Diwali festival of lights
There are many ancient Hindu texts which mention the Diwali festival as fall in the month of Kartik. Diwali is the festival of light. Light is the symbol of the end of darkness and ignorance. There are houses, shops, etc., decorating with a series of oil lamp called divas. Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word “Dipavali.”The meaning of this word is a row of lights.The house’s main door and other doors keep open, hoping that Laxmiji(the goddess of wealth) will come and give blessing to the house’s residents.
The period of Diwali is one of the main shopping periods in a year. People buy new vehicles, garments, gold, sweets, jewelry, etc., from the market. Many companies and brands try to sell their products and services at attractive prices and with heavy discounts. Some sellers give surprise gifts to their customers on any purchase of goods or services at the time of the Diwali festival.
People are decorating their houses on Diwali. First, clean house and then paint their place according to requirement. People also buy new and fancy toran and hanging it at the doorstep of their home. There are different varieties of sweet and among them many sweet like laddu, etc. It comes with much more proportion of pure ghee .while some types of sweet like as Halwa are mainly made from fruits and vegetables.
The Rangoli can make in different shapes but among them mainly circle forms of rangoli most famous. With the passing of time, many new ideas inventing for making Rangoli. There are different types of rangoli among them some rangoli which can make with the help of only chalk stick and not any color fill in that rangoli while other types of rangoli which can make with using different color and that color fill in the rangoli which can make rangoli so much attractive and colorful. Many beliefs also relate to making rangoli.
The word Dhanteras is simple that Dhan means wealth, and teras means thirteen days in the month of Kartik. People draw rangoli at the doorstep of their house. It is also believed that Dhanteres is one of the best days of the year for buying new Jewellery. Ornaments, Gold, silver, a new vehicle, etc., things. In the evening time, most of the Hindu families offer prayers to Laxmiji, who is the goddess of wealth.The day of the Dhan teras also celebrates as Dhanvantari Jayanti. Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurved medicine and treatment and many ancient Hindu texts, also mentions birth and other about the lord dhanvantari. Many temples in India dedicates to Lord Dhanvantari.On the day of Dhan teras, people offer prayer with great devotion to Lord dhanvantari.The people in the Ayurvedic medicine and treatment profession offer prayer to lord dhanvantari on this day and celebrate this day as National ayurvedic day.
Ram, Laxman, Sita, and Hanuman reached Ayodhya after fourteen years. Another tradition is that Lord Krishna killed one most powerful demon named Narkarsura. So Diwali celebrates the winning of god over evil power.
The next day of Diwali is celebrated as New year in many parts of India, and on this day, Hindu families go to the temple early in the morning and then wishes to their relatives for a new year. The people draw colorful rangoli and hang toran at their house’s doorstep for the welcoming new year.
This festival, similar to Raksha Bandhan but on Bhai dhuj sister, also gives her sister gifts. On this day, sister invites her brother with traditional Indian style and prayer to god for her brother’s happy life and on the hand elder brother give some gift to their sister.
Diwali’s central tradition is that people give gifts to their relatives, friends, employees, etc. The type of gift depends upon which kind of person. Diwali celebrations become joyful by providing gifts, adding personalized touch, and expressing emotions to your friends and relatives. Make this light of the festival more memorable by giving unique gifts.