Diwali(Deepavali) arrived from the word “deep” and “avali” which means a row or line of diyas. Deepavali or Diwali is considered to be one of the brightest and significant festivals amongst all the Hindus. It is the celebration of ‘festival of lights’. The enthusiasm and the preparation which goes on for a long time finally comes out in the form of lights illuminating and dazzling everywhere and finally marks the day of Diwali. The crackers lights, sweets, diyas, and family gatherings aptly sum up the joy and happiness of the people all around. Children and adults wait for this very happy day around the year.
With the lights illuminating everywhere, it signifies victory of light over darkness i.e. good over evil and eradicates all the negative influences from existence. Diwali coincides with the dark moon night “Amavasya” of the Kartik month. The traditions and rituals vary from one region to the other. However, in Maharashtra Diwali festivities begin one day earlier on Govatsa Dwadashi while in Gujarat Diwali festivities begin two days earlier on Agyaras and culminates on Labh Panchami.
A very few know that Diwali 2017 basically comprises of 6 days of celebration. Each day has its own set of valuable mythological stories associated and puja vidhis. These 6 days are considered to be very powerful as they fall in a very auspicious time span. Check out what each day is celebrated for:-
Diwali Day 1: Dwadashi Tithi – Govatsa Dwadashi, Vasu Baras: 16th October 2017 (Monday)
Diwali Day 2: Trayodashi Tithi – Dhantayodashi, Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Yama Deepam: 17th October 2017 (Tuesday)
Diwali Day 3: Chaturdashi Tithi – Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali: 18th October 2017 (Wednesday)
Diwali Day 4: Laxmi Puja, Diwali Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda puja, Sharda Puja, Bengal Kali Puja, Diwali Snan, Diwali Devpuja: 19th October (Thursday)
Diwali Day 5: Govardhan Puja, Annakut Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida, Gujarati New Year: 20th October (Friday)
Diwali Day 6: Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej, Yama Dwitiya: 21st October (Saturday)
Benefits of celebrating the rituals of Diwali
- It is said to bring in a lot of wealth and success into families.
- Performing the puja will bring a positive growth to businesses.
- It is proved to impart positive effects on kids and their studies.
- It has the powers to ward off all the evil spirits.
- We get a chance to treat our ancestors well and get their blessings.
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