Diwali Festival in India

Diwali Festival-It is the most important festival celebrated in India. This is the festival is celebrated by people who follow the Hindu religion.

Hinduism is the largest religion followed in India. Diwali is also known as festival of light.

This festival is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus. This festival is also celebrated in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia and many more.

This is a long festival celebrated for 5 long days. This festival is celebrated usually in the month of October every year. It symbolizes victory of light over darkness.

Festivals are an important integral part of human life. They spread positive message all around the world.

It spreads joy, happiness, excitement, possibilities, Opportunity to mend our relations and many things.

There are numerous festivals celebrated all over the world, they may be known by different names, they can be different traditions, customs, culture, and heritage and the way they are celebrated.

Festivals are important sources by which customs, traditions, culture, and heritages are passed on from one generation to another. Human beings have done this task successfully.

This festival is also known as Deepavali

and it is celebrated in every part of the country. It has special place in heart of people of India.

This festival is known to spread knowledge over ignorance, goodness over evil.

This festival is also celebrated to pray and worship goddess of prosperity Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh, Sita, Rama, Kubera, Dhanvantari, return of Lord Rama to his birth place after a long exile.

It is believed that this festival was first celebrated when Lord Rama return from a long exile of 14 years.

There is a popular mythological story behind the celebration of the festival Diwali. Lord Rama was born to king Dasharatha in Raghuvanshi Dynasty; he was an incarnation of Lord Narayan.

They had 4 siblings namely Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughna, and Shanta. He was married to Sita she was incarnation of goddess Lakshmi.

After their marriage they faced many challenges as Rama had to live in exile for 14 years.

He had 2 sons named Lava and Kusha, who were strong and capable leaders and commanders of his army during his journey to win the entire world.

Sita and Bharata decided to accompany Rama as they consider it as their duty to be with their husband and brother respectively.

During this period of exile all three faced many challenges. They roamed from one place to another; they lived extremely simple life despite of being born in a royal family.

In this time Sita was abducted by Demon king Ravana, he took a form of a sage when Lord Rama and Lakshmana were not present in the hut.

He did it with the help of another demon who took form of a magical deer which attracted Sita and she wanted to have it.

After abduction of Sita, Ravan kept her in Ashok Vatika in his palace of Lanka and at present time is recognised as Sri Lanka.

Lord Rama returned to their hut only to find that his wife Sita was missing.
Then Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana went on the search of Sita.

They travelled thousands of kilometres and on their way they met Jatayu who was badly injured when he tried to free Sita from Ravana.

He informed to Lord Rama about Sita and laid down life. Then they met Lord Hanuman who was their most important companion in the war which they fought against Ravana.

They made a strong alliance with monkey king Sugreev after returning his kingdom from his brother Bali; then they headed towards Lanka with the huge Monkey army.

The prominent warriors from Lord Rama’s part were Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman, Sugreev, Angad, Jamvant, Vibhushan and many more.

Prominent warriors from Ravana’s part were Ravana, Kumbh Karan, Ahi Ravan, his son Indrajeet and many more.

Then a fierce battle between them and finally Lord Rama won the battle over Ravana after having some initial set back.

This signifies and symbolises that how- ever strong might be the evil it cannot win or take over the evil.

This festival is celebrated to mark the return of lord Rama after this war and his long exile of 14 years.

On the occasion of this festival people light up their homes with different types of lamps, diyas, lights and many more.

This festival is also celebrated in Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and many more countries.

This festival is also known for its various delicacies that are prepared especially for this festival and you can also enjoy this festival by lighting various crackers and by collecting the gifts from all your elders.

It’s actually true that festivals play very important role in life of human being and no other event can replace it, festivals creates and generates special feelings in heart and life of human being.

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