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Interesting Facts About Diwali!

DIWALI

November 3, 2013



Name comes from Sanskrit word 'Deepavali" which means

"ROW OF LIGHTS"



REASONSTOCELEBRATE



Lord Rama came back to Ayodhaya with Mata Sita & younger brother Laxman



After 14 years of exile



People lit the way with DIYAS



Five day Festival



Dhanteras

Indian business communities begin their financial year



Naraka Chaturdasi

Also called Choti Diwali



Amavasya

People worships Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi & Sarasvati



Kartika Shudda Padyami



Bhai Dooj

Also called Yama Dvitiya



DIWALI

Between September & October

Ashvin month

Comes in the Krishna Paksha means "dark fortnight"



Ends

Between October & November

Early Kartika

Comes in Shukla Paksha means "Bright fortnight".



Significance of the Festival

Lord Rama returned to Ayodhaya after 14 years of Vanvas.

In Dwapara Yuga Lord Krishna's wife Satyabhama killed asura Narakasura.

Pandavas returned to Hastinapur on this day after 12 years of exile.

Lord Mahavira attained Moksha or Nirvana on this day.

On this day Sixth Guru of Sikhs, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji freed from imprisonment of Emperor Jahangir.



Countries which celebrate Diwali

1. India

2. Nepal

3. Myanmar

4. Sri Lanka

5. Mauritius

6. Singapore

7. Malaysia

8. Fizi

9. Trinidad & Tobago

10.Surinam

11.Guyana



Diwali is a National Holiday in India

CELEBRATION

Before Diwali people clean their house

Buy new clothes

Buy decorative items, sweets etc

Decoration of homes with lights & candles

Relatives & friends distribute gifts & sweets among each other

Worship Goddess Lakshmi



RITUALS

People believe that 'Lakshmi-Pachayatan' enters the universe on Diwali.



Goddess Lakshmi

Wealth Prosperity



Lord Vishnu

Satisfaction Happiness



Lord Kubera

Wealth



Lord Indra

Opulence



Lord Gajendra

Carries the wealth



Goddess Saraswati

Knowledge



New financial year starts with Diwali.

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'Diwali' is the festival of lights and several events are associated with Diwali. Lord Rama came back to Ayodhaya after fourteen years of vanvas. In Dwapara Yuga Lord Krishna's wife Satyabhama kil...
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