In India, every festival is a big-fat celebration. Among all the major celebrations claiming to fame, it’s Diwali, which indeed deserves a special mention. The word ushers in a lot of happiness and evokes plenty of good memories in our hearts.
Neat and clean premises, delectable aroma of sweets, a frantic rush at local shops, illuminating diyas, and ear-cracking noises of colorful crackers – Diwali is an emotion for the Indians.
Just like any other pious festival of India, Diwali holds some deep religious significance, too. The word “Diwali” is organically a Sanskrit word. The literal meaning of this word is “rows of lighted lamps.” Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
Diwali is not just a festival but also a deep introspection. Each element of this celebration has something significant to add to our lives. In this blog, we have decided to significance of Diwali to all of you.
Let’s dive in –
It’s a tradition to light up every corner of our house with colorful clay diyas. Diyas signify purity and goodness. It’s believed that by decking up your house with diyas, you rid your space of evil and darkness.
Diwali generally falls on the day of New Moon, when there is only darkness all around us. Lamps, lanterns, candles, diyas, etc. are used to evade this darkness. It’s a way of casting everything evil or ominous from your house premises and your life.
Diwali celebration is incomplete without crackers! Fireworks symbolize prosperity. Also, in certain countries, crackers are burnt to defeat and evade evil forces.
Distribution of sweets is more than just a formality. It’s a tradition that signifies offering luck, prosperity, and everything well to the people you love and genuinely care for.
5 Days of Diwali and Their Significance
Now, let’s find the significance of all the five days of Diwali celebration –
The First day of Diwali, which is dedicated to mainly buying gold/silver coins and cleaning up a household. This day is devoted to honor maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and fortune.
People deck up their households with clay lamps, diyas, and the likes. Drawing colorful rangoli is also a tradition at most of the Indian households. This day is devoted to mark the beginning of Diwali.
Everyone celebrates this day by bursting crackers and decking up their house with colorful diyas. This day is celebrated to seek blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
As per the ancient Hindu tradition, the day of Goverdhan Puja marks the very first day of Hindu New Year. On this auspicious day, people pay a visit to their friends and family, and present them gifts and sweets.
Bhai Dooj marks the ending of Diwali celebration. This auspicious day is devoted to siblings and celebrate their bond.
We hope, and wish you joy in abundance for Diwali2022!
Here’s wishing you a very happy festivity from Haarway family.