Diwali is the most beautiful time of the year. Every home, every street is filled with lights and people all across the country. Diwali is a Hindu festival and is celebrated with lots of zeal in India. Diwali is called as the Festival of Lights and marks the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Know more about the festival Diwali by clicking over here.
The 1st day is called as Dhanteras. This day marks the birthday of Goddess Laxmi- the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. So during this day, lots of households buy gold and silver jewelry which is considered very auspicious for the festival.
The 2nd day is called as Naraka Chaturdasi. On this day, the demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna. On this day, many households engage in making sweets, decorating their houses with diyas, lights, kandils (lanterns) and rangoli.
The 3rd day is known as Laxmi Pooja or Diwali. On this day, every household performs a ‘Laxmi Pooja’ where prayers and sweets are offered to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha. Every household is lit with diyas, candles, and kandils (lanterns); sweets are distributed amongst neighbors and crackers are burst everywhere in India.
These 3 days are celebrated so merrily all across the country, people come together irrespective of their caste or creed and celebrate this festival with lots of zeal. The newest trend right now during Diwali is ‘Pollution free Diwali’ or ‘PAWsome Diwali’ as crackers cause pollution as well as kills animals. Streets and places are decorated weeks before and after Diwali to spread the symbol of light.
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