Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of India. It is celebrated every year on Amavasya 15th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Ashwin with great enthusiasm and love. Now , we will brief you about some of the facts about the Diwali Festival.
Diwali is an ancient festival of Hindu Religion. Diwali is not only celebrated in India, it is also celebrated in various other countries like Fiji, Guyana, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
2. Diwali is celebrated to honor Lord Rama
Diwali is celebrated on the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of long exile and victory over the Demon king Ravan and saved earth from his bad activities.
3. Diwali is 5-day long festival
It starts from the day of Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chadurdai on the second day, Diwali on the third day, followed by new year and last day is celebrated as Bhau-beej.
4. Sikh Celebrate Diwali Festival
Diwali Festival is also celebrated by Sikhs. Sikhs celebrate Diwali festival on release for their sixth guru Shri Hargobind Ji from the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
5. Jain Celebrate Diwali Festival
Jain celebrates this festival on the spiritual awakening of Lord Mahavir.
6. Buddist religion celebrates Diwali
Buddist celebrates Diwali in conversion of Ashoka’s to buddhism before the Kaling war. The day is so called “Ashok Vijyadashmi“.
7. Diwali is also known as festival of lights
Diwali Festival is also known for the lights. On this festival, people place diyas(oil lamp) on the windows of their houses. Also, people decorate their houses and offices with different kind of LED lights.
8. Most awaited festival of Kids
Kids wait a lot for Diwali Festival. On this religious festival, they do various kinds of different activities. Kids love to hear the story of Lord Rama from their elders, play various games, burn crackers and do other things.
9. Diwali is major shopping festival
On Diwali, People buy new clothes, ornaments, household things and various other things.
10. Rangoli’s on Diwali Festival
Rangoli is a unique artwork done on Diwali and at the time of marriages. On this festival, People do Rangoli in the courtyard of the house using various different colors.
11. Lakshmi Puja on Diwali Festival
Lakshmi is goddess of good fortune, light and wealth. People worship Lakshmi by doing aarti to achieve success and wealth in their life.
12. Greetings on Diwali Festival
On Diwali Festival, people send greetings to all of their relatives and friends in various different manners.
13. Cleaning of Houses before Diwali
Before the festival, cleaning of house is considered auspicious before starting of the new year.
14. Crackers on Diwali Festival
People burn different kinds of crackers on Diwali. Due to these crackers, a lot of pollution occurs.
15. Diwali Festival for Businessman and farmers
On Diwali, various businessmen close the previous year’s accounting open new accounting books while farmers end the harvest season.
16. Exchange of Sweets on Diwali Festival
People bake various different kind of sweets and exchange the sweets with their friends and relatives.