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In this article, we’ll tell you the reasons why diwali is called the festival of lights…
Diwali or Deepawali is an auspicious time for all of us, to welcome Goddess Laxmi we clean our houses and do a lot of decorations; Diwali is undoubtedly an exciting festival, sweets, clothes, decorated house and rangoli everything about Diwali is special and bright.
But what is the significance of lights in Diwali? Why Diwali is called the festival of lights?
Why Diwali Is Called The Festival Of Lights?
Diwali more elaborately “Deepawali” literally means “Row of Lights”, Deep means earthen lamps, Vali means Rows. There are different beliefs behind it, Why Diwali is called the festival of lights?
According to Hinduism
Shree Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile along with his beloved wife Sita and brother Laxman and with the glory of victory of Dharma (good) over Adharma (evil); the real king of Ayodhya returned after killing evil Ravana; his people welcomed him with enthusiasm and light lamps all over the Ayodhya.
Another legend is, Diwali is an auspicious occasion since Lord Vishnu married Goddess Laxmi on this day.
According to Jainism
it is a day of Nirvana of Lord Mahaveer (the 24th and last trithankars of Jains and founder of modern Jainism) the world became ignorant thus to abolish the darkness of ignorance people brighten up their houses and surroundings.
Diwali for various reasons the most important one is the third Sikh Guru Amar Das founded the festival of lights as an occasion when all the Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings.
India is an agricultural country and Diwali mark the end of the rainy season and the start of winters, hence in many parts of India Diwali is celebrated as agricultural festivals with different names so that farmers can have a good harvest.
Association with history, it is said that the legendary king of India Vikramaditya was coroneted on the day of Diwali following his enormous victory over Shaks in 56th BC, the tremendous celebration is still maintained by us this is how Diwali is associated with history.
Diwali has so many reasons for being called the festivals of lights; however the spiritual meaning of Diwali is most important Hinduism is based on concept of inner self called Atama; something beyond the physical self; Diwali symbolize the light of true Knowledge which abolish all the ignorance, and awakening of our inner self.
Thus, there are still many justifications of why Diwali is called the festival of lights.