The Diwal is a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India.
Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. People who are celebrating this, light
As from the Hindu calendar, the five-day-festival of Diwali is centered on the new moon day that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika, beginning on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin (Ashwin 28th) and ending on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartika (Kartika 2nd). The main day of celebration varies regionally.
In Hinduism, it is the homecoming of Rama after being exiled in the forest
and won against Rayana. According to a legend, citizens of Ayodha welcomed Rama
by lighting rows (avali) of lamps or dipa. And so the name was formed as
dipawali, from the word dipa and avali. But times had past it became to be
called as Diwali in Hindi. In Nepali, it is still called as Dipawali; In
Dravidian languages it is called as Deepavali which is also used in Malaysia
and Singapore. But the South Indians never called Diwali as Diwali, because it
However, in Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of nirvana by Mahavira on 15 October, 527 BC.
In India and Nepal, Diwali is now considered to be a national festival, and the aesthetic aspect of the festival is enjoyed by most Indians and Nepalese regardless of faith. Kerala is the only state in India where Diwali is not a big celeberation.
Diwali is considered to be a national festival and it is widely enjoyed by
Indians and Nepalese in regards to faith. Kerala is the India’s only state not
to have a big celebration of Diwali because of the fact of many Catholics. But
for those who are not Catholics in Kerala are still celebrating Diwali.
During Diwali, many wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks. And as for more business communities, they start their financial year during Diwali or having new account books on this day.
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Fireworks, lights, flowers, giving or sharing of sweets and worship are ways to celebrate the Diwali. Stories of Diwali depends upon regions, but the essence is still the same which is to rejoice in the inner light, Atman, or the underlying reality of all things, Brahman.
The Diwali is known as the festival of lights. There is something beyond the body and the mind which is pure, infinite and eternal (Atman). With the realization of the Atman come universal compassion, lov and awareness of unity of all the things.
The gunas are the underlying forces or tendencies which one needs to have unaffected, direct relation with in order to find effectiveness and righteousness in life: they are lines of potential and illuminate thought and action, thus the inner meaning of Diwali being the festival of lights.