“DeepaVali” or Diwali is the Indian Festival of lights. ‘Deepa’ means lamp or light and ‘Vali’ means ‘string of’. It is one of the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated with pomp and splendour all over India and in many other parts of the world.
Homes are thoroughly cleaned,
windows are opened and diyas are lit
as a greeting to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth.
candles are often substituted for diyas.
During Diwali, gifts are
exchanged and festive
meals are prepared.
The Goddess Lakshmi is
thanked for all that she has
given in the year gone by.
For people with their own businesses,
doing a puja in the office is a must
as it is considered lucky and auspicious.
After puja, friends and relatives
visit to give presents.
In evening families gather
together, do puja and celebrate.
The first day is called Dhan Theras. People buy jewellery and worship it to God.
The second day is called Narka Chaturdashi. It marks the death of the tyrant king Narakusara who imprisoned many sons and daughters of the Gods.
The third day is the
most important day
We worship Goddess Lakshmi,
the goddess of good luck,
wealth and fortune
Those who have a business
do the Puja in office as
it is considered lucky
The fourth day is called Padwa.
It is looked as the most auspicious
time to start any venture.
The fifth day is called Bhaiya Dooj.
sister puts a sacred mark
on her brother's forehead
and prays for his long life
The brothers give their sisters money
and presents in return.