India's Festival Diwali

India's Festival Diwali

In day-to-day present a time, when people are so busy, they are not together, but on Diwali, everybody is together. It is a very grand affair. Diwali is the festival of light, the festival of sweets, gifts, and happiness.

Diwali is the five-day festival celebrated in Autumn each year, by four different religions. It is also known as the festival of lights. It represents the triumph of good over evil. Though usually linked to Hindu faith some Sikh, Jains, and Buddhist also celebrate.

Hindu celebrates Diwali with the fireworks and exchanging of gifts and sweets. Its traditional for homes to be cleaned thoroughly before Diwali. And for people to buy new clothes. Many decorate and public area with the small lamps called Diyas. For may is to honor Lakshmi the goddess of prosperity and wealth. Goddess Lakshmi one of the most major Gods in Hinduism was born on this day by the churning on the cosmic ocean on milk. The Goddess Lakshmi was born at daytime one night time, she chose Lord Vishnu. As her husband. So, all Devas lights lamp to celebrate the event.

According to legend firework was used to celebrate the return of Lord Rama an incarnation of God Vishnu. Lord Rama the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu returns to Ayodhya on the day after killing the most powerful demon ever lived on the earth called Ravana. The citizens of Ayodhya decorated the city like never before with lamps.

Lord Krishna killed his own son demon called Narakasura. During dying, the demon got a boon from his father this is my death day everyone should be happy on this day. The boon was given by the lord so this is also a reason why we celebrate Diwali.

The Pandavas returned back to the kingdom after there exile on this day. This is also an important event to celebrate Diwali festival.

For Sikhs, the festival coincides with Bandichhor Divas or the Day Of Liberation. This celebrated the release of Sikhs religious leader Guru Hargobind from prison in the 1600s.

 

Jainism is an ancient Indian religion Jains believe in reincarnation rather than a god. Diwali marks the anniversary of religious  Lord Mahavira achieving "Moksha"- Freedom from the cycle of recantation.


Buddhist celebrate Diwali as Ashok Vijaydashmi This is the day Indian emperor Ashoka the Great converted to Buddhism. He support of the religion allowed it to spread across India.

Diwali Four Religions One Celebration.

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