Diwali – 2020

Diwali Images 2020-

Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

Deepawali-

Diwali 2020 is the Indian festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika between mid-October and mid-November. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

Traditions Connecting-

The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, with many other regional traditions connecting the holiday to Sita and Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Yama, Yami, Durga, Kali, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kuber, Dhanvantari or Vishvakarman.  Further more it is, in some regions, a celebration of the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating the demon-king Ravana.

Renovating And Decorating-

In the lead-up to Diwali, celebrants will prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces with diyas and rangolis. During the Diwali people wear their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diya and rangoli  perform Lakshmi puja worship ceremonies of Lakshmi.

Prosperity and Wealth-

The goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared. Diwali is also a major cultural event for the Hindu and Jain diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.

Indian Subcontinent-

The five-day long festival originated in the Indian subcontinent and is mention in early Sanskrit texts. Diwali is usually celebrated twenty days after the Dussehra festival, with Dhanteras, or the regional equivalent.

Naraka Chaturdashi-

The second day is Naraka Chaturdashi, or the regional equivalent which for Hindus in the south of India is Diwali proper. Western, central, eastern and northern Indian communities observe main day of Diwali on the third day, the day of Lakshmi Puja and the darkest night of the traditional month.

Govardhan Puja-

In some parts of India, the day after Lakshmi Puja is mark with the Govardhan Puja and Balipratipada (Padwa), which is dedicate to the relationship between wife and husband.

Bhai Dooj-

Some Hindu communities mark the last day as Bhai Dooj or the regional equivalent, which is dedicate to the bond between sister and brother, while other Hindu and Sikh craftsmen communities it by performing maintenance in their work spaces and offering prayers.

Festival Alongside Diwali-

Some other faiths in India also celebrate their respective festivals alongside Diwali. The Jains observe their own Diwali which marks the final liberation of Mahavira, the Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas to mark the release of Guru Hargobind from a Mughal Empire prison.

Main Festival-

The main day of the festival of Diwali (the day of Lakshmi puja) is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana,[30] India, Malaysia , Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Religious Significance-

Diwali is celebrate by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists.

Hinduism-

Diwali is celebrate in the honour of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The religious significance of Diwali varies regionally within India. The festival is associate with a diversity of deities, traditions, and symbolism.

Hindu Epic Ramayan-

One tradition links the festival to legends in the Hindu epic Ramayana, where Diwali is the day Rama.

Eastern India-

Hindus of eastern India associate the festival with the goddess Kali, who symbolises the victory of good over evil.

Merchant Families-

In western states such as Gujarat, and certain northern Hindu communities of India.

Hindu Tradition-

Diwali 2020
Diwali 2020

Mythical tales shared on Diwali vary widely depending on region and even within Hindu tradition. The telling of these myths are a reminder of the Hindu belief that good ultimately triumphs over evil.

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