Diwali the festival of lights and science

Indeed Diwali the festival of lights and science gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) or deepanthas . In fact we lit this deepanthas outside our homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.

After all Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs will celebrate this festival together showing unity in diversity in different religion. People will use diyas, candles, and lanterns to light up their residences, temples, and places of employment.

Why we celebrate the Diwali festival ?

Observances of Diwali differ depending on region and tradition as Diwali the festival of lights and science.

Meanwhile in northern India People will celebrate the return of King Rama’s to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana. People will lit rows of clay lamps.

Actually in southern India people celebrates it as the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.

Furthermore in western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu. As he is the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) has sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.

In addition in eastern India states like West Bengal, Mithila region of Bihar, Odisha, Assam, and Tripura people worship Maa Kali. 

Some celebrate Diwali as a commemoration of the marriage of Lakshmi and Vishnu. While others observe it as the birthday of Lakshmi.

Billions of people worldwide celebrate Diwali, a multi-day festival. As this marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in the Vikrama (Hindu) calendar. But many still harbour misconceptions about the holiday.

Why Maa Kali is worshiped on Diwali ?

Maa Durga killed the demons like Shumbh and Nishumbh. But for killing the asura Raktabīja Maa parvati takes the form of Maa Kali. Mam Kali proceeded to drink all his blood to prevent him from replicating from each drop. After defeating the demon and most of his army, her wrath turned to all creatures. In meantime a timely intervention by Lord Shiva stopped her. The Kali puja signifies the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

Celebrating for 5 days

Although the preparations and ceremonies for the Diwali celebration continue for five days. The major festival night falls on the darkest new moon night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartik. The five days of the most important Hindu holidays are Dhanteras, Narka Chaturdashi (Choti Diwali), Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj.

1st Day: People clean their homes and shop for gold or kitchen utensils to help bring good fortune.

2nd Day: People decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand.

3rd Day: On the main day of the festival, families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi, followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities.

4th Day: This is the first day of the new year, when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season.


5th day: Brothers visit their married sisters, who welcome them with love and a lavish meal.

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Importance

Diwali or Dipavali, one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, lasting for five days from the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Karttika. (The corresponding dates in the Gregorian calendar usually fall in late October and November.) The name is derived from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.

Decoration in Diwali

In addition people place and lit diyas in rows along the parapets of temples and houses. Interestingly hundreds of diyas are set to adrift on rivers and streams. Actually decoration of Homes with flowers and leaves makes the house beautiful. Even designs of rangoli on floors inside and out beautifies the surroundings. This elaborate designs made of coloured rice, sand, or flower petals. We will keep the doors and windows of the houses open in the hope that Lakshmi will find her way inside and bless the resident with wealth and success.

Before the Diwali festival, people clean, renovate, paint, and decorate their houses, offices, or stores. Hindus celebrate Diwali by dressing in new or traditional clothing, lighting diyas (oil lamps), performing family pujas, and honouring Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Festival of unity in different religions

Diwali is also an important festival in Jainism. For the Jain community, the festival commemorates the enlightenment and liberation (moksha) of Mahavira, the most recent of the Jain Tirthankaras, from the cycle of life and death (samsara). The lighting of the lamps celebrates the light of Mahavira’s holy knowledge.

Since the 18th century, Diwali has been celebrated in Sikhism as the time of Guru Hargobind’s return to Amritsar from captivity in Gwalior—an echo of Rama’s return to Ayodhya. Residents of Amritsar lit lamps throughout the city to celebrate the occasion

Historical facts on Diwali

  • Guru Hargobind Ji Was Released From The Captivity Of Jahangir On Diwali
  • Foundation Of Golden Temple Was Laid On Diwali Day

Science of Diwali

Also we utilize soil-based Diyas rather than clay-based Diyas throughout the celebration. The earthen pots assist the Diyas in burning for a longer time. It also aids in the distribution of warmth. Previously, the first thing to do on Deepavali morning was to take a bath with Ganges water and various oils. It is called Abhyanga Snanam. It helps treat broken skin, aid in weight loss, and even slow down the ageing process.

During Diwali, people clean their homes, and they light hundreds of lights to guarantee that the environment is safe for everyone. Your surface electromagnetic flux gets surrounded by light from the Diya that superimpose on the magnetic field.

The habit of lighting fireworks during Deepavali does have a robust scientific rationale. Its main goal is to combat the insect (particularly mosquito) threat posed by pools of water, which serves as a breeding ground for these dangerous parasites throughout the passage from wet to winter seasons.

An ignited oil lamp, together with the chemicals evolved from the flame kills these bacterial populations. The effect gets multiplied to several thousand times when you light up hundreds of diyas around you.

We need light all the time. But in the winter months, many insects increase and damage crops are the scientific explanation for it. They come and fall in when you ignite millions of bulbs. You’re not killing them, thus you’re not gaining sin/demerit. Obviously they are attracts light and die, which is their natural nature.

During festivals, people have to observe fast. They avoid certain foods like non-veg, and they also consume certain foods during the festival. This helps detoxify the body and also prevents illness. During the rainy season especially, eating non-veg food, which takes time to digest, can cause health problems. Also, contaminated water can cause diseases at this time. For this reason people eat light foot to remain healthy.

Quotes

May your Diwali be filled with joy and light.

Let us celebrate the Diwali festival with smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts.Diwali greetings to everyone.

May the diyas light lead you onto the road of growth and prosperity. Happy Diwali!


I hope the light of Deepawali brightens your day. And I wish you a prosperous, healthy, and happy Diwali.


May we all enjoy happy, prosperous, and wonderful lives. Also I hope the allure of Diwali never wane. “Let’s celebrate this great holiday with the best foods and company.” Happy Diwali!


I send everyone my warmest greetings on this auspicious occasion of Diwali. I hope Diwali brings you joy and happiness.

“May the Diwali brings you a lot of celebrations, festivities, and great zeal.” “I wish everyone a happy Diwali.”

Let’s add another lovely memory to our life by celebrating Diwali with our families and friends. A lovely Diwali to you.

I hope your Diwali will be joyous May Diwali bring you enough light to chase away all the darkness in your life.


Shoot a rocket of prosperity, light a flowerpot of happiness, and wish you and your family a glittering Diwali!

Quotes on Diwali for friends and family


May Millions of Lamps Illuminate Your Life Forever With Endless Prosperity, Health, And Wealth. Diwali greetings to you and your family.


Life with you is like Diwali, so let us promise to stay together forever.


A Sweet Memories Festival, A Sky Full Of Fireworks, A Mouth Full Of Sweets, A House Full Of Diyas, And A Heart Full Of Enjoyment

May the charm of shimmering diyas and lamps make this diwali the best diwali for you. Wishing you lots of luck. Happy Diwali.


Diyas are here to help you light up your life, decorations to help you beautify and make all your problems disappear, and sweets to add that special something to your life. We wish you a joyous Diwali.


With this festival of lights, may you find true joy, prosperity, and love. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Diwali.


We all wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali filled with everything you desire.

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