Diwali, also called Deewali or Deepawali, is a major festival of Hindus . It is celebrated in Nepal, India and other Indian sub-continent from Thousands of years. This is the festival of lights– the festival is the symbol of victory of the forces of virtue over Evil which Lord Ram got over Ravan- the devil king of Lanka.
Diwali is celebrated on the day of Amavasya- this 31st day of Hindu month of Ashwin. In 2009, Diwali will be celebrated on Oct 17-18.
Diwali Celebration – The festival is celebrated for 5 days
- The first day of Diwali is called the Dhanteras, Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhantryaodashi.
- The second day is called the Choti Diwali . It is also called as Narak Chaturdasi.
- The third day is main Diwali festival. It is also called as Lakshmi Puja.
- The fourth day of Diwali is called Padwa or VarshaPratipada and Govardhan Puja,
- The fifth day of Diwali is called as Bhai Duj or Bhratri Dooj
Things to do on Diwali
- Diwali is a time for a fresh and new beginning.
- Forgive and forget misdeeds, personal discord and conflict. Welcome the unity,
- peace and Love.
- Business should start new ledgers and account book with Diwali puja.
- Clean your house, shops & business places to welcome Laxmi Mata.
- Make a Rangoli at the entrance of your door.
- Lighten diyas, candles and lamps
- Gift to your family, relative and loved ones
- Deusi and bhailo- most of Nepalese play deusi bhailo enjoying in the tihar and festival of colors dancing and singing the songs of Goddess and colors
- While others like to play cards- we suggest you play within your family only
- Please, no drinking outside your home. Think again
- Do not forget to send happy diwali sms to your family, friends and beloved ones. Deepawali greetings and sms will express your feelings on this festive air.
- The best diwali/ tihar sms are in another article.
- Listen to Bhailini- Traditional Festival Music online (available for free on our site ekendraonline.com) – Typical Folk; Classical; Traditional; Fusion