Deepawali is the most prominent festival of Hindus celebrated not only in India but all over the world. On this day, people light a lamp to remove the darkness of ignorance. Ganesh and Lakshmi are also worshiped on the same day as the Deepawali festival.
In India, Deepawali is celebrated with great pomp and it falls after Dussehra. Weeks before Deepawali, people start cleaning their homes and shops. Everyone is waiting for Deepawali and everybody celebrates Deepawali by wearing new clothes and worshiping Lakshmi Ganesh on this day.
In this post, we will let you know everything about Deepawali. Why and how to celebrate Deepawali? We will be providing you some of the best happy Diwali quotes and happy Diwali messages to wish your friends and family.
Why do we celebrate Diwali: History behind the celebration of Diwali:
In the joy of Rama Lord’s return home:
On this day Lord Rama returned to his birthplace Ayodhya after successfully completing his 14 years of exile with his wife Sita and brother Laxman. And in the joy of their arrival, the residents of Ayodhya celebrated Diwali in their state. And from that day, this festival is celebrated every year in our country.
Lakshmi Maa’s birthday:
On this day Maa Lakshmi was born and she was also married to Lord Vishnu on this day. From then, everyone celebrates the marriage of these two by illuminating their homes.
Goddess Lakshmi was released :
The fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu rescued mother Lakshmi from the prison of King ‘Bali’ on the day of “Kartik Amavasya” i.e New moon, and due to this, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this day.
A special day for the people of Jainism:
The revered and founder of modern Jainism, he attained ‘nirvana’ on the day of Diwali and made this day important for his religion.
Special Day for Sikhs:
This day was organized by Guru Amar Das of Sikhism as Red Letter Day, after which all Sikhs receive the blessings of their Guru on this day. The foundation stone of the Golden Temple of Amritsar was also laid on the day of Deepawali in 1577.
The exile of the Pandavas was completed:
According to the Mahabharata, the exile of the Pandavas was completed on the day of ‘Kartik Amavasya’ and in the joy of completion of their hard years of exile, people who loved them lit lamps in their homes.
Vikramaditya was ruled:
Vikramaditya, the antique king of our country, who ruled the world’s largest empire, was also ruled on this day.
‘Devaki Nandan’ Shri Krishna also killed the Narakasura demon one day before Diwali. After which this festival was celebrated with pomp.
Festival of crops:
This festival comes only at the time of Kharif harvest and for the farmers, this festival is a sign of prosperity and farmers celebrate this festival with enthusiasm.
Hindu businessman’s New Year’s Day :
The Hindu businessman’s new year begins with Diwali and businessmen start new books of their accounts on this day, and pay off all their debts before starting the new year.
Significance of Diwali: Why it is called the festival of lights?
Due to the inclinations of Mata Kaikai, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, and brother Lakshman had to go for exile for fourteen years. During that time, Lanka’s King Ravana kidnapped Goddess Sita. He tied up her in his Ashoka Vatika. Lord Rama fought with Ravana and Goddess Sita got back the respect and returned to Ayodhya. In this way, he reached his city Ayodhya fourteen years after facing many difficulties in exile life. That day was the dark night of ‘Amavasya’. To eradicate that darkness, all the people lighted the lamp and welcomed their king Ram, queen Sita, and Lakshman.
Thus, it is called the festival of light.
There are many difficulties and miseries in human life from which he has to move out on the duty path. This festival of Deepawali gives the message that life is surrounded by happiness and sorrow, but both of these are not life-long, but they keep coming and going, so man should accept it with integrity and keep moving forward.
How do people celebrate Diwali?
As we saw above, Deepawali is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp across the world. Children, old and young, everyone waits for Diwali for months in advance. Before the start of Diwali, a glimpse of enthusiasm can be seen on the faces of people.
Preparations for Diwali start weeks before Diwali, people clean their homes and shops and paint them. It is believed that Lakshmi Ji loves cleanliness and according to Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and that is why people pay more attention to cleanliness at this festival.
The festival of ‘Dhanteras’ is celebrated two days before Diwali in which utensils are worshiped and people bring new utensils to their house. Small Diwali is celebrated one day before Diwali and people celebrate “Mini Diwali” on this day.
On Diwali, everyone’s house is clean and the colorful electric welt is seen hanging from the roofs. On the evening of Diwali, an idol of Lakshmi and Ganesha is worshiped by setting the idol and after that, the ‘Prasad’ is distributed among the people. On this evening, people light lamps on their courtyards and terraces and the whole house shines with a lamp and candlelight.
People wear new clothes on the day of Diwali and the trend of bursting crackers at night is famous all over the world. All people go to their roofs and burst firecrackers. On this day, many types of dishes are made in everyone’s homes and at night people enjoy eating tasty dishes and sweets.
Happy Diwali 2020- When is Diwali in 2020?
This year, Diwali is falling on 14 November. Since we know that Diwali is celebrated two days after Dhanteras and Dhanteras are on 12 November. The experience of Diwali this time is going to be completely different as we all are going through a Pandemic.
Happy Diwali wishes and quotes:
If you also want to wish your friends, family, and loved ones a charming happy Diwali then we have got some best happy Diwali greetings and happy Diwali quotes to wish.
Here are the some best happy Diwali messages to send your friends and family;
May this festival of light clear all the darkness of ignorance from your life and give you a joyful and delightful life.
We wish you a very happy Diwali from bottom of our heart. Happy Diwali.
May this Diwali brings a lot of happiness and prosperity in your life. May Lord Rama gives you the strength to tackle all the hurdles. Happy Diwali to you and your whole family.
May the crackers burst all the bubbles of problem, hurdle, and challenge from your life. Happy Diwali to everyone.
Wishing you and your family a very colorful and lighting Diwali. May your all dream exist in reality for sure and you get everything that have you desired.
Happy Diwali once again to everyone out there in your family.
May goddess Lakshmi shower prosperity and happiness in your life. Happy Diwali and stay blessed.