How Diwali Festival is Celebrated in India?


Diwali is simply called the festival of lights and we celebrate it by bursting crackers, lighting lamps and taking oil bath. We worship the temple on that day and wear new outfits to celebrate it. Different regions have different traditions; commonly we do burst crackers and light lamps. Diwali is replete with its history and its legends. The history of Diwali is moored with stories of religious sculpture in Hindu religion and they mostly refer to the Puranas.

Ganesh Lakshmi in Diwali

Diwali history mostly is reliable with the stories of Hindus and the legends in the religion. The central theme of Diwali is the victory of the good over the evils. Though there are several inferences that add fuel to the Diwali history, the central theme always remains the same. Diwali is the festival of lights and it is known as lighting the lamp of knowledge and prosperity. It means to reflect the significant purpose of the five days of festival to the lives.

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How is Diwali celebrated?

Diwali is celebrated in different ways and on different dates. It is basically celebrated in account of Hindu mythology and it is celebrated for five days. The first day is Dhanvantari Trayodashi, second day is Narak Chaturdashi and the third day is celebrated as the actual Diwali. In the month of Kartika, the Lord Krishna killed Narakasura and that is named as Diwali. The fourth day is for Govardhan Pooja and the fifth day is Bhai Dhooj. Bhai dooj is basically dedicated to the sisters. In northern India, they celebrate it for five days whereas in South India it is only for 1 day.

The Diwali history is as simple as that when good wins over the evils; we celebrate it as the festival of lights by ruining crackers. Since Lord Krishna has killed the Asura in that day, we treat that festival as lighting the lives of the people by getting rid of evils and celebrate by bursting crackers.

Rangoli in Diwali

Diwali is mostly celebrated in the month of Karthika as per Hindu mythology. This festival is celebrated because killing the Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Diwali is celebrated in North India with great zeal than in South India.