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FUN FOR ME! mocomi Diwai faCts Festival of Lights Diwali or Deepavali is considered as the 'festival of light' it signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Goddess Lakshmi Hindu New Year Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity is generally worshipped on this auspisious day. Diwali marks the Hindu New Year. It is the largest and most famous festival celebrated in India. Diwali The Word Diwali got famous with the diminshing use of the Sanskrit word Deepavali in North India. Deepavali Diwali is referred to as 'Deepavali' while Narakasura Vadha is the main celebration day in South India. Return of Lord Rama Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama after a 14 Narakasura Vadha year exile according to North Indian traditions by the Hindus. The death of the evil Narakasura at the hands of Lord Krishna is the main reason behind celebrating Diwali by the Hindus in South India. Hari Diwali In Malaysia, Diwali is a national public holiday and is celebrated as 'Hari Diwali' in the month of Aswayuja. Tihar 'Tihar' or 'Swanti' are the names referrered to Diwali in Nepal and on the fourth day, the Hindu God of death, Yama is worshipped for a longer life of the people. Kali Puja Goddess Kali is worshipped on Diwali in West Bengal and the puja is known as 'Kali Puja'. Sukhssuptika According to Nilmat Puran, Diwali celebrations is referred to as "Sukhssuptika' which literally means 'to sleep with happiness'. Kashmiri Pandits follow this age old ritual even today. Harvest Season On Diwali farmers thank the deities for the harvest they had and pray for a prosperous harvesting season in the upcoming year as it marks the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter. 业 业 W Celebrations in Odisha There is unique traditional practice in Orissa where the people call upon the spirits of their dead ancestors. They burn jute stems to shed light on the dark path of the spirits on their way to heaven. Gambling Gambling during Diwali is admitted as there is a belief that it brings good luck and prosperity in the year ahead. Golden Temple The festival of Diwali is celebrated by the Sikhs significantly like Hindus since 1577 as the foundation stone of the Golden Temple was laid on the day of Diwali. Accounting Books Diwali marks the beginning of the new financial year; hence, traders and businessman start it by opening the new Book of Accounts and offering prayers to Lord Ganesha. Lord Mahavira The Jain community in India celebrates the next day of Diwali as New Year's Day. On Diwali it is said that Lord Mahavira attained his Moksha or Nirvana. Shubh Deepavali The customary greeting associated with Diwali is “Shubh Deepavali" which means “Have an auspicious Diwali". FUN FOR ME! MOCOMI Visit for more cool stuff! .com Copyright © 2013 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Diwali Deepavali is considered as the ‘festival of light’ it signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. Do you know the Story of Diwali?


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