Sunday, November 11, 2012

Days of Diwali 2...

A short intro of traditions and custom of Diwali; a Festival of Light...

The First day of Diwali : Dhanteras
The First day is called Dhanteras or Dhantryaodashi, which falls on the thirteenth day of the month of Ashwin.. Puja begins from Dhanteras and people worship their working areas to please goddess of wealth.

People also do shopping for upcoming events. Bazaar filled with decorative items, sweets and gift. Gold shopping and kitchen ware shopping is kind of must this time of the year.



The Second day of Diwali : Narak Chaturdasi
It is the fourteenth lunar day (thithi) of the dark forthnight of the month of Kartik and the eve of Diwali. On this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur and made the world free from fear. Many do fast on this day, people also donate goods and prepare many sweets as prasad for next day.



The third day : Diwali
On the dark new moon night, the entrances to all homes are lit up and decorated with rangoli patterns to welcome Lakshmi, the radiant consort of Vishnu and the goddess of wealth. Lakshmi Ganesh Puja performed on this day for good fortune all year all. Diwali is the festival when the new business year begins it is said that Diwali is the "Time to shop or start new ventures".




The fourth day : Padwa 
On this day, Goverdhan Pooja is performed, people celebrates the incident of Lord Krishna lifting mount Govardhan. It is customary to prepare a small mount of mud and decorate it with flowers and other accessories.. Prayers are offered in the temples. People thank their deities for past year and pray for next.


The Fifth day of Diwali : Bhai Dhooj
The final day of Diwali celebration is called the “Bhai Dooj”. On this day, sisters apply Tilak on the forehead of their brothers and the brothers in return bless their sisters and promise to protect them throughout life.




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  1. सुंदर ब्लॉग है आपका
    बहुत सुंदर !
    मुग्धा जी !

    Days of Diwali आलेख अच्छा है …
    संभव हो तो हिंदी में भी लिखा करें…

    बनी रहे त्यौंहारों की ख़ुशियों हमेशा…

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    सरस्वती आशीष दें , गणपति दें वरदान
    लक्ष्मी बरसाएं कृपा, मिले स्नेह सम्मान

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  2. Wish all of you a happy and prosperous Diwali.May this Diwali bring lots of happiness to your life..

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