Diwali essay– Here you will know what is Diwali,why Diwali is celebrated, when Diwali is celebrated, how Diwali is celebrated, who celebrates Diwali and where, purpose of Diwali celebration, what Diwali symbolises about.
What is Diwali?
Diwali means “Row of lights”, popularly called as “Festival of lights”. The word Diwali derived from Sanskrit word Deepavali which is a conjugated term of two Sanskrit words such as Deepa(light,illuminates, knowledge etc.) and avali(row or series).
Why Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali was celebrated on the day before Narakachaturdasi. According to Indian myths, Narakachaturdasi is the day on which Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama killed demon among humans ‘Narakasurudu’ who is famous with his cruel and brutal evil acts.
On killing that demon Krishna released almost sixteen thousand innocent women who were slaved in narakasura’s kingdom. In some myths, it was given that Diwali is celebrated on occasion of return of Lord Rama after killing Demon king Ravana.
When Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali is celebrated in Kartikamaasam season as per Hindu calendar i.e., between September and November.
How Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali is celebrated for five days, each day with its own importance. These are the five days:
Day 1: Dhanatrayodashi
Day 2: Narakachaturdasi
Day 3: Lakshmi puja
Day 4: Govardhana puja
Day 5: Bhai duj.
- On first day, people usually starts cleaning their house and shops premises ,buy new things such as clothes, home accessories etc. They give offerings to Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi.
- On second day, people prepare a lot of sweets and do oil head baths,visits their family friends. Narakachaturdasi also called as chota Diwali.
- On third day, is the main day of whole festival. On this day, people celebrates by lighting up the deepas and starts playing with firecrackers with their friends, family. Shares a lot of Happy Diwali images, wishes, greeting cards with their loved ones.
- On fourth day, people who are married will celebrate this day with their partners.
- On fifth day, sister and brother celebrates by wishing each other with new things.
Who celebrates Diwali and where?
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and also all other religion people in India. Diwali is also celebrated in Srilanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal etc.
Purpose of Diwali celebration?
On this Diwali, people will keep deepa’s Infront of their house and shops as they believe that Goddess Lakshmi will come to such houses which are clean and neat.
So that Goddess will come to their home without any difficulty as they keep deepa’s to welcome her.
What Diwali symbolises about?
Finally Diwali symbolises about
“victory of Good over Evil”;
“Knowledge over Ignorance”.
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