Diwali is one of the most important festivals of Hindus. Diwali is celebrated across the nation with great pomp and fervor. Diwali is also called the festival of light as it is associated with lights. On this day, small lamps made up of clay are lit in every home.
Diwali is also called Deepawali, which signifies “rows of lighted lamps”. According to Hindu calendar, Diwali comes in the month of Kartika. It is festival of five days and the third day is celebrated as Diwali.
The exact day of the festival is the day of “Amavasya”. The night of “Amavasya” having a black darkness is changed into “Purnima” a full moon night and its name “festival of night” is proved.
Diwali is also known as the Hindu and Gujarati New Year. And on the celebration lamps and candles are lit and placed on rooftops, rooms, and kitchen. Homes are decorated with beautiful diyas and rangolies in the courtyard and in front of the gate. People put flowers and mango leaves also on their doors and windows. On this day, people worship Lord Ganesha, the foremost of all Hindu Gods and Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. It is time to exchange gifts and sweets with friends, relatives and neighbors.
Diwali is the festival of happiness and enthusiasm. On this festival, sweets and gifts are sent to relatives and friends. Diwali is a festival of victory of Good over Evil. This festival has a great importance, as it marks the returning of Lord Rama to Ayodhya from 14years exile after his victory over Ravana.
It is festival of the exchange of sweets and gifts. Explosion of fireworks customarily accompany the occasion of this festival. Diwali is an occasion for cheerfulness and togetherness. All the people enjoy this festival with dancing and happiness decorating the earth. On this day whole country seems like a “Heaven”.