Diwali is certainly the prime festival in India and the brightest too. It’s the festival of lights which spiritually signifies the victory of mankind over obscurity.Diwali or Deepawali is a four days long celebration, which literally light up the whole country with its vividness and ecstasy.
Happy Diwali Images : Wishes and Greetings
Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit fusion word Dīpāvali, formed from dīpa ( “light” or “lamp”) and āvalī( “series, line, row”). Dīpāvali or Deepavali thus meant a “row” or “series of lights”. It is also a festival of colorful rangoli designs.
Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
During festival days, various rituals are followed. However Goddess Lakshmi ( the goddess of wealth and prosperity) is the most significant deity during Diwali Puja. Other than worshiping, shopping, cleaning home, celebrating with crackers are a part of it. People send Happy Diwali wishes to all. Facebook and Whatsapp gets flooded with Happy Diwali images and greetings.
On this festive occasion, Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities also mark charitable causes, kindness, and for peace. For example, at the international border, every year on Diwali, Indian forces approach Pakistani forces and offer traditional Indian sweets on the occasion of Diwali. The Pakistani soldiers anticipating the gesture, return the goodwill with an assortment of Pakistani sweets
Diwali marks a major shopping period in India. In terms of consumer purchases and economic activity, Diwali is the equivalent of Christmas in the west. It is traditionally a time when households purchase new clothing, home refurbishments, gifts, gold and other large purchases.
On these occasion of happiness and celebration, we wish you all a very happy Diwali. Let our good deeds shine brighter than Diyas.
You know, Hinduism is the only religion where striving for wealth is not a sin. We worship Laxmi as the Goddess of Wealth. You may also check here some very interesting facts about Hinduism.