamp which is important and is considered as Diwali symbols.
Diwali Date in 2019:
Diwali of the year 2019 is celebrated on Sunday, October 27. This date is observed on 15th day of the month of Kartika on the Hindu calendar and celebrates the festival of lights. This festival extends over the five-day period but the main festival occurs on Diwali night which falls on the darkest Amavasya night.
Diwali is a meaningful celebration; it is not uncommon for individuals to plan festivities in advance. This festival is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. It begins with celebrations and decorating homes to shopping for new clothes and jewelry, the five-day festival is all about fun, joy, and enjoyment.
How is Diwali celebrated?
Diwali is an important festival in India. It is celebrated with your near and dear ones by wearing new clothes, special treats, and meals. Devotees make offerings to goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha with hope for upcoming wealth and prosperity. Diwali is full of lights, crackers, sweets, lanterns, candles, and colorful lights around the house.
Loud firecrackers drive away the evil spirits and offer a good start for the year ahead. The quickest and easiest way to show that you celebrate Diwali is to light lanterns and candles in front of your house. During Diwali friends and families share gifts, sweets and also light with traditional diyas and decorate their houses with colorful rangoli patterns.
Make Rangoli Designs:
Rangoli designs are made using color powders and you can serve little birds and animals by using rice powder, turmeric etc. It is also possible to color the space with fresh flowers to add extra elegance and beauty to your home.
First, choose which design will be perfect for you to make. The designs should be attractive and impressive. Once you complete rangoli finish it off by placing clay candles around your design because Diwali is the festival of lights. Celebrate this festival together with loved ones and get the blessings from the goddess Lakshmi.
The festival of light is celebrated to attain victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Celebrate this grand festival with loud crackers, earthen lamps, sweets, gifts and many more. Make your loved ones happy by gifting them and exchange sweets with others to enjoy a lot more. Have a happy and prosperous Diwali!