Diwali is celebrated all over India during the autumn season(October or November). The festival of lights is the celebration of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, or knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is the most luminous festival of the year. The five-day festivals are the most fun and joyous festivals of the year.
Indian legends claim Diwali was celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram after 14 years of exile imposed on him by his father. It is said that the citizens of Ram Rajya were in great distress imposed by the evil Ravan. So the citizens lit lamps to welcome Ram their savior against Ravana the evil.Ram frees his citizens from the evil Ravan. So Diwali is celebrated as reliving the victory of good over evil.
The arrangements and poojas of the celebration last for five days. The homes, shops, and offices are prepared by cleaning, decorating, and renovating the spaces. It is similar to clearing away all the unwanted stuff and preparing the spaces for a fresh new start. The religious texts also remind us to clean our hearts and head of negative thoughts during the Diwali festival and let the light of knowledge and positivity show the way to a prosperous year ahead.
Families buy new clothes and decor which are adorned during the Diwali. The real celebration starts on the 3rd day, where the homes, business, and office spaces are illuminated with oil lamps known as diyas. Colorful rangolis are made in front of the house with people adorned in new attires partake in Lakshmi puja( puja for wealth & prosperity). Children and elders alike have fun lighting fireworks, enjoy elaborate sumptuous feasts, sweets & gifts. People dance to traditional dances and have a wonderful time.
In the north, the last day of the festival is the darkest night of the traditional month. The darkness is chased away with the bright diyas lit all over the house. Diwali is celebrated with different rituals like strengthening the relationship between husband and wife with Diwali Padwa & Govardhan Puja. Some also celebrate the brother-sister relationship with Bhai Puja.
Diwali is celebrated all over the world as many Indians have migrated to different parts of the world. Diwali is celebrated in countries like Nepal, Srilanka, etc where the Hindu religion is followed. Diwali holidays are a time when families look forward so that they can spending the vacation with relatives and friends. In modern culture, people have fun going for long family trips.
Celebrate Diwali with Funday Holidays. Book your Kerala tour packages to enjoy the positivity of a refreshing vacation. Shed all the stress and negativity behind. Return fully energized and lively after a fun-filled vacation.
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Nice and very informative article, really enjoyed reading the article. The article actually gave me the vibes of why and how we Indians celebrate Diwali. The best part of the Diwali celebration here in Maharashtra is Diwali Sweets and Snacks known as Faral.