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Diwali - Festival of Light



Diwali or Deepavali,[note 1] popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwinand ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in India,[1] NepalSri Lanka,MyanmarMauritiusGuyanaTrinidad & TobagoSurinameMalaysiaSingapore and Fiji.

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BCE.[2][3] Arya Samajists, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. They also celebrate this day as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.

The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: ??????? Dipavali), which translates into "row of lamps".[4] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.[5] These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.[6] Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.[7][8][9] During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and sharesweets and snacks with family members and friends.

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka ChaturdasiAmavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.


                                  Deepavali


It begins in late Ashvin (between September and October) and ends in earlyKartika (between October and November). The days in Ashvin are in theKrishna Paksha ("dark fortnight") of that month, while the days in Kartik are in its Shukla Paksha ("bright fortnight"). The first day is Dhan Teras. The last day is Yama Dvitiya, which signifies the second day of the light half of Kartika. Each day of Diwali marks one celebration of the six principal stories associated with the festival.

Hindus have several significant events associated with Diwali:

  • The return of Rama after 14 years of Vanvas (exile). To welcome his return,diyas (ghee lamps) were lit in rows of 20.
  • The killing of Narakasura: Celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, one day before Diwali, it commemorates the killing of the evil demon Narakasura, who wreaked havoc. Krishna's wife Satyabhama killed Narakasura during the Dwapara yuga. In another version of the belief, the demon was killed by Krishna or Krishna provoked his wife Satyabhama to kill Narshna, defeating Indradebated with the villagers about what their 'dharma' truly was. They were farmers, they should do their duty and concentrate on farming and protection of their cattle. He said that all human beings should do their 'karma' to the best of their ability and not pray for natural phenomenon. The villagers were convinced by Krishna, and did not proceed with the special puja (prayer). Indra was then angered, and flooded the village. Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan and held it up to protect the people and cattle from the rain. Indra finally accepted defeat and recognized Krishna as supreme. Although this aspect of Krishna's life is sometimes ignored[citation needed] it sets up the basis of the 'karma' philosophy later detailed in the Bhagavat Gita.
 

                           


Another year will be over, another year will come.
I hope and pray that the lights of Diwali illuminate the new chapter of your life.
Happy Diwali!

May your life be as colorful, magnificent, shimmering and magical as the lights from the lamps of Diwali! Happy Diwali!

May this upcoming Diwali bring you luck, happiness
joy and success in all your endeavors in life.
God bless!

I am wishing that the bright lights of Diwali
guides you through your way out of every streak of trials in this life.

May joyfulness and luck transcends
through the earth as we celebrate
the festival of lights.

I hope that the flaming sparks of the lamps of Diwali
which burns like a shooting star,
guide your way through your dreams.

May every aspect of your life become
as luminous and exciting as
the lights flickering
on the lamps in the festival of lights.

As the festival of lights end,
I am wishing you continuous success
and luck through the next year of your life.



HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU ALL!!! 


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Heheh happy diwali...n thnx for the wiki...lolzzz...whishing to u n ur family a very happy diwali

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thanks for this lovely post dear !!!!!


safe and happy diwali to you too !!!!

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Posted: 12 November 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by samu_khamkar

Heheh happy diwali...n thnx for the wiki...lolzzz...whishing to u n ur family a very happy diwali
LOL  thnk u and wish u and ur family a happy diwali!!!

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thanks for this lovely post dear !!!!!


safe and happy diwali to you too !!!!

ur welcome thnk u and wish u the same!

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happy happy diwali to u too !!

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thanks
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nice post
happy diwali

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Thanks for this post dear
and wish u a very happy Diwali...

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