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Five Festive Days of Happy Diwali

Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is very important and popular festival of Hinduism, Diwali means first thought in our mind 'The row of lights' and it is also known as a 'festival of lights'. Diwali celebrate in autumn in every year in India especially in the month of October and November, Diwali specially celebrated in the Kartik month of the Bengali calendar. Every Indians are waiting in the every year for the auspicious occasion of Diwali, this festival celebrate in every part of India and people worship  for wealth and prosperity.

1. Diwali
2. Why celebrate Diwali
3. Five Festive Days of Happy Diwali
3.1   Dhanteras
3.2   Chhoti Diwali
3.3   Lakshmi Pooja
3.4   Govardhan Puja
3.5   Bhai Dooj


May the Goddess Laxmi bless you with wealth and prosperity. Wish you a Happy Diwali 2020


Diwali - Deepavali which actually comes from Sanskrit vocabulary meaning a 'line of lamps', Diwali also known as "The row of light" "festival of light". Diwali is an  auspicious festival of Hindus, Diwali will be celebrated on Saturday, 14 November'2020,  it's symbolized the victory of good over evil. Diwali festival means spectacular lights, Lamps, Diyas, firecracker,traditional sweets, and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Diwali is celebrated after twenty days of the Vijayadashami and Diwali start with Dhanteras.

Why celebrate Diwali

According to mythology Diwali is associated with several legends, in the seventh century Diwali has been referred to as Deepapratipadutsava. According to Deepapratipadutsava, newlywed couples were gifted lamps and other things in memory of Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi’s marriage.

According to ninth century work of the poet Rajshekhar,Diwali has been referred to as Dipa Malika. In there, recently-followed traditions of homes being cleaned and decorated with lights are stated.

In the present day, Diwali is celebrated, to return of the Lord Rama and Sita to ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. The Hindus are celebrated as the festival of wealth and prosperity and Celebrating victory of good over evil.


Five Festive Days of Happy Diwali

Diwali - This festival symbolized the victory of light over darkness. Before started the Diwali festival houses are cleaned and paint with colors and decorate with Lights, Candles & Diyas. Diwali is the most auspicious festival of Hindus so peoples are celebrated with great pomp. Diwali is celebrated with five-day-long Like; Dhanteras, Chhoti Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja & Bhai Dooj.

Dhanteras

Diwali festival started with Dhanteras and this year Dhanteras will be celebrated on Friday, 13 November'2020. Dhanteras is also known as Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi and it is the most important day of the five-day-long Diwali celebrations. As per Samudra manthan on the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi emerged out of the ocean during sea churning. Therefore, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on the day of Trayodashi.

According to another legend Dhanteras is also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti as during Devas and the Asuras performed samudra manthan for Amrita, which was considered as the divine nectar of immortality, Dhanvantari, the God of medicine and one of the many incarnations of Vishnu, emerged out carrying a jar of the elixir on the day of Dhanteras.

On Dhanteras, people worship Goddess Lakshmi with for wealth and prosperity. Devotional songs are sung during the worshiping the Goddess of wealth and sweets and fruits are offered to her. On that day people buy gold or silver jewellery, utensils & new clothes to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras.
 

Choti Diwali

Choti Diwali - Celebrating victory of good over evil. Choti Diwali also known as Naraka Chaturdashi and It will be celebrate on Saturday, 14 November'2020. Choti Diwali is the 2nd day of long-Five days of auspicious occasion. According to Srimad Bhagavatam, Naraka is the asur son of mother Earth Bhudevi and Varaha (third avatar of Narayan). A peace-loving and pious Naraka became an evil and cruel demon, Narakasur due to his association with a demon named Banasura. Naraka added the suffix of ‘asur’ to his name to become Narakasur.

When the news of humiliating women by  Narakasur, reached the ears of Satyabhama wife of Lord Krishna, she became enraged. Satyabhama approached Krishna and requested him to bring an end of Narakasur. The day when Lord Krishna killed Narakasur is worshipped as Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali.


Laxmi Pooja

The third days of the Diwali is Lakshmi Puja, this is the most important day among the five days of auspicious occasion. Laxmi is the goddess of wealth, Laxmi  puja is performed in the evening, invite Goddess Lakshmi for wealth, fortune, prosperity to their family and family members.

Govardhan Puja

The next day of Laxmi Puja is Govardhan Puja, this is the another auspicious occasion of the Diwali. Govardhan Puja also known as Padava. Govardhan Puja is celebrated by offering large variety of vegetarian food or Chhappan Bhog to Lord Krishna as a mark of gratitude. Padava is celebrate in Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Karanataka.

Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is the most popular Hindu festival which is clebrated allover India. Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhai Phota, Bhaiya Dooj & Bhau-Beej. After Lord Krishna defeated Narakasur, Subhadra invited her brother to celebrate his victory, she applied tilak on his forehead and performed aarti, Lord Krishna was so pleased by his sister’s gestures that he blessed her with plentiful boons. In another story, the festival is associated with Yamraj and his sister Yamuna. In the present day sisters pray for the long-lives and prosperous life for their brothers, and brothers give gifts to their sisters.


Diwali is favorite festival of almost all the Hindus. Diwali festival indicates the victory of God over evil Power!
 
 "May the Goddess Laxmi bless you with wealth and prosperity. Wish you a Happy Diwali 2020"
 

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