Diwali – It is the festival of Lights, Victory and Freedom with sweets and crackers. This special festival is not restricted to any caste or religion. It is a true Indian festival. Diwali signifies victory over Darkness, Diwali marks the attainment of nirvana by Mahavira, in Jainism. Sikhs often represent Diwali as a “Day of Freedom”. Diwali is a time for new beginnings…
Colour is an integral part of every Indian family. But diwali plays special role in it. Diwali is also the time for family reunions so people decorate their houses with these wonderful rangoli designs, makes new painting, so home looks beautiful. During these days people organizes different diwali paintings and diwali decoration competition, which creates fun and encourage creativity among people.
Diwali is also called as festival of lights. Deepawali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning “rows of Deep”. Diwali Puja is done in order to impress goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings.There are lots of mythological stories behind lightening of diyas. Diwali is celebrated on the night of Amavasya and is the darkest in the year. There are varied beliefs affiliated with Diwali Diyas.
For Hindus, it is welcoming ceremony of Lord Ram as he returned from 14 years of Vanvas or exile.
For Sikhs, the Diwali Diyas are meant to illuminate the town of Amritsar and to commemorate the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji.
Another belief is based on the fact that the demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna in the Dwapara Yuga on this day.
Goddess Lakshmi is believed to enter the house with the best decoration and grandest row of lights.
Crackers hold a fascination for both young and old alike. To prevent environment pollution a lot of anti-cracker campaign is going on, but there is no dip in its popularity. When the rocket flies high and burst opens into an umbrella of colourful embers, people from the ground watch this spectacular in awe, the beauty raining down towards them.Every year Diwali arrive in all its sound and sparkle. Each year on the dark night of Diwali, Crackers of varied colors and sounds fill the skies heralding India’s favorite festival. To be safe extreme care should be taken from parents to prevent health hazards, otherwise the enjoyment will turn into sorrow ness for complete life.
FOOD IN DIWALI
Festivals in India revolve around food, and Diwali is no exception. Diwali is synonymous with mithai. So arrange the mithai in a large thali or platter and put a diya in the centre. These days you get thalis with a Ganpati and diya, use these to arrange the colour-coordinated sweets in an artistic fashion. During this festive session you can find varieties Diwali sweets in Restaurants of Delhi, Mumbai and in other cities of India.
Gifting has always been an intrinsic part of Diwali. It is a time to share, and the time to spread joy and cheer. Traditionally Diwali gifting translated as exchanging of sweets. India and Indians have come a long way from traditional gifting. Today Diwali gifting spawns a complete industry! Innovative gifts are being distributed by corporate and individuals, and purse strings are being gently loosened. Silver has been an all-time favourite for Diwali gifting especially for business houses.
EVENTS IN DIWALI
Diwali is one of the big event of India where participants are of all age. Everybody enjoy this colourful festival. You can find lot of exciting events happening across India during Diwali celebration. You can visit BUZZINTOWN.COM one of the prime portal which updates all important events of India.
WISH YOU HAPPY DIWALI 2012