The biggest Indian festival that is celebrated across the country with great excitement is approaching soon. Diwali is also called the festival of lights and also celebrates as the auspicious festival of the victory of good over bad. This is India’s most significant and celebrated festival in Indian Culture. People love to greet each other with gifts and sweets.
You must also notice the heavy traffic on roads, markets full of people doing shopping of gifts, kids started firing crackers well before Diwali. I always get thrilled with the exciting environment of Diwali across the whole country. A festival which brings lights and color of joy for everyone.
As from our childhood, we always love this festival very much. Let’s find out most important things that we cannot afford to miss which adds cheerfulness and excitement on this auspicious Diwali day.
Buying New Dresses for Every Family Member: This tradition has been followed since years. It is believed to be dressed in new ethnic clothes on this festivals. Shopping for new clothes and other items get started weeks ago. Especially children seem to be in full Diwali celebration mood as they get gifts, sweets, crackers wit new clothes.
Beautiful & Colorful Rangoli: Although people started cleaning their house weeks before Diwali but on Diwali day houses decorated in a different manner by making colorful Rangoli welcome the Guests and especially for Goddess Laxmi. People started searching easy Rangoli designs on the internet. Rangoli basically did on the entrance of the house. The colored powders fascinated by people of every age.
Distributing Gifts & Sweets: It’s a popular ritual followed over decades exchanging gifts among close and dear ones. People love to greet each other by giving gifts and sweets to convey their love and care. Happy Diwali messages started floating in phones to wish loved ones on the day of Diwali.
Lighting Diyas, Candles and Firing Crackers: When evening approaches the exciting part of Diwali begins with lighting earthen days, candles to welcome the Goddess Laxmi & Lord Ganesh. This entire scene is really awesome and lights of Diyas and candles illuminate the dark sky.
Goddess Laxmi & Lord Ganesh Puja: On the evening of Diwali celebrations after lighting the Diyas and candles every Hindu family perform the auspicious Goddess Laxmi & Lord Ganesh puja which makes this day divine. It is the most important ritual of Diwali celebration. The entire family perform the puja and take blessings from Goddess Laxmi & Lord Ganesh to have a happy and prosperous life ahead. No one supposed to start Diwali celebration without this puja. After performing puja people started firing crackers at night. Children love this exciting part of Diwali celebrations a lot.
This is how Diwali festival of lights, prayers, and triumph over darkness over evil is celebrated in India by every Hindu, Sikh, and Jain. Share happiness and illuminate your heart with love and humanity on this Diwali.