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What Is Diwali Story And Why Diwali Is Celebrated

What Is Diwali Story And Why Diwali Is Celebrated?



What is Diwali?


What Diwali is? Diwali or Deepawali or Dipawali is a festival of lights which is celebrated for five-days and which is celebrated by various religions like Sikhs, Jains, and Hindus all over the world. Diwali festival is celebrated with full joy and celebrations. Deepawali is one of the most important Hindu festivals.

Deepawali is celebrated as an indication of new beginnings and win of light over darkness, good over evil. This festival is loved by all ages from child to old people. It is the indication of a new way for a new year and new things in life.



What Is Diwali Story And Why Diwali Is Celebrated
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What Diwali means?

Diwali means a row of lights. This festival is a festival filled with joy and happiness. All over world people will celebrate this festival with joy and happiness. Deepawali also means a win of light over darkness, good over evil. 

Symbols and rituals stand as a meaning for this festival. Deepawali is celebrated all over the world for various reasons.



When is Diwali?

Every year people will search like below ways on the internet for Diwali nibandh because Diwali festival has no fixed date or day. Every year it will change.

When Diwali is celebrated?  Diwali 2019 kab hai?  Diwali kab hai?  Diwali on which date?  Diwali which date? Diwali kitne tarikh ko hai ?

Usually, this festival comes in the months like October or November mostly. The date will vary every year and months will be almost every time October or November. According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali this year 2019 will be celebrated on 15th day of Kartika month, Sunday, October 27. 

All South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka people will celebrate Deepawali but Kerala people will not celebrate Deepawali because of their beloved god King Bali's death was associated with Diwali day. Deepawali will be celebrated for continuous 5 days. The government gives 1 or 2 days for Diwali holidays.



How Diwali is celebrated?

Deepawali is celebrated for 5 days. They are:


Day 1:

People will clean their homes and will buy gold items or steel items for the kitchen which they believe will bring good fortunes to home and also buy new clothes.

Day 2:

People will buy items for Diwali decoration and will decorate their homes very well with full colors and Diwali lamp images and women will create design patterns called rangoli in front of home and on the floors inside the home with colored sand or powders.

Day 3:

This is the main day of the festival. On this day all family member gather together to celebrate Diwali puja for Lakshmi the Goddess, followed by feasts and crackers or fireworks burning.

Day 4:

This is the first day of the new year. On this day friends and families wish best wishes and will give gifts to family and relatives.

Day 5:

Married Sisters welcome their brothers to home for blessings. Brothers will visit sisters home with lots of love and they will have prosperous meals.



Why Diwali Is Celebrated and What is Diwali history?

Deepawali is celebrated for so many reasons. One cannot say what is the exact reason for Diwali celebration but there are 10 main stories which stand as a main reason for the Diwali celebration.

Let's see what are those stories.

Story 1: 

According to the great epic Ramayana, People will celebrate this festival as a symbol of Lord Vishnu's seventh avatar, King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Lanka demon King Ravana while he was in exile. People of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with the rows of lighted lay clamps. 

So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of Lord Rama's victory over Ravana and the return of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana return to Ayodhya.

Story 2: 

According to the might epic Mahabharata, when Pandavas were defeated by Kauravas in dice game they were sent to exile, that day was Karthik Amavasya.

After the successful completion of exile period, all Pandavas(Dharma raja, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva) along with Draupadi returned to the kingdom. People celebrated by their return by enlighting beautiful lights.

So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of Pandavas return to the Hastinapura after the completion of exile period.

Story 3:

Lord Krishna along with Satyabhama killed the Pragjothispura King Narakasura, who was a demon king invaded three worlds and torturing all human beings and creatures. To rescue them Lord Krishna killed Narakasura. Lord Krishna along with Sathyabhama also rescued 16000 women from the demon King Narakasura captivity. 

So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the death of demon Narakasura. According to this story, the first day is celebrated as a Deepawali day as a victory symbol and the second day is celebrated as a Naraka Chaturdasi day.

Story 4:

According to Vishnu Purana, Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avatar or dwarf avatar which is first of all Lord Vishnu avatar's to rescue Goddess Lakshmi from King Bali Chakravarthy. 

So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol for the victory of Lord Vishnu over Mahabali to rescue Goddess Lakshmi Devi.

Story 5:

Goddess Lakshmi is also known as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Lord Vishnu and one of the main deities which Hindu people mostly pray in their home because people believe if she enters into any home them wealth will come to that home very well. According to Puranas, she was incarnated on the day of Amavasya during the churning of Ocean. 

So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the born day of Goddess Lakshmi Devi and she is associated with Deepawali.

Story 6:

One of the greatest Hindu Kings, Vikramaditya was crowned on Diwali day. Due to this event, that day became so special. Vikramaditya is a great emperor in history who was famous for his courage, generousness, and patronage of scholars. Due to the coronation of Vikramaditya, Diwali day became historical.

Story 7:

Third Sikh Guru Amar Das named Deepawali as a red-letter day. On this day all Sikhs should gather to take Guru blessings. In 1577, the foundation stone of Golden Temple at Amristar was established on Diwali day. So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for all Sikhs.

Story 8:

Maharshi Dayanand, 19th-century scholar, who was also known as one of greatest Hindu reformers attained his nirvana on the new full moon day Kartika which was nothing but a Diwali day.

Maharshi Dayanand was the founder of Arya Samaj. Due to his teachings, people lived with nobility and generosity. So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for Arya Samaj.

Story 9:

Mahaveer Thirtankar, who was the founder of modern Jainism also attained his nirvana on the new full moon day Kartika which was nothing but a Diwali day.

Mahaveer Thirtankar left his family and abandon royal life and became ascetic and started teaching the philosophy of the Jainism. So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for all Jains.

Story 10:

Pope John Paul II performed a special Christian ceremony in an Indian church where tables in the church(altar) was decorated with Diwali lamps. 

Pope John Paul delivered a speech with reference to the festival of lights, Diwali. So Diwali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for Pope's Deepawali Speech.


The all above stories show the origin of Diwali and Deepawali history due to the reference of Deepawali in all ten stories.



Why do people worship Lakshmi and Ganesh on Diwali?

"Why people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on Deepawali but not Lord Rama even though Diwali is celebrated for the return of Ram to Ayodhya". For this question, there is one story.

Story:

According to the book named Kartika-Mahatmya, once upon a time, there lived a poor Brahmin. He has no wealth to live well. So he asked one priest to help him. Then the priest advised him to worship Goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi Devi to get wealth. 

Even though when Lord Vishnu sleeps, Goddess Lakshmi can show mercy on people, so instead of worshipping Lord Rama, people worship Goddess Lakshmi for wealth, money and prosperity because she is Goddess of wealth.


"Why people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh together on Diwali"For this question, there is one reason.

Reason:

We all know that every Hindu God and Goddesses has unique powers and specialties. In that way, Goddess Lakshmi is known as Goddess of wealth, money and richness and Lord Ganesh is known as God of wisdom, intelligence. That's why Lord Ganesh is considered as main and first deity for any ceremony or puja or function.

There is no value for money if does not has proper wisdom and intelligence. Money or wealth without wisdom or intelligence is waste. So worshipping both Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh together on Deepawali will give money with wisdom, wealth with intelligence. These things will add greatness to people life.




Why Diwali is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra?

Have you ever wondered by thinking why exactly Diwali will be celebrated after 20 days every year?

According to mythology, there is one reason available that will explain why Deepawali is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra?

Reason:

Deepawali falls on the last day of Ashwini month every year which is also called as darkest new moon day. So the transition period from Dussehra to Diwali takes 20 days due to the moon waning phase to enter darkest new moon day.



Why is Diwali date differ in South and North India?

Generally, Festival of lights, Deepawali date differ in South India and North India because of some reasons.

Deepawali in South India:

In south India, people will celebrate Deepawali as a symbol of Lord Krishna along with Sathyabhama killing the demon Narakasura. Just one day before Deepawali, on Amavyas, Naraka Chaturdasi is in south India, which is the actual start of the festival.

On that day, people wear new clothes and eat prosperous feasts and exchange Diwali sweets and burn crackers. But in Tamil Nadu people burn crackers for two days. So due to Naraka Chaturdasi, Deepawali in South India starts early.

Diwali in North India:

In north India, people will celebrate Diwali as a symbol of Lord Rama victory over Ravana and his return to Ayodhya. When Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Lakshamana was returning to Ayodhya, it is beloved that the entire city was decorated with lamps and colorful lights and they also burn crackers to welcome Lord Rama.

On the day exactly Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, Diwali was celebrated so Diwali in North India comes one date late.



Why do Sikhs celebrate Diwali?

There is one special reason for Sikhs to celebrate Deepawali. In 1577, the foundation stone of Golden Temple at Amristar was established on Deepawali day. Third Sikh Guru Amar Das named Deepawali as a red-letter day. 

On this day all Sikhs should gather to take Guru blessings. So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for all Sikhs.



Why is Diwali not celebrated on a large scale in Kerala?

Kerala is the only state in India that do not celebrate Deepawali. There are two reasons why Diwali is not celebrated on a large scale in Kerala.

Reason 1:

Kerala people will not celebrate Deepawali because of their beloved God-King Bali's death was associated with Diwali day. Deepawali will be celebrated for continuous 5 days. The government gives 1 or 2 days for Diwali holidays.

Reason 2:

Onam is the biggest festival in Kerala and at that heritage of Kerala culture will come into full bloom. Kerala people will celebrate Onam, Shiva Rathri as the main festival but not Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, and Dussehra due to more cultural exchanges in Kerala when compared to other states.



Why do Jains celebrate Diwali?

This is the reason why Jains celebrate Diwali. Mahaveer Thirtankar, who was the founder of modern Jainism also attained his nirvana on the new full moon day Kartika which was nothing but a Diwali day. 

Mahaveer Thirtankar left his family and abandon royal life and became ascetic and started teaching the philosophy of the Jainism. So Deepawali is celebrated as the symbol of the special day for all Jains.





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