God Ganesh & Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on Diwali. This festival shows the victory of light over darkness. On this day lanterns are lit in every home in India. Different types of bright, colorful lights are installed.
People are seen in new clothes. Sweets are made in the houses and are distributed in the evening among friends and family.
Why Is Diwali Celebrated?
A religious story is connected behind celebrating Diwali. Because of which every year people of India celebrate this festival with pomp.
The most popular story behind celebrating Deepawali is that on the new moon day of the month, Lord Rama of Ayodhya returned to Ayodhya after cutting his 14 years of difficult exile, in whose joy the people of Ayodhya welcomed him by lighting a lamp so that the city Ayodhya may shine with lights and the darkness may end.
How is Diwali Celebrated With Family
The festival of Deepawali is one of the biggest and major festivals of Indians, special arrangements are done on the occasion of this festival. Diwali festival is the reason for families to get together.
All the family members start preparing for this day many days in advance. For this special day, all the members of the family clean and decorate their homes in a special way and this festival is celebrated for 4 days. Which starts on Dhanteras and ends at the festival of Bhai Dooj.
Celebration of 4 Days
The Mahaparava of Deepawali starts with Dhanteras. On the day of Dhanteras, people bring new gold-silver items or utensils or other items to their homes, it is believed that by buying new things in the house on the day of Dhanteras, the wealth of that house may increase.
The elder people of the family, gift gold or silver items to their son or daughter so that their wealth may increase.
One Day Before Diwali
All the family members of the house, get up before sunrise and take a bath, etc. and worship the sun god. After this, from elders to younger once of the family come together and worship Goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesh on the day of Deepawali and also worshiping Goddess Saraswati.
A day after Diwali, Govardhan is worshiped by offering a fifty-two blog. On this day the elder women of the family make Annakoot and have food with their family members.
This is the last day of this great festival. On this day, the sister tilak her brother and praises his brother’s long life and his salutations.
Parents buy firecrackers to their children’s and all the family members together burn firecrackers and fireworks material in the courtyard. All the women in the house decorate their house with diyas.
Many families organize big Diwali parties and invite all the relatives and friends to enjoy the festival together with great joy and happiness. Children get special gifts and new clothes from their parents on the occasion of Diwali.