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What is the main reason behind celebrating Diwali Festival in India?

What is the main reason behind celebrating Diwali Festival in India?

Short Essay On Diwali or Deepawali


Q. Which is called the festival of light?
Ans - Diwali or Deepawali is the festival of light.

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     Diwali is an important festival.  This festival is celebrated with lamps. The Diwali stands for ‘Deepawali’ means the festival of lamps. The whole neighborhood, village or town is decorated with lamps or electric bulbs. It is celebrated to express one’s happiness. It is said that on the day of Diwali or, on the Amawashya of Kartik Lord Ram returned Ayodhya after completing fourteen years in forest and killing Ravan, a great notirious Devil. The whole Ayoadhya celebrated his coming back by lighting lamps. The whole town was decorated like a bridge. From that day this day is celebrated as Diwali every year.
     A day before Diwali, Chhoti(Small) Diwali is celebrated. A few lamps are lighted on that day. This day is celebrated to express the happiness of the coming of Sri Ram. The people of Ayodhya had been informed a day before that Ram was reaching there the next day.
This year, Diwali will be from 25 to 27 October. Dhanteras will be celebrated on 25, Chhoti (small)  Diwali on 26 and Big Diwali on 27th. The whole city is decorated like a bride during Diwali. By the way, decorations start from a week ago. But on Diwali there is unprecedented decoration. When I went to the terrace of my house, I saw that the entire city is decorated in a very strong way and looks quite beautiful. I was shocked! Big buildings are adorned with various lights. The beauty is so well done that I cannot describe it in words. I can just feel. Wherever I went on that day I was offered sweets with bhuja (fried rice). Crackers were being  exploded by the children or young boys. Wherever I am going on Deepawali, I am getting only sweets and lava to eat. Crackers were being exploded by the children or young boys. Though they were very happy enjoying the play with crackers, but it was quite unpleasant for me. I was also very much fearful with the mishappening which these crackers might cause.

     On the day of Diwali Laxami and Ganesh are worshipped. Goddess Laxmi is the Goddess of Prosperity and Lord Ganesh is the God of Success. The worship, prayer and decoration appear very pleasant and beautiful. But the play with crackers is very unpleasant to ears and is also very dangerous. Crackers may cause the loss of life and assets. The next day of Diwali the news comes in newspaper that so many shops of crackers caught fire. So many children became victims of the crackers. It also becomes difficult and dangerous to walk on the roads and streets on this day. So this beautiful festival should be celebrated decently without using the crackers as the use of crackers is not only dangerous but it is also the wastage of money.

Important :
     The festival of Diwali is the most sacred and most famous festival of Sanatan Hinduism, this holy festival of Diwali is also known as Deepawali, l Chopra Pujan or Lakshmi Puja. The festival of Diwali begins with Dhanteras and the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm till the day of Bhaiya Dooj. Mata Lakshmiji is the most important gooddness during these five days of Diwali celebrations. Amavasya is the most important day of the five days and is known as Lakshmi Puja, Lakshmi-Ganesh Puja and Diwali Puja. The auspicious time to perform lakshmi Puja on Diwali is considered after sunset. Amavasya Tithi prevailing at the time of Pradosh is considred suitable for Diwali Puja. Hence, the time of Pradosh period is considered best for Lakshmi Puja.


Today we will tell you, the dates of 5 important festivals of Diwali and other names of those festivals-
  1. First day of Diwali : Dhanteras (Friday) 25 October 2019 - Other names/festivals :- Govts Dwadashi, Vasubaras, Dhantrayodashi, Dhantares Puja, Trayodashi Pujan and Dhanvantari Trayodashi Puja.
  2. Second day of Diwali : Chhoti Diwali (Saturday) 26 October 2019 :- Other names/festivals-Diwali Deepak, Yama Deepam, Kali Chaudas and Hanuman Pooja.
  3. Third day of Diwali : Diwali(Sunday) - 27 October 2019 - Other Names/Festivals :- Deepavali, Diwali Lakshmi Pooja, Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Lakshmi Puja, Diwali Puja, Kedar Gauri  Vrat, Chopra Puja, Sharda Puja, Kali Puja of Bengal and Amavasya Lakshmi Pooja.
  4. Fourth day of Diwali : Govardhan Pooja (Monday) - 28 October 2019 - Other Names/Festivals :- Govardhan Puja, Amavasya Diwali Snan, Diwali Devpuja, Govardhan Puja, Annakoot, Bali Bali Pratipada, Pratipada Govardhan Puja, Gita Sports year
  5. Fifth day of Diwali Brotherhood : (Tuesday) 29 October 2019 - Other Names :- Bhaiya Dooj, Dwitiya Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej and Tama Dwitiya.

     After these five major festivals, the festival of benefic Panchami will be celebrated on the auspicious day of Friday 01 November, another name – Saubhagya Panchami or Labh Pancham. Which is mainly celebrated by the traders of the state of Gujarat for the purpose of increasing business and achieving Lakshmi.
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