Happy Diwali : The brightest festival among all the Hindu festival is Diwali. Diwali is a festival of light. This year Diwali falls on 30 October 2016(Sunday). Happiness and joy are all around the country. Everyone enjoy Diwali with family, friends, and relatives. On Diwali, people meet their families and near & dear one. Every Hindu family celebrates Diwali with love.
Diwali is celebrated as a day on which Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put an end to the demon Ravana of Lanka, who was a great Pundit, highly learned but still evil dominated his mind. After this victory of Good over Evil, Rama returned to Ayodhya. In Ayodhya, the people welcomed them by lighting rows of clay lamps. So, it is an occasion in honor of Rama’s victory over Ravana; of Truth’s victory over Evil.
Krishna and The Mountain: In the village of Gokula, many years ago, the people prayed to the God Indra. They believed that Indra sent the rains, which made their crops, grow. But Krishna came along and persuaded the people to worship the mountain Govardhan, because the mountain and the land around it were fertile. This did not please Indra. He sent thunder and torrential rain down on the village. The people cried to Krishna to help. Krishna saved the villagers by lifting the top of the mountain with his finger. The offering of food to God on this day of Diwali is a reminder to Hindus of the importance of food and it is a time for being thankful to God for the bounty of nature.
Sikh Festival Diwali
In Sikh perspective, Diwali is celebrated as the return of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from the captivity of the city, Gwalior. To commemorate his undying love for Sikhism, the towns people lit the way to, Harmandhir Sahib (referred to as the Golden Temple), in his honor.
Jain Festival Diwali
Among the Jain festivals, Diwali is one of the most important ones. For on this occasion, we celebrate the Nirvana of Lord Mahavira who established the dharma as we follow it. Lord Mahavira was born as Vardhamana on Chaitra Shukla 13th in the Nata clan at Khattiya-kundapura, near Vaishali. He obtained Kevala Gyana on Vishakha Shukla 10 at the Jambhraka village on the banks of Rijukula River at the age of 42.
Diwali is a very auspicious festival. On Diwali Hindu families are following some ritual for worshiping Maa Lakshmi and Kuber.
On Diwali Lord Ram returned after his victory over sins. People are enjoying Diwali by large fireworks. Those celebrating the festival also light traditional earthen diyas (candles) and decorate their houses with colorful rangoli artworks- patterns created on the floor using colored rice or powder. During Diwali, families, and friends share sweets and gifts and there is also a strong belief in giving food and goods to those in need. It is also traditional for homes to be cleaned and new clothes to be worn at the time of the festival.
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