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“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.

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Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

  • DeepaVali or Diwali is the Indian Festival of lights.

  • Deepa means lamp or light and Vali means string of.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

  • It is one of the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated with pomp and splendour all over India and in many other parts of the world


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

  • The Hindu calendar is based on the lunar cycle and the movement of the moon, unlike the conventional Western (or Gregorian) calendar.

  • The result is that Hindu festivals move about the Western calendar from year to year.

  • Diwali, for example falls on the date of the new moon between the Hindu months of Asvina and Kartika, usually this is in Octoberor November.


What is the story of king rama

What is the story of King Rama?

  • After fourteen years of exile in the forest, the King of Ayodhya, Rama, and his brother Laksman, returned to their hometown.

  • Before that, they defeated Demon King Ravana in a fierce war.

  • Upon Rama's return to Ayodhya the people of the town lit lamps to welcome the King back and to celebrate the victory over Ravana.

  • Overjoyed at the return of King Rama, the people danced and celebrated and fired fireworks to show how happy they were. These festivities continue every year at Diwali and are still celebrated today.


Celebrations

Celebrations

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.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

  • The celebration means as much to Hindus as Christmas does to Christians. Because there are many regions in India, there are many different versions of the Diwali festival.

  • The celebration of Diwali is often accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

Lakshmi Pooja

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.


Five days of festivities

FIVE DAYS OF FESTIVITIES

The first day is called Dhan Theras. People buy jewellery and worship it to God.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

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.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

The third day is the

most important day

called Lakshmi-Puja

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

and auspicious.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

The fourth day is called Padwa.

It is looked as the most auspicious

time to start any venture.


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

The fifth day is called Bhaiya Dooj.

sister puts a sacred mark

on her brother's forehead

and prays for his long life

and prosperity

The brothers give their sisters money

and presents in return.


Rangoli painted prayers

Rangoli-Painted Prayers


Colourful markets

Colourful markets


Lights lamps and fireworks

Lights-Lamps and Fireworks


Deepavali or diwali is the indian festival of lights

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