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. Here we will let you know 12 Significance of Diwali festivals also.
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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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.
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
“May the light of Diwali fill your home with warmth, happiness, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyful and blessed Diwali!”
“Diwali is the festival of lights that brings joy, love, and togetherness. May this auspicious occasion illuminate your life with happiness and success. Happy Diwali!”
“As you celebrate the festival of Diwali, may the glow of the diyas enlighten your path and lead you to success and fulfillment. Wishing you a sparkling and prosperous Diwali!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, may you be blessed with good fortune, abundant blessings, and a lifetime of happiness. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. May you always choose the path of righteousness. Happy Diwali!”
“May the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi bring wealth, prosperity, and abundance into your life. Wishing you a Diwali filled with blessings and success!”
“Diwali is the perfect time to bond with loved ones, indulge in festivities, and create beautiful memories. May this Diwali bring you closer to your family and friends. Happy Diwali!”
“May the fireworks of Diwali fill your life with sparks of joy and excitement. May you have a safe and delightful celebration. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a reminder to spread love, kindness, and happiness to everyone around. May your heart be filled with compassion and your actions be guided by goodness. Happy Diwali!”
“On this auspicious day of Diwali, may you be blessed with health, wealth, and prosperity. May your life be illuminated with the divine light. Happy Diwali!”
Quotes on celebration of Diwali
“May the festival of lights illuminate your path and bring you joy, prosperity, and success. Wishing you a sparkling Diwali filled with love and happiness!”
“Diwali is a time to come together, celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and embrace the spirit of unity and harmony. Wishing you a joyful and blessed Diwali!”
“May the diyas of Diwali light up your life with hope, positivity, and happiness. May this festival bring you endless blessings. Happy Diwali!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, may your life be as colorful and vibrant as the rangoli. Wishing you a joyful and prosperous Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to cherish the warmth of family and friends, create beautiful memories, and share laughter and love. May your Diwali be filled with joyful moments!”
“May the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi bring prosperity, wealth, and success into your life. Wishing you a Diwali full of abundance and good fortune!”
“Diwali is a time to let go of the past, embrace the present, and look forward to a brighter future. May this Diwali be a new beginning filled with happiness and hope.”
“As the fireworks light up the sky, may your life be filled with the brightness of love, joy, and fulfillment. Wishing you a dazzling and memorable Diwali!”
“Diwali is not just about lighting lamps, but also about kindling the lamp of knowledge and spreading goodness. May you find enlightenment and inspiration on this Diwali!”
“May the blessings of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi shower upon you on this auspicious day of Diwali. May you be blessed with happiness and success. Happy Diwali!”
Quotes on essence of Diwali
“Diwali is a time to ignite the spark of positivity, embrace new beginnings, and illuminate the world with love and kindness. Wishing you a radiant and blissful Diwali!”
“May the divine light of Diwali bring peace, happiness, and fulfillment to your life. May you be blessed with prosperity and success. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, the light of goodness and hope prevails. May your Diwali be filled with moments of joy and triumph!”
“As the sky gets adorned with fireworks, let your heart be filled with gratitude for the blessings in your life. Wishing you a joyful and gratitude-filled Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to rejoice in the triumph of knowledge and wisdom. May you be blessed with clarity, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment. Happy Diwali!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, may your life be a reflection of the vibrant colors of the rangoli and the sweetness of the festive treats. Happy Diwali!”
“May the joyous celebrations of Diwali bring warmth, love, and togetherness in your family. May the bond of love grow stronger with each passing moment. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to express gratitude for the blessings and love in our lives. May your heart be filled with thankfulness and your home be filled with happiness. Happy Diwali!”
“May the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi shower upon you and fill your life with wealth, prosperity, and abundance. Wishing you a prosperous and joyful Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to illuminate not just our homes but also our hearts with love and compassion. May you spread happiness and kindness wherever you go. Happy Diwali!”
Quotes on Diwali for 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.
Quotes on celebrate the bond of family
“May the divine light of Diwali brighten our family’s path with love, peace, and prosperity. Wishing my dear family a very happy and blessed Diwali!”
“Diwali is the perfect time to come together as a family, create cherished memories, and strengthen the bond of love. Wishing my amazing family a joyous and sparkling Diwali!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, I am grateful for the love and blessings of my family. May our togetherness and happiness multiply with the divine light of Diwali. Happy Diwali to my wonderful family!”
“As we light up our homes with diyas, let us also illuminate our hearts with love and gratitude for our family. Wishing my loving family a joyous and prosperous Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to express appreciation for our family, who are our constant support and source of love. May this Diwali bring us closer and fill our lives with happiness and harmony. Happy Diwali to my dear family!”
“May the celebrations of Diwali bring laughter, love, and blessings to our family. Let us cherish the moments of togetherness and create beautiful memories. Happy Diwali to my loving family!”
“Diwali is a reminder of the importance of family and the joy of being together. May this festival strengthen the bonds between us and fill our hearts with happiness. Wishing my wonderful family a blissful Diwali!”
“As we celebrate the festival of lights, let us also celebrate the love and unity of our family. May this Diwali be a joyful and prosperous occasion for our dear family. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to appreciate the blessings of having a loving family by our side. May this festival bring us closer and infuse our lives with joy, peace, and abundance. Happy Diwali to my amazing family!”
“Wishing my dear family a Diwali filled with happiness, good health, and success. May the divine light of this festival guide us towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Happy Diwali!”
Quotes on Diwali for friends
“Wishing my dear friend a Diwali filled with joy, laughter, and prosperity. May our friendship always shine bright like the diyas of Diwali. Happy Diwali!”
“On this festival of lights, I am grateful for the warmth and happiness you bring into my life. Wishing you a sparkling Diwali filled with love and good fortune. Happy Diwali, my friend!”
“May the divine light of Diwali bring success, happiness, and prosperity to you, my dear friend. May our bond of friendship grow stronger with each passing day. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to celebrate with friends, create beautiful memories, and cherish the moments of togetherness. Wishing my amazing friend a joyous and blessed Diwali!”
“As we light up our homes with joy and laughter, let us also light up our friendship with love and affection. Wishing you a Happy Diwali, dear friend!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, I wish you an abundance of love, prosperity, and good health. May our friendship always shine bright like the fireworks in the night sky. Happy Diwali, my dear friend!”
“May the festival of Diwali fill our hearts with warmth and our lives with happiness. Wishing my dear friend a Diwali filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to cherish the bond of friendship and create beautiful memories. Thank you for being an incredible friend. Wishing you a sparkling and joyful Diwali!”
“As we exchange sweets and gifts on Diwali, let us also exchange heartfelt wishes and strengthen our friendship. Wishing you a Diwali filled with happiness and success, my dear friend!”
“May the festival of lights bring new opportunities, exciting adventures, and endless laughter to our friendship. Happy Diwali, dear friend! Let’s make this Diwali unforgettable!”
Celebrate the friendship quotes on Diwali
“May the festival of Diwali light up your life with happiness, success, and good times. Wishing you a joyous Diwali filled with laughter and cherished moments. Happy Diwali, my friend!”
“On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, I am grateful for the gift of your friendship. May the divine blessings of this festival bring you love, prosperity, and endless opportunities. Happy Diwali, dear friend!”
“Wishing my dear friend a Diwali filled with love, laughter, and the company of loved ones. May this festival bring us closer and create beautiful memories. Happy Diwali!”
“Diwali is a time to light up the lives of those we care about. Thank you for being a shining light in my life, dear friend. Wishing you a bright and joyful Diwali!”
“May the fireworks of Diwali illuminate your path and guide you towards success and happiness. Wishing my wonderful friend a sparkling and prosperous Diwali!”
“As we celebrate the festival of lights, let us also celebrate the beautiful bond of friendship we share. May our friendship be blessed with joy, love, and lifelong companionship. Happy Diwali, my dear friend!”
“Diwali is a time to express gratitude for the wonderful friendships in our lives. Thank you for being an amazing friend and bringing so much happiness into my world. Wishing you a delightful and memorable Diwali!”
“May the magic of Diwali fill your heart with love, your mind with positivity, and your life with prosperity. Happy Diwali to my dear friend! Let’s make this festival unforgettable!”
“On this auspicious occasion, I pray that our friendship continues to shine brighter with each passing year, just like the diyas of Diwali. Wishing you a Happy Diwali, my dear friend!”
“May the essence of Diwali bring light, laughter, and love into your life. Thank you for being an incredible friend. Wishing you a joyous and blessed Diwali!”
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