New Year for Gujrati: According to the Lunar calendar, Gujrati also celebrate their new year a day after the Diwali at the 1st day of Shukla paksha in the month of Kartik. The establishment of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was also done on Diwali in the year In , Pope John Paul II had performed the extraordinary Eucharist about festival of light in the year in the Indian church by putting the tilak on his forehead.
That is then commemorated as Diwali. Significance of Diwali Diwali is the festival of cultural, religious and spiritual significance means the awareness and celebration of the inner light for Hindus.
According to the Hindu mythology it is believed that there is something which is pure, never-ending, unchanging and eternal beyond our physical body as well as mind called Atman. People celebrate Diwali to enjoy the triumph of truth over the sin. History of Diwali Historically, the Hindu festival Diwali is being celebrated from long years from the ancient in India when people were celebrating it as their important harvest festival. However, some celebrate it with the belief of the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu.
Bengalis celebrate this festival by worshipping their Goddess Mother Kali dark goddess of strength. Hindu celebrates this auspicious festival by worshipping their Lord of wisdom Ganesha elephant-headed God and Mata Lakshmi Mother of wealth and prosperity.
According to the mythology it is considered the origin of Diwali in this way; at this day the Goddess Lakshmi had came out from the ocean of milk Ksheer Sagar after a long churning by demon and God. She was brought to the universe for the mankind to offer people the wealth and prosperity.
To welcome and honor her, people had performed Lakshmi puja and prayer. They were very happy so they had distributed sweets and gifts to each other. The festival of Diwali is of five days festival, each day of Diwali has its own story and legends.
The first day of Diwali is known as Dhanteras which means the coming of wealth and prosperity to home. People buy utensils, silver or gold coin or other things and bring those to home in the myth coming wealth to home.
The third day of Diwali is known as Amavasya which is celebrated in the myth of worshipping Hindu Goddess Lakshmi the goddess of wealth who fulfills all the wishes. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Bali Pratipada which has the story of Lord Vishnu who had defeated the demon king Bali in his Vamana avatar. Bali was great king but gradually he became greedy about ruling the earth as he was booned for having unlimited power by the Lord Vishnu. Govardhan Puja is also celebrated at this day in the myth of Lord Krishna had defeated the proud Indra for his intolerable work.
People commemorate this day for the love and affection of brother and sister for each other. People enjoy having yummy sweets, lighting the lamps for sparkling Diwali celebration. The festival is being celebrated for ages in the India and outside the country. The tradition of celebrating Diwali is older than the history of our country.
People create and share new Diwali images, Diwali quotes, and various Whatsapp messages. And it looks like social media is painted with Diwali colors and lights. Social media becomes religious and this can happen only in India. Government and Private Employees get Diwali bonus and luxury gifts. On Diwali festival, government and private companies give bonuses to his employees.
Many give gifts. But here is I think the biggest example of bonus to staff in this world. In one of Indian boss gives cars and flats and jewelry as Diwali bonus to staff. This is how Diwali festival is celebrated in India.
Forces are on borders and active for the safety of the citizen in a country. They are far away from their families and village due to responsibilities of the country. Everybody is ready to welcome Diwali. And there comes Diwali glittering with brightness. It is a 'Festival Lights' as its name suggests. People burn oil-lanterns outside the house. They hang sky-lanterns. The women draw colourful Rangoli designs in front of the door.
They prepare sweets and Exchange them with relatives and neighbours. For information about local celebrations, contact your tourism board or Indian cultural centre. Arti Agarwal Arti Agarwal is a creative nut, who walked out of a high paying oilfield job to live her dream.
She is a professional photographer, writer and designer and loves travel and abstract art. Spirituality forms the fabric of her life. There are thousands of gods and each has its own legend and inspirational tale for their respective followers. Over time, there have been different interpretations of various legends and beliefs and today, we see that in different parts of India, the same festival is celebrated with pomp and gusto but with varied interpretation of its origins.
Mostly, Diwali is celebrated as a five-day festival, with each region celebrating the festival in their own unique way. Popular belief, especially in North India, is that Lord Ram along with his wife Sita and younger brother Laxman, returned to their Kingdom of Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile. The battle ended with Ravana being killed by Lord Ram and is seen as a victory of good over evil.
Dhanteras is celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, who brings wealth and prosperity to whosoever she blesses, and Goddess Dhanvantri, the goddess of health and healing. In their honour, people and business men begin to clean and decorate their homes and places of work.
This is a day when people buy some form of jewellery, be it gold or silver, as it marks the auspicious beginning for the coming new year, as per the Hindu Vikram Samvat.
Buying of steel utensils is also seen as auspicious. Women and young girls start creating beautiful Rangoli designs on the floor of their homes and everyone in the evening performs Lakshmi puja.
The diyas remain lit on all days to welcome the goddesses. The prayers start with the worship of Lord Vigneswara and offerings of delicacies made of jaggery, honey, flour and dry fruits.
Happy Diwali to all! Remember to use a capital letter for the first word in each sentence, and for proper nouns! In Gujrat it is considered as the first day of the calendar named Vikram Samvat.
It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of Exile and his victory over the Demon Ravana. The same must also be reciprocated when other communities celebrate their respective festivals. People enjoy having yummy sweets, lighting the lamps for sparkling Diwali celebration. The significance of celebrating this day is, Lord Krishna had defeated the proud Indra by lifting the big Govardhana hill and saving the life of lots of people Gokulvashi and cattle from the continuous rain and floods.
Hinduism is an ancient religion that has evolved over time as has its diverse interpretations and following. And they also read their next year horoscope. People come out every year the first weekend of June to savor the fun and great taste of the celebration because it is a great time to celebrate the berry harvest. He had given a gift to his sister. The significance of celebrating Annakoot, people decorate large quantities of food the symbol of Govardhan hill lifted by Krishna and offer puja.
The Goddess Lakshmi daughter of king of milky ocean arose on the new moon day of the month of Kartik which got married to the Lord Vishnu. I think that this is a festival everyone should go and see at least once in their life. Return of the Pandavas to Kingdom: According to the great Hindu epic, Mahabharata, Pandavas had returned to their Virata kingdom at the Amavashya in the month of Kartik after the long period 12 years of banishment. Introduction A. The battle ended with Ravana being killed by Lord Ram and is seen as a victory of good over evil.
There was only poverty all over the world on the earth as all the wealth was detained by the king Bali. A long ago there was demon king Narakaasur ruled the kingdom of Pradyoshapuram who had tortured the people and arrested around women in his prison.
Dhanteras is celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, who brings wealth and prosperity to whosoever she blesses, and Goddess Dhanvantri, the goddess of health and healing. It means dark sized ignorance can be overcome by the light of knowledge. Children enjoy their Diwali vacation looking forward to Diwali. People celebrate Diwali to enjoy the triumph of truth over the sin. People call and invite their nearest and dearest ones.