Monday, 26 September 2016

How To Celebrate Diwali

The word "diwali" means "row of lights," and celebrants decorate the indoors and outdoors with beautiful rows of flickering lamps, lanterns and electric lights. Families also light up the night with bonfires and create beautiful flower displays. Diwali is viewed as a time for socializing and is celebrated in October or November by multiple religious denominations, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. This nationwide harvest festival is meant to welcome the goddess Lakshmi and secure her blessings for the new year.

Celebrate Diwali :

This year Diwali runs from Wednesday 11 November to Sunday 15 November.The celebrations reach their peak on the third day of the festival, the first night of Kartika, the eighth month in the Hindu lunar calendar. Its timing varies year by year, but it usually falls between mid-October and mid-November.Diwali, also called Deepavali in some Indian languages, translates literally as "row of lamps" and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, light over dark and knowledge over ignorance.

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How To Diwali Celebrate :

In Hindu tradition, the festival has associations with many religious texts. Different regions of India associate Diwali with different tales from Hindu scripture, such as the return of Rama after 14 years in exile, the birth of Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity), or legends surrounding the god Krishna.Diwali is a public holiday in India, and in some other countries with large Hindu populations, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Fiji. The first two days of the holiday, called Dhanteras and Naraka Chaturdasi, are given over to intensive preparations for the climactic third night. 

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