Lights! Lights! All around, Diwali is the most auspicious and joyful festival of India. Diwali is a national festival rather than being religious only, especially in India (since Diwali is celebrated in Fiji, Guyana, Srilanka, Myanmar, and Pakistan etc) Hindus, jains, Sikhs celebrate Diwali. Now, Let us tell you How Diwali is celebrated in India?
India is well known for its unity in diversity. Every community and every state has its traditions on Diwali. So let us focus on some of the common tradition so that you can have an idea of how Diwali is celebrated in India.
How Diwali Is Celebrated In India?
Diwali is a great ancient festival of Hindus and other communities as well; it is celebrated on “Kartik Amavasya” which is expected to be occurring in October or November every year. The festival is a Carnival of five consecutive days; the third day is celebrated as a festival of lights.
In Northern India, the legend of Shree Ram return to Ayodhya; after 14 years exile along with his wife and brother after defeating evil Ravana; is linked to Diwali celebration; people worship Goddess Laxmi, Goddes Saraswati and Lord Ganesha on this day; they clean their houses, brighten them up with lamps and lights, make colorful rangoli, to welcome Goddess Laxmi. Friends and families together welcome prosperity, wealth and happiness; also lavishly dress themselves burst crackers and share happiness and most importantly the food.
In the southern part of India, the legend of Lord Krishna’s victory over evil demon Narakasur is linked; however the celebration part is the same. Anyway, whenever we think about Diwali the first thing that comes to our mind is that it is a joyful festival; lamps, fireworks, delicious sweets, and performing pooja. The whole country is decorated as a bride on Diwali. This is how Diwali is celebrated in India regardless of community state.