Diwali 2022: Why Deepavali Is Called The ‘Festival Of Lights’

Diwali 2022: Why Deepavali Is Called The ‘Festival Of Lights’

New Delhi: Diwali is a festival that brings excitement, joy, and prosperity to the people of India. It comes in the month of Kartik according to the Hindu Calendar, the night of the full moon also known as Amavasya is the the15th day of Kartik month. Diwali is the most sacred festival of Hinduism, they celebrate it in every corner of the world. This year, according to the English calendar, Diwali falls on the 24th of October. 

Diwali, also known as the festival of light, represents the spiritual triumph of good over evil, and wisdom over ignorance. The lights of Diwali represent a time when we should extinguish all of our evil intentions and fantasies, banish all shadowy forces, and rekindle our enthusiasm for doing good.

Every Diwali festival ritual has a purpose and a narrative to go along with it. According to Hindu Mythology, this day symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. On this day, Lord Rama Came Back to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing the exile of 14 years and people welcomed him by lighting up the whole state with Diyas. From that day people started celebrating this day as a festival of light.

Lankapati Ravana kidnapped Rani Sita and made her captive, which took about one year for Lord Ram to bring her back, he killed Ravana on Vijayadashmi and brought back Rani Sita.

People celebrate this festival of light by renovating, decorating, and whitewashing their houses to welcome the Goddess Laksmi, considering her a goddess of prosperity and wealth. Utterly impressed by the serene beauty of Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu decided to marry her, and, therefore, the diyas were illuminated in a row to mark this occasion. Since then Diwali is celebrated to worship Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings

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People decorate their houses and workplace with Banyan and Mango tree leaves, Marigold flowers, Toran, and colorful rangoli. People decorate homes with candles, lamps, and Diyas, also exchange sweets, and gifts, and welcome the Goddess Laksmi, considering her the Goddess of Wealth. 

This day holds great belief not only in Hinduism but also in the religion of Jain, Sikh, and Buddha People. There is some belief in the other religions as well such as Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas to commemorate Guru Hargobind’s freedom from a Mughal Empire prison while Newar Buddhists, unlike other Buddhists, celebrate Diwali by worshiping Lakshmi. The Jains have their own Diwali, which commemorates the final liberation of Mahavira. 

Diwali brings purity and aura between the people to regenerate their belief in truth, kindness, and humanity. Festival Of light encourage people to have faith in the true path.