- Diwali is the most popular and widely celebrated holiday in India because it also marks the beginning of new year according to the Hindu calendar
- Before the entering of new year, people clean their houses, offices, etc. as it is also said at Diwali night Lakshmi, Indian goddess visits the house
- One day when gambling is considered as auspicious is this day… interesting no? It is seen that gambling at the time of New year is considered as a good luck sign, and it bring prosperity in your life
- Along with Lakshmi Ji, Ganesh Ji is also worshiped as in Hindu beliefs he is considered as the God of good beginnings and remover of all obstacles
- Just like in India, Hindus from Britain also celebrate this day, wearing new outfits, exchanging gifts and sweets and firing the crackers
- The name of Diwali is taken from Diyas which is used to eliminate darkness
1. Goddess Lakshmi Birthday: - Goddess Lakshmi is called the Goddess of wealth. Goddess Lakshmi incarnated on the new moon day. And this the reason to associate Diwali with Lakshmi.
2. Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this day, Lord Vishnu as Vamana-avatar rescued Goddess Lakshmi from the prison of King Bal. And this what the another reason to celebrate this occasion and Worship Goddess Lakshmi.
3. Krishna Killed Narakaasur: It is said that Lord Krishna killed the demon king called Narakaasur on this day. Not only this he rescued 16,000 women from his captivity. This is probably the another reason to celebrate this day as Diwali.
4. The Return of the Pandavas: On this day, they defeated by the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice (gambling). You all have heard about great epic Mahabharata; the day was the Karthik Amavasya, and they appeared from their 12 years of banishment. They celebrated this day by lighting the earthen lamps.
5. The Victory of Rama: On this day Lord Rama defeated Ravana, and it was the new moon day of Kartik. Ma Sita and Lakshman returned to the Ayodhya. On this day, the citizens of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with lamps. So these were the top reason to celebrate Diwali. We wish you and hope that you will make this day very special. Stay tuned to our website for much more news and updates.
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - Deepavali (Naraka Chaturdasi)
Sunday, 30 October 2016 - Diwali (Lakshmi Puja)
Monday, 31 October 2016 - Bali Padyami / Vikram Samvat (Kartika Shuddha Padwa)
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Yama Dvitiya / Bhai Duj
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