Diwali is a “festival of lights” as name indicates. In south India Diwali is known as “Deepavali” as the meaning in it Deepa – mean light, vali – in a row. So Deepavali means Diyas arranged in row. It may be called in any name or any style but it has the significance in it, that is the victory of good over evil, triumph over evil and light over darkness.
It’s heavy sounds outside the windows, colorful lights in streets, dogs getting scrambled, kids shouting, that’s the indication that eve of Diwali festival has been started. Diwali is festival of crackers, sounds, lights, celebrations, enjoyment for Indians and Indian communities living outside India. As the days near by where the monsoon days getting ended in India the festival Diwali begins. Diwali is celebrated on Ashvina Amavsaya or the day of new moon in a Hindu calendar. Usually it falls on October or November as of English Calendar.
History and Celebrations:
Diwali is celebrated for 3 or 5 days, 5 days in northern part of India, 3 days in southern part of India. First day is Dhantreas –it’s a day where prayers/worship are done for goddess laxmi in North India, whereas in southern part they keep ready for all set to Diwali. Second day is Naraka chaturdashi or small Diwali its celebrated in both north and southern part of India and all the places in abroad by non-resident Indians. This day is where lord Krishna had triumph over Narkasura the demon. Third day is Amavasya – it’s a day where the people in south perform poojas to Goddess Laxmi – the Goddess of wealth for the prosperity. Fourth day is celebrated as Bali padyami where the legendary story says that Lord Vishnu defeated Bali. Fifth day –Bhai Dhuj –it’s observed in north India this is the day for the prayers for well-being between brother and sister.
Gifts on Diwali:
According to a survey which has recorded that over 30 millions of Indians outside India, celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a festival that is celebrated with family and friends. If you are staying miles away from your dear ones on this festival and if you want to celebrate this Diwali with your family and friends, then even if you cannot be present personally during this festival with your family you can make this Diwali a wonderful and memorable occasion for your Family members and your friends by sending some wonderful Diwali Gifts and gift hampers. Order for sweets to send your loved ones in India on Diwali, present a Goddess Laxmi in Silver to India, send Diwali Hampers with Sweets and Dry Fruits, which has its own importance on this festival to your dear ones from abroad. Unique Diwali gift hampers can be sent to India from Giftwithlove.net. Candles, Diyas in Handicrafts, silver, glass can be ordered online to deliver in India on Diwali which gives charm to festival.
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