“Boom”, “Boom”, “Whoosh”-aren’t these sounds seem to be familiar to you? What comes to your minds when you hear these sounds? If you are guessing “Firecrackers” then you are absolutely right. Dazzling lights of diyas, lamps, candles decorating every house of your locality and the sounds of firecrackers reminds you about the appearance of the grand festival of lights, that is, Diwali. This is the most popular festival of India that is celebrated all over India with great pomp and grandeur. It is marked as the most important festival in the Hindu calendar. India is said to be the “Land of Festivals”. Diwali can be rightly described as the Queen of all festivals. Diwali is better known as “Deepavali” meaning “rows of lights”. It is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Diwali establishes the triumph of truth and goodness over evil powers. It is being celebrated since ancient times. Like all other festivals, Diwali too has many stories involving its celebration. According to the legends, Diwali celebration dates back to the ages of Ramayana. In northern India it is believed to be the day of Lord Rama’s coronation and the day of His arrival into the city of Ayodhya from fourteen year exile after slaying the demon King Ravana. On arrival of Lord Rama with His brother Lakshmana and wife Sita, the people of Ayodhya decorated their homes and city with diyas to welcome their beloved King back to his kingdom. Diwali is actually a five day long celebration that begins with Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi. Another legendary story involving this festival marks the arrival of Mata Lakshmi during Samudramanthan or churning of sea by Gods and demons. On the auspicious new moon day, which is 'Amavasyaa' of the Hindu month of Kartik, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity - Lakshmi was incarnated. Mother Lakshmi emerged from the ocean of milk called the Ksheer Sagar. She brought with Her wealth and prosperity for mankind. Another famous story behind the Diwali celebrations is of Naraka Chaturdashi. The legend talks about the Demon named Narakasur who had managed to acquire such awesome powers that he began to terrorize the three worlds. He was killed and defeated by Lord Krishna. As a symbol of that victory Lord Krishna smeared his forehead with the demon king's blood. Krishna returned home early morning on the day of Narakachaturdashi. The first day of this five day long festival is marked with Dhanteras as the starting day followed by Narakachaturdashi. Finally comes Diwali. Bhai Dooj marks the closing day of this five day long eventful celebration. In rural areas Diwali certifies the end of a cropping season and is thus celebrated as Harvest Festival. Cattle are adorned and worshipped by farmers as they form the main source of their income.
During Diwali Lakshmi Puja is performed to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity and to bring in good luck for the upcoming days. Kali Puja or Shyama Puja is a popular Hindu festival celebrated on the new moon night of the Hindu month Ashwin, dedicated to the worship of the Hindu goddess Kali. While the people of Bengal, worship goddess Kali on this day, the rest of India worship goddess Lakshmi. Thus in India the traditions and rituals of celebration may vary but the theme behind the celebration remains the same that is win of good over bad.
Lights, sweets and crackers are the awesome Diwali celebration special combinations. Every house and streets of India glitter and glimmer with lights. Wherever you turn around you will find lights and only lights. It seems darkness does not persist at all. Sweets are distributed among everybody participating in this festival. Whole of India eagerly wait for the arrival of this festival of lights. It also brings in lots of happiness and gaiety along with it. This is also the time of family gathering. Relatives or family members residing in several parts of the country or even staying away from the country makes it a point to gather together during this festival. Diwali has close association with firecrackers. Bursting of firecrackers reflects the spirits of happiness and joy. But one need to be a bit careful while bursting firecrackers specially for kids. Apart from all other conventional customs and rituals, exchanging gifts with dear ones is also yet another important custom of this day. If you are away from your dear ones due to unavoidable circumstances then simply send them gifts wrapped with love through online shopping portals. Your gifts will let your dear ones feel your presence by their sides during this hours of celebration even if you are away. Online shopping offers you with hassle free gifts delivery hours to any parts of the country. You can send your love and concern with few clicks of mouse sitting sat home. RightShopping.in wishes all its viewers, visitors and consumers a very Happy and prosperous Diwali. We wish you with lots of happiness and prosperity and enjoyments on this Diwali. This year Diwali is dated on 13th November. Only few days are left. If you still have missed out somebody to present with lovely gifts then you can place order through our site. RightShopping.in offers you with some yummy Diwali special treat along with other necessary items of Diwali celebration. Gifts are the best way to speak out the unsaid words of your minds. Your gifts will create an amazing charm that will brighten up the faces of your dear ones with lovely smiles. You can pay a visit to www.diwaligifts.rightflorist.in to check out the gifts in display. You need not have to be worried about the services and quality of the products.Enjoy Diwali with lights, gifts, firecrackers accompanied with lots of merriment and fun. Have a Happy and exciting Diwali along with your family and friends! Enjoy and have lots and lots of fun.