All About the Festival of Lights "Diwali"
Diwali, or the day of Lights, is one of India's most important festivals, celebrated by millions of Indians. Diwali is a Hindu festival, however, it is also observed by Jains and Sikhs. This important Indian festival has various historical and mythical causes.
It is a magnificent occasion that is not limited to one day but is stretched to a five-day celebration. ‘Khushi ka mahol’ is there for the entire five days. People decorate their homes with various ‘rang-birangi’ lights and ‘torans’. Diwali, like every other Hindu holiday, is related to mythological legends and gods & goddesses. The information about Diwali festivities is provided below.
Story Behind Diwali
The exact historical beginnings of Diwali are difficult to identify. Some of the festival's most often told legends, derived from the profound mythology of Indian origin, may provide light on the festival's rich internal variety.
The Return of Ram
According to the Ramayana, the most famous narrative related to Diwali is Rama's homecoming to Ayodhya. According to tradition, Rama, along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita, was banished from the kingdom of Ayodhya for 14 years. The three lived peacefully together in the jungle beside a riverbank until the demon king Ravana snatched Sita one day.
Rama wandered the land for Sita for some time before ultimately finding her, slaying Ravana and bringing her back to his side. Rama and his comrades then returned to Ayodhya to recover the rightful throne and were received joyfully by everybody.
Defeat of Narkasur
One well-known legend associated with Diwali is that of the demon king Narakasur, ruler of Pragjyotishpur, a region in southern Nepal. Narakasur stole the lovely earrings of Mother Goddess Aditi, who was not only the ruler of Suraloka but also a relative of Lord Krishna's bride, Satyabhama, after defeating Lord Indra during a fight.
In his harem, Narakasur also imprisoned sixteen thousand girls of Gods and saints. Satyabhama fought Narakasur, freed all the ladies from his harem, and restored Mother Goddess Aditi's earrings with the help of Lord Krishna.
The incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi
Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, was born on the auspicious new moon day of 'Amavasya' in the Hindi month of Kartik. She emerged during the churning of the ocean, known as 'Samudra Manthan,' by the demons on one side and the 'Devatas' (Gods) on the other. As a result, the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, known as Lakshmi Pujan, during Diwali became a tradition.
Celebrations on Diwali
Diwali is known as the "Festival of Lights." Deepavali, or rows of lamps, are illuminated inside and outside homes and structures. Think about how brilliant that must be! The lights symbolize the victory of light over darkness and the strength of good over evil.
It is also a time to honor the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. The goddess Lakshmi is one of the most significant. It is said that if your home is clean, she will enter. As a result, you should probably keep your room neat.
There are customary Diwali activities on each day. The festival's major day is on the third day. At night, there are fireworks. Family and friends gather for a large feast of samosas and pakoras.
During the event, you may witness your mother or sister making ‘rangoli’. They are frequently found on the ground or the floor and should not be touched or else you can get a slap on your head. They are considered to bring good luck and are created using colored rice or powder.
Next up in the Diwali Celebration - Presents!
We all know Diwali celebrations are incomplete without a special present for your family or friends. And it puts ‘chaar-chaand’ in the shopping when they are indigenous, handcrafted, and unique. Indigifts provide you with all these options. We have mentioned a few categories of products below or you can browse through the collections above or just simply search.
A Designer Wall Hanging Kit
A fun wall hanging with a DIY light is going to be a great gift for your family and friends. The wall hanging is an aesthetic item for the front door and the lights with the paper design. Check it out on the website and see for yourself how beautiful the things in the hamper are.
A Diwali Decor Hamper (With Cookies)
A gift hamper for the ultimate Diwali celebration, this is sure to make you go crazy. All the things in the hamper will make your home come to life.
A Diwali Cushion Set
What’s better than gifting a pure sign of comfort? A cushion set is going to be an awesome gift for your whole family or friends. Specially built for the magnificent occasion of the Diwali celebration this kit will make sure you get all the convenience you need.
There are more and more categories of unique presents for Diwali on Indigifts. The collection of gifts is handcrafted and customized according to the current trends of the festival. You should check the various cool collections of gifts available from the above-mentioned categories.