When is Diwali


The lighting of a dark night, Diwali

In the democratic country like India, Diwali is one of the biggest festivals that are celebrated well among the Indians. The Hindu Mythology says that it is the day when lord Ram has returned home after 14 long years of exile. This particular day is celebrated well across the nation by lighting candles, earthen lamps, diyas etc. The evil king (Ravana) had kidnapped Sita (Rama’s wife) and lord Rama came back to the Ajodhya after battling and killing Ravana.

Ever since then according to Hindu mythology, Diwali is celebrated well with much lightings and much fanfare across countrywide. India is not the only country that celebrates this festival whereas some of the Asia-Pacific countries are also celebrating this festival with their family and friends. Hindu calendar shows us that Diwali festival works as heralds of the Hindu New Year. People often celebrated Diwali by visiting their friends and family as well as exchanging gifts, sweets and lots of love & blessings among them.         

In a typical Hindu family, the day starts by praying in front of Laxmi and Ganesha, the goddess of wealth & prosperity and the god who removes all the troubles in one’s life. After taking their blessings, the women of the house got engage themselves in decorating the house for the night and men got engage themselves with other stuff. Children go out to market for buying crackers and other items to celebrate Diwali. In the 21st century, the best thing to go for Diwali gift hampers as they are widely available in the regular markets as well as online. I am sure that they will make your tiring job of Diwali shopping a bit easier including Diwali pooja thali, Designer decoration items and candles. People always prefer to wear cotton cloths in this lighting night. It is widely believed among the people of India that Goddess Laxmi attracted towards well-lit homes and cleanliness; thereby, before Diwali every house(s) and shop(s) (commercial places) are cleaned and painted.

In night the fireworks and crackers lights the whole sky and eliminates the darkness. Of which it illustrates a new era starts right away. Festive season and celebrations are incomplete without family and friends. Doesn’t it? The exchange of gifts & traditional greetings add the much needed spunk and vibrancy to the Diwali festival. With the integration of technology and the internet, nowadays children are able to send animated Diwali fireworks and crackers online to far reside family members and friends.

Next Diwali is on 7 November 2018 (Wednesday)

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