Welcome to this presentation of Deepavali What is Deepavali? Diwali derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali Deepavali = Deep + Avali Deep = light Avali = a row Diwali = Deepavali = Row of Light When ?
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Deepavali = Deep + Avali
Deep = light
Avali = a row
Diwali = Deepavali = Row of Light
Homes are thoroughly cleaned,
windows are opened and diyas are lit
as a greeting to Laxmi, the goddess of wealth.
Candles are often substituted for diyas.
Gifts are exchanged and festive
meals are prepared.
After sunset, fireworks are seen everywhere…each and every street…
Beautiful and colorful designs are put in front of their houses called “rangoli”
The first day is called Dhana Theras. People buy jewellery and
Marks the death of the
tyrant king “Narakusara” who
imprisoned thousands of princesses.
The most important day
the goddess of good luck,
wealth and fortune
Those who have a business
do the Puja in offices as
it is considered lucky
Padwa / VARSHAPRATIPADA
Coronation of King Vikramaditya
Vikaram-Calendar started from this day
sister puts a sacred mark
on her brother's forehead
and prays for his long life
Brothers give their sisters
presents in return.
After defeating Ravana and returning to his hometown he was then coronated the king.
During Diwali, Indians draw bright Rangoli patterns on the floor by the front door to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.