The Actual Story Behind Diwali Celebration!

The story you know is actually not the real one!

The whole country of India celebrates the festival of Diwali or also known as Deepawali to the fullest and is also considered the biggest festival of India. The festival is also known as the festival of lights. People in all areas celebrate the festival in different ways.

Here is everything you should know about Diwali!

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Story Behind This Celebration 

Basically, the Diwali is celebrated for the victory of good powers over evil powers. But there are different stories with the same moral behind its celebration in different parts of the country. Here are these.

North India:

The festival is celebrated because according to Hindu Mythology on the day of Deepawali Lord Rama, one of the Hindu God returned to Ayodhya, his hometown after defeating evil Ravana who kidnapped his wife Devi Sita.

South India:

In the southern parts of India, the festival is celebrated on this day and this day od Deepavali is also known as Chaturdasi, the day on which according to Hindu Mythology, Lord Krishna defeated evil Narkasura, who on his death made a wish to celebrate the victory of good over evil with new clothes and bursting crackers.

Western India: 

Iin this part of the country, the festival is celebrated because according to the Hindu mythology one of the main gods of Hindus, Lord Vishnu sent an evil king, King Bali to rule an evil world. Hence the celebration.

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Diwali Schedule and its Importance

Diwali is a five-day festival. Here is the schedule of those five days and the importance and reason behind their celebration.

Dhanteras:

This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on 17th of October. The day is celebrated because according to the Hindu mythology, this day goddess Laxmi came out of the milk ocean and hence on this day the goddess grants her devotees with health and wealth. The day is celebrated all over the country by buying jewelry of silver and gold in order to ensure wealth intake and it is also considered good luck.

Choti Diwali:

This is the second-day celebration of the five-day long festival of Diwali arriving on 18th of October. It arrives on the day of Chaturdasi and is also known as roop Chaudas and Kali Chaudas. This day is basically considered a day to enhance one’s beauty. this day is celebrated by applying the “Uptan” of various ingredient prepared at home to enhance the beauty.

Deepawali: 

Arriving on 19th October, the story behind the celebration of which is already explained above. The day is celebrated by lightening lamps, Diyas, wearing new clothes, lightening and decorating houses, meeting loved ones, distributing sweets and bursting crackers are some of the ways in which this day is celebrated all across the country as well as by Indians living outside India. On this day, Goddess Laxmi is worshipped as it is believed that on this day the goddess visits the houses of her devotees and prospers them with health and wealth.

Padva: 

This day arrives just the next day of the five-day festival, arriving on 20th of October. This day is a day of meeting the loved ones, neighbors and relatives.people visit each other housed and offer sweets.

Bhai Doj:

Bhai Doj is celebrated in order to honor the brothers of the houses for their devotion and safety they provide to their sisters and other family members. This is celebrated on the last day of the five-day festival and is arriving on 21st of October this year.

We Wish everyone a Happy Prosperous and Safe Diwali.

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