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Interesting Facts About Diwali!


November 3, 2013

Name comes from Sanskrit word 'Deepavali" which means



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


Indian business communities begin their financial year

Naraka Chaturdasi

Also called Choti Diwali


People worships Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi & Sarasvati

Kartika Shudda Padyami

Bhai Dooj

Also called Yama Dvitiya


Between September & October

Ashvin month

Comes in the Krishna Paksha means "dark fortnight"


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



Diwali is a National Holiday in India


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


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

Goddess Lakshmi

Wealth Prosperity

Lord Vishnu

Satisfaction Happiness

Lord Kubera


Lord Indra


Lord Gajendra

Carries the wealth

Goddess Saraswati


New financial year starts with Diwali.

Interesting Facts About Diwali!

shared by nitindhiman on Oct 18, 2013 in Education

Interesting Facts About Diwali!

shared by nitindhiman on Oct 18, 2013 in Education


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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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