Diwali, the festival of lights, commentate every year in autumn. It is an occasion of joy, prosperity and brightness. The Diwali is one of the significant festivals of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. In Hinduism, Diwali signifies victory of light over darkness, in Sikhs Diwali often represents as a “Day of Freedom” and in Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of nirvana by Mahavira.
Diwali is a five-day festival. The first day is Dhanteras. This day is considered auspicious to buy Gold and Household kinds of stuff. Many people, do offer “Gold leaf” to others as it signifies prosperity and luck. Then comes Choti Diwali day. Legends believe on this day, Lord Krishna killed Narakasura and freed the world from fear. Then comes the auspicious day of Deepawali, on this day people do actual Laxmi Poojan at their homes and workspace. After the Diwali day, Padwa is celebrated, on this day people do Poojan of their household cattle and fed them with goodies. Then comes Bhai Duj, a special day for siblings where the Brother visits the Sister home to celebrate.
How does Diwali Day begin?
The day starts with an oil bath, everyone wears new clothes and sits for Goddess Laxmi Pooja. People decorate their homes and workspace with beautiful flowers, colourful diyas and make rangoli. After Laxmi Pooja, people do fireworks and celebrate Diwali. People visit their friends and relatives places to share Diwali wishes and offer sweets and Gifts.
The festival of Diwali is often associated with Diwali gifts. As Diwali bring good luck and happiness, then gifts for Diwali must be the one that brings prosperity. Generally, people offer silver and gold, but one can offer anything from the flowers to chocolates that suit their budget. Diwali is the time when you shower blessings and wishes to your friends and family.
Sweets and chocolates are an integral part of the Diwali. Many people prepare sweets at their home like gujiya, Kaju Katli, Badam Barfi, Patishapta, Coconut ladoo and much more. Diwali and sweets are synonymous with each other. Be it a single piece or box of sweets when shared with friends and relatives it only brings happiness.
The festival of lights, Deepawali emphasizes on the joy of giving and sharing. The Diwali festival is celebrated all over the world with happiness and love.
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