Diwali is celebrated on the Hindu month of Kartika. Hinduism is a major religion in India and is considered to be the oldest religion in the world. More than 900 million people celebrate this festival in various ways.
It is celebrated on the basis of honor for Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. The festival also marks the return of Lord Rama and Sita after completing fourteen years in exile.
The word Diwali defined as “the row of lighted lamps (diyas)” in the Hindi Language. The festival shows the victory of light over darkness.
Diwali also marks a major shopping festival in the Indian marketplaces where it is celebrated. There will be special discounts and offers that businesses provide to their customers. Buying new things during this festival is considered to be good and it will get a wealthy life.
It is the most famous, biggest and brightest festival in India, and is celebrated for five days in the northern side of India. It is a national holiday in India, and also a holiday in some of the countries also like Trinidad & Tobago, Myanmar, Nepal, Mauritius, Guyana, Singapore, Suriname, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Fiji.
On the same night that Diwali is celebrated, and Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by their Lord Mahavira.
Oil and light lamps are used in high numbers and houses and properties to celebrate the festival. The festival lights will be a commemorates the lighting that was done to bring Lord Rama and his wife Sita from the forest of Ayodhya.
Lighted Lamps light the houses; fireworks illuminate the skies and rangoli decorates the outside Hindu homes. They do this to attract Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune and wealth.
Sikhs also celebrate Diwali festival, as it marks the release of their guruji – Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji – and 52 other kings and princess of India that were made acquest by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan.
It is a tradition to clean the house and the business places, making it spotless before entering the New Year. Hindus all over the world, and especially in India celebrate this festival by exchanging gifts, wearing new clothes and preparing festive meals, Going to the temple.
Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi are mainly Worshipped for this Festival. Lord Ganesh is worshipped first God and followed by Lord Lakshmi. Diwali is also celebrated in honor for the marriage of the Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. And it also marks the triumph of Lord Krishna over the demon Naraka. Also, some side of India, like Bengal, the Hindus honor the fearsome Goddess Kali on the occasion of Diwali.
During the festival of Diwali, fireworks are important and it will be purchased worth billions of dollars and they are ignited. These fireworks cause a lot of pollutions, which is a particularly life hazard for those living in densely populated areas such as the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai in India. Fireworks produce a variety of pollutants by affecting sound, light, air, and water.
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