Just yesterday was the day known to the Indian holiday, Diwali, which is a festival of lights. This holiday is celebrated all throughout the world. It is just like New Years. During this time, families and friends all come together and celebrate this beautiful and luminous holiday to wish everyone a happy year ahead with lots of happiness, joy, and prosperity. During this time many sweets of all sorts are given to love ones and prayers are done to worship our Gods and to get blessing from our Gods and our elders.
Here is the history behind the reason we celebrate Diwali.
Diwali is known as Deepavali which is known as the Festival of Lights. It’s an ancient Hindu festival that is celebrated every year in Autumn. This festival signifies the victory of light vs darkness, knowledge vs ignorance, good vs evil, and hope vs despair. This festival is combined in five day period, but the night of Diwali is always full of celebrations, fireworks, sweets, and love. During this time, people dress up in new clothes, clean and decorate their homes with lighted diyas (lamps and candles) inside and out. There is also a pooja (prayer) that is done for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity). And typically after the pooja is done, fireworks luminate in the dark clear night sky.
So I hope today in this blog you have learned something interesting about the Hinduism and one of the many special and joyous holidays we celebrate.
Happy Diwali to everyone 🙂