When and How 2019 Diwali Will be Celebrated?
Diwali, also known by the name Deepavali, Divali. The festival is celebrated all over India with huge euphoria and enthusiasm. The festival is one of the most loved ones, especially by children. The festival is celebrated on the 15thday of the Kartik month, according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. Therefore, the date of Diwali festival varies every year. It falls either in October or November month depending on the place of the moon.
- 2019 Diwali is on the 27th of October. In South India, people celebrate Diwali a day before its date. Thus, it will be celebrated on 26th October in the Southern part of India.
- 2020 Diwali is on the 14th of November
- 2021 Diwali is on the 4th of November
How is Diwali Celebrated In India?
Diwali is the festival of light. People of all religion, caste and creed celebrate this festival by performing pooja of Goddess Laxmi, lighting diyas and firing crackers. The spiritual side of Diwali symbolizes the win of good over bad. The victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. Because, people working Goddess Laxmi and God Kuber on the festival, who is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, therefore, people prefer this time to start anything new, buy new things, etc. Looking at the occasion, the market gets flooded with exciting discount offers.
The celebration of Diwali begins very early from the day. Children start bursting crackers 15-20 days before Diwali and women in the family start cleaning their houses, in every nook and crannies. On the day, people decorate their house with lights and flowers and thus, people start cleaning the house, shops, offices days before the festival.
The Festival Start With Dhanteras – Dhanteras is celebrated a day before Diwali i.e. on the 13th day of the Lunar calendar. People perform special pooja of Goddess Laxmi and Kuber on the day. People in South India worship Dhanvantari. In addition to that, people also purchase gold, silver and utensils on the day.
The Second Day, Narak Chaturdasi – The second day of Diwali is also called as choddi Diwali. People in North India, enlight the last year used Diya on the day. This is their traditional way of celebrating Narak Chaturdasi. The day has got its name because this is the day when Lord Krishna and Goddess Kali killed the demon Narakasur. People in Goa burn the effigy of the demon to celebrate this festival.
The Third Day, Diwali – This is the no moon day (Amavsya), the darkest night. This is the day when the celebration of Diwali starts. People decorate their houses with flowers and lights. Women in family design rangolis in angan to welcome prosperity. In the evening, people worship goddess Laxmi and in the evening they share happiness distributing sweets and bursting crackers.
The Fourth Day, Govardhan Pooja – In North India, the next day of Diwali is celebrated as govardhan pooja. It is the day when Lord Indra was defeated by Lord Vishnu. The people of Gujarat take this day as the start of the New Year. In Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the day is celebrated as Bali Pratipada, because according to mythology, this is the day when Lord Vishnu killed the demon king Bali.
The Fifth Day, Bhai Dhuj – This is the day of brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters prepare cuisines for their brothers and receive rewards from brothers in return.
The five days of Diwali are important and celebrated with zeal. The whole atmosphere of the country remains inspiring all through the month. Exchange of gifts and messages take place throughout the days. If you also love to share messages and looking for a unique collection, then check 143greetings.com.
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