People perform Laxmi Puja on the main day of Diwali which is also called as Deepavali. Diwali give us a message that Light and kindness always win against darkness and injustice. This festival is celebrated not only by Hindus but Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and few other religion people also take part in it. It’s an Cultural festival celebrated by entire Hindu community in the late time of summer and starts of winter season. Diwali is the time of doing lot’s of shopping and purchasing new and important things of our life like Homes, Cars etc.
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We are celebrating this festival from thousands of year ago since Satya Yuga (सत्य युग). On this day when Diwali first time celebrated was the day of Lord Rama’s hometown returns. He came back to his capital Ayodhya after spending his14th years as exile. In this time period of 14th years, many incident happens with him such as his wife (GodDess Sita) was kidnapped by the Demon King Ravan and a battle between Rama and Ravan started to rescued Sita Mata. This whole process from the birth of Lord Rama and returning to Ayodhya after defeating Ravan in world’s most rememberable battle ever called as, Ramayana.
There is complete detailed book written by Valmiki and name as Ramayana. When Shri Rama returned to his home after 14 years, the public of Ayodhya celebrated this festival with lots of joy, happiness and enthusiasm by lighting up the entire city, wearing bright and beautiful new dresses, making lot’s of different type of sweets, and cleaning up their homes. Diwali is also called as Diya Wali because people decorate their homes with the lights of soil made diyas which also called as “Candles of Diwali festival.” People start to clean up their homes, and offices and then they renovate, and decorate it. There are lot’s Facts about Diwali other then Rama’s returning to Ayodhya.
People believes that Lord Vishnu rescued Goddess Laxmi from the prison of King Ball in his Vamana avatar. So, people perform Laxmi Puja on this day. It’s also fact that Diwali is the birthday of Goddess Laxmi. There is also a mention in holy books that Lord Krishna killed demon Narakasura on this day and that’s why it’s celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi just one day before Diwali. Another story abt Diwali in Mahabharata is that Pandavas returned to their home after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of “Agyatavas.” Deepavali meaning in the Hindi language is “Deep” “Avali” means a “row of Diyas”.
Five Days Of Diwali Festival:
Dhanteras – Day 1: Diwali is not a single day festival but it’s celebrated for five days one after another and Dhanteras is the first day in the list. It’s the day when most of the people start cleaning, renovating, and decorating their home, and business offices. Dhanteras is the most famous day in Diwali festival carnival to do shopping and purchase new things. People wait for the day eagerly so they can buy Gold, silver, homes, cards, and start their new business.
Choti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdasi) – 2nd Day: As earlier mentioned, this day is the celebration of Evil Narakasura’s killing by Lord Krishna, Satyabhama, and Kali. This the 2nd day in the list of Diwali festival season. Diwali is harvest celebration festival because it’s the paying time for all the framers in India. This day is also called as Choti Diwali in some states like Tamil Nadu, goa and karnataka.
Lakshmi Puja – The Actual Diwali Day – Day 3: This the most important day of Diwali festival time as it’s the Diwali itself. On this day, people wear new clothes and outfits, house wives decorate the home with cool Rangolis, and Diyas. In the evening time of the day, all the family members get together and perform Laxmi Puja which is the most important part of Diwali Puja. Lord Ganesha along with Goddess Saraswati is also worshiped on this day.
Padwa / Goverdhan / Balipratipada – Day 4: The very next day of Deepavali is called Goverdhan and on this day main lady of the house perform Puja early in the morning. Significance of this day is the love and mutual devotion between the wife and husband. The husbands give thoughtful gifts, or elaborate ones to respective spouses on this day. In many regions, newly married daughters with their husbands are invited for special meals.
Bhai Duj / Bhaiya Dooji – Day 5: The final day of Diwali carnival is called Bhaiya Dooji. As it’s name define, it’s the day of brothers and sister make their brother’s choice’s tasty sweets on this day and perform their brother’s Puja. Brothers also give some lovely gifts to their sisters on this day. Don’t get confused as it’s not Raksha Bandhan festival but yes it is also the festival of brother and sisters special relation, love, and believe.
Important Dates Of Diwali Festival:
Friday, 28th October 2016: Dhanteras
Saturday, 29th October 2016 – Deepavali (Naraka Chaturdasi)
Sunday, 30th October 2016 – Diwali (Lakshmi Puja)
Monday, 31st October 2016 – Bali Padyami / Vikram Samvat (Kartika Shuddha Padwa)
Tuesday, 01st November 2016 – Yama Dvitiya / Bhai Duj / Bhaiya Dooji
Diwali Calendar 2009 To 2027:
2009 – Saturday, 17th October
2010 – Friday, 5th November
2011 – Wednesday, 26th October
2012 – Tuesday, 13th November
2013 – Sunday, 3rd November
2014 – Thursday, 23rd October
2015 – Wednesday, 11th October
2016 – Current Year – Sunday, 30th October
2017 – Thursday, 19th October
2018 – Wednesday, 7th November
2019 – Sunday, 27th October
2020 – Saturday, 14th November
2021 – Thursday, 4th November
2022 – Monday, 24th October
2023 – Sunday, 12th October
2024 – Friday, 1st November
2025 – Tuesday, 21st October
2026 – Sunday, 8th November
2027 – Friday, 29th October
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