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HAPPY DEEPAVALIworld is changing but we indians will always be proud of who we are
or Diwali is the 'festival of lights' refers to the array of lights or
clay lamps,symbolizing the victory of 'good over evil'.This is one of
the most popular festivals of Hindus.People in different regions in
India celebrate Diwali on various dates as traditional lunar calendar
is interpreted in different ways.In Tamil Nadu Deepavali is celebrated
in the tamil month of Aipasi.Here Deepavali commemorates the victory of
Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasur.
Deepavali celebrations begin with waking up early in the morning,before
sunrise,followed by an oil bath.The bathing tradition involves
massaging of warm til oil containing pepper corns,betel leaves etc.New
clothes are worn as a part of celebrations.A home made medicine
"Deepavali Lehiyam' is consumed,which is supposed to aid in digestive
that may occur due to over eating.
decorate their houses with rangoli, flowers, garlands, scented candles
etc. In the pooja room betel leaves,betel nuts,bananas,flowers,sandal
paste,kumkum etc are kept.Crackers and new clothes are placed in a plate
after smearing a little kumkum or turmeric. Pooja is performed for the
deities.A variety of mouth watering sweets and savories are prepared and
are distributed to the friends and relatives. In the evening array of
small clay lamps are lighted and crackers are bursted symbolizing the
killing of demon narakasura.
the north Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after
his exile .Diwali celebrations begins two days before the actual Diwali
day with Dhanteras.On this day most Indian business communities begin
their financial year.The day after Dhanteras is celebrated as choti
Diwali.Diwali in south India takes place on this day.On Diwali
day,Lakshmi pooja is held.The next day is the Govardhan pooja.The fifth
day is Bhai Dhooj. On this day sisters invite brothers to their home.
Diwali is known as festival of lights, the significant meaning of it is
awareness of the inner light , waking up from the slumber of ignorance.
The celebration as 'the victory of good over evil', refers to the light
of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance .
Diwali is celebrated in different manner in different regions , the
essence is the same--to rejoice in the inner light, attain illumination
of the soul, enjoying the eternal bliss of the soul.
Deepavali to you all.May you all attain full inner illumination!!! May
the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding!!!!!
Edited by hopper_ocean - 30 October 2013 at 9:04am
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