As we all know Diwali or Deepawali is Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival is all about new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Diwali is held in on honor Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
So, have a look how people celebrate Diwali with their friends and family and start the beginnings of New Year.
Laxmi Puja / Lakshmi Puja
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Wealth is a vital ingredient bestowed upon us for maintenance and progress in our life. It means abundance in knowledge, skills and talents. Lakshmi is the energy that manifests as the complete spiritual and material well-being of a person. That is why Lakshmi/Laxmi Puja is important during Diwali Festival.
Diwali Lightning and Decoration
Diwali shopping for home starts before a month of the festival. With the Diwali festival around the corner, homemakers will be going into a frenzy cleaning up the place and trying to decide how best to decorate the house.
From new clothes for yourself to buying Diwali gifts for friends, relatives and colleagues, Shopping is a very important part of Diwali. This one of the way welcoming the New Year.
Rangoli in houses
Rangoli’s most important element is Utswdhermita. These are auspicious symbols that have a central role in the design. … Some special patterns for Diwali Rangoli are the Diya also called Deep, Ganesha, Lakshmi, flowers or birds of India. The second key element is using the materials used to make the rangoli.
Exchanging Swets with Friends and Family
The belief of Our Forefathers was that bursting crackers on any festive occasion will eliminate the evil spirit and simultaneously they lighted up the Diyas to welcome the goodness into their home.
Sweets were also exchanged to celebrate the cheerful occasion.this tradition still continues when we celebrate “Lakshmi Pooja” during Diwali. Diwali is celebrated to remember this victory. As in any other festival, exchange of sweets is part of the celebration.
Diya Decoration/Diya Lamp
The Diya, also called the Diwali lamp is very auspicious. As Lakshmi will not enter a dark house, the Diwali lamps are most important.