In this article, we will be discussing the Diwali traditions and the best ways to celebrate the festival of lights. The Diwali festival is a significant event in the Indian calendar and is one of the most popular festivals in the country. It is a five-day celebration, which begins on Dhanteras, a day before Diwali, and ends on Bhaidooj. The first day of Diwali is celebrated as dhanteras.
What Is Diwali?
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the festival of lights, where lights are lit in the homes and the streets. It is the most important festival in Hinduism. The word Diwali means the “Festival of Lights” in the Hindi language, which is the most popular language in India. According to the Hindu scriptures, Lord Rama is believed to have returned to Ayodhya on the evening of the last day of the festival, ushering in a time of peace and prosperity.
Why You Should Celebrate Diwali?
Diwali marks the festival of lights and is celebrated throughout India, where hundreds of millions of people congregate to honor the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
The festival of lights has been celebrated annually since the fifth century CE. The celebration of light actually started on the 15th day of the bright half of the month of Bhadrapada, but was brought to greater prominence by a Sanskrit play by Manikunda, titled Dipika, during the sixth century CE.
How to Celebrate Diwali?
Many Indians mark the festival by lighting diyas (oil lamps), celebrating with friends and family, giving sweets, and greeting each other with “Bismillah” (in the name of God). The Diwali festival is celebrated in most parts of India, but the largest festivities are held in the state of UP (Uttar Pradesh). It is also celebrated in some parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius and also in countries with large South Asian diaspora such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is said that more than 3.5 billion lights are lit during Diwali, and over 80 percent of these lights are used for lighting diyas
Dias has always been an important part of Indian culture. On this day, people use a lot of diyas to decorate their homes as well as outside the home. On the last day of the festival, people clean their homes and invite their family and friends to their homes. You can celebrate Diwali in different ways such as by lighting diyas, making sweets, and making special dishes.
Interesting Facts about Diwali
Diwali is India’s most significant festival of lights. It commemorates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil, a common theme in Indian mythology. Today, Diwali is celebrated all over the world by devotees of different religions and has become the most widely celebrated festival on Earth, which is not only well known as a holiday in India but as well as around the world.1. Diwali is one of the major holidays in the country, which is celebrated all over the year.2. Diwali is considered the biggest festival in India, considered to be the holiest, and the biggest Hindu festival celebrated all over the world.3. The first Diwali after the Independence of India is considered the biggest one in the country.