One of the most famous celebrations in Hindu culture – Diwali, is commended with much display throughout various communities in the Indian diaspora. Also known as the “festival of lights,” it is commonly a five-day festivity wherein families get together, friends enjoy together, everyone lights up their homes with diyas, candles, and munch on traditional sweets. Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya or ‘no moon’ day and then begins the New Year as indicated by the Hindu calendar. It additionally prophecies of new beginnings as we open new checkbooks and diaries and also clean out houses perfectly. Whoever said that after each dull night comes, another bright day was correct without any doubt.
As with other Indian festivals, Diwali means different things to people of diverse religions across the nation and is celebrated in a unique manner. Choose to take an expedition to the enchanting regions of North India or egregious regions of the South, as they invite this holy festival. North India observes Diwali as Lord Rama’s homecoming to Ayodhya in the wake of overcoming the Rakshasa King of Lanka, Ravana. One can see the profusion and glory of this holy festival at Shimla, Haridwar, and experience other Northern delights too.
On the other hand, Western India marks this festival for over a fortnight and honors Goddess Lakshmi, a harbinger of wealth. Mumbai and Gujrat welcome the tourists with open arms and show them their tradition in this festive season.
Bengal and East India go an alternate way, as Diwali is related to Goddess Kali, and diyas are lit to celebrate the spirits of departed ones.
Normally, Southern India celebrates the festival of lights for three days with exuberance, a mellifluous tone, and eclectic garbs.
Not only in India, but Deepavali is likewise celebrated by Indians everywhere in the world with extraordinary energy. Indeed, consistently the White House, too, sees the virtue of this occasion named the “Indians Christmas” with great admiration and respect.
Australia and New Zealand grasp this radiant festival with a carnival spirit, including fairs, over the top exhibitions, and social shows. Diwali, a diminution of its Sanskrit name of Deepavali, is also famously celebrated in different corners of the world like Malaysia, Fiji, Singapore, and Europe.
Nonetheless, Diwali isn’t just about burning candles, firecrackers, and gambling yet, in addition rediscovering your internal harmony and suppressing the negativity in you. Traditionally houses were decorated with Diwali Diya, but these days lights and candles are used so, hang lights this Diwali, remembering that they imply God’s effortlessness and clean your home thoroughly. Make this occasion genuinely groundbreaking and enjoy the contrasting tastes and societies of India. May this celebration of lights bring you harmony, thriving, success, wellbeing, and extraordinary joy! Have a Happy and Cheerful Diwali!