Diwali Interesting Facts

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Interesting  Facts of Diwali is one of the most popular festival of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair, Also know an as Deepawali and their behind story, Celebrate, Celebration day, Significance. An Interesting Facts of Diwali or Deepawali with unofficial Interesting Facts.

Interesting Facts of Diwali

  • About Festive
  • Story Behind
  • Celebrate
  • Celebration Day

  • Significance
  • Unknown Secrets

  • Prayers
  • Mantras

  • Related Post
  • Sources

1.About Festive

  • The word celebration means” rows of lighted lamps”
  • Also know by ” Festivals of Lights”
  • People lights as many as small oils lamps called “Diyas”, around and inside the home along with the roofs or where ever it can be decorate.
  • The more lamps lights, the more likely is the “Goddess Lakshmi” will tempted to visit and Hindus believe that the Goddess brings WEALTH with her when she visit.
2.Story Behind

  • In North India -This Festival celebrate in the return after 14 years in exile of Lord Rama & Sita to his kingdom Ayodhya,in the story from Ramayana.
  • In South India- people celebrate the day to mark the victory of Lord Krishna over Narakasura.
  • In Eastern States in India- especially Bengal, the day is venerated as a day on which the fierce Goddess Kali vanquished the demon named Bakasura.
  • The word celebration means” rows of lighted lamps”
  • As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that playing dice on the day of Diwali is very auspicious, the reason behind it being the legend which claims, on this day, once Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Lord Shiva and enjoyed the game thoroughly.
3.Celebrate 

  • This festival is calculate by the Lunar Hindu Calnder, it falls on the different days on each year.
  • It take place on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartika during between October, November month.
  • Hindu pray Goddess Laxmi, The goddess of wealth and good fortune. In the evening many people hold small prayer of Goddess Laxmi & God Ganesha.
  • Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices.
  • Lights are left burning so that Goddess Laxmi may feel welcomed and entered.
4.Celebration Day

  • Gifts are exchanged often sweets and candles.
  • People decorate their homes with Rangoli patterns especially outside the home.
  • Traditionally rangoli needs to prepare with  mixture of rice floor, colour and water, with the hope goddess Laxmi will see the beautiful pattern and visit the home.
  • Gambling during Diwali is admitted as there is a belief that it brings good luck and prosperity in the year ahead.
5.Significance

  • On Diwali farmers thank the deities for the harvests they had and pray for a prosperous harvesting season in the upcoming year as it marks the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter.
  • The costumery greeting associated with diwali is ‘Shubh Deepavali’ which means ‘have an auspicious Diwali’.
  • The diyas (lamps) are mentioned in Skanda Purana to symbolically represent parts of the sun, the cosmic giver of light and energy to all life
  • Diwali celebrations go on for significance five days.
  • First Day- Begins with ‘Dhanteras’ or the worship of wealth. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day and there is a custom to purchase something precious. People clean and decorate their homes.
  • Second Day- Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali on this day it is said to remove all sins and impurities. They wear new clothes, offer Puja and enjoy by lighting diyas and bursting few crackers.
  • Third Day- Lakshmi Puja, believed that on this auspicious day Goddess Laxmi will enter homes and bless people with good fortune. Tiny oil diyas, candles and electric lights are placed around the house.
  • Fourth Day- Govardhan Puja or Padva. It is the day when Lord Krishna defeated Indra by lifting the huge Govardhan Mountain. People make a small hillock, usually of cow dung, symbolising Govardhan and worship it.
  • Fifth Day- Bhai Dooj. On this day sisters invite their brothers for a lavish meal and perform a ‘tilak’ ceremony. Sisters pray for their brother’s long and happy life while the brothers give gifts to their sisters.
6.Science Behind

  • During the four months preceding Deepavali, the Absolute fire principle (Tēj tattva) is almost absent in the atmosphere. As a result of this, in earlier times, mighty demons used to dominate and trouble the masses. To be able to counter their threat effectively, Deepavali, which is the worship based on the Absolute fire principle, was celebrated. So Deepavali stands for destroying the distressing elements that dominate the environment, with the Absolute fire principle.
7.Unknown Facts

  • Sikhs celebrate – Near the time of Diwali, the 6th Guru of ( Guru Hargobind Sahabji) release from Mughal Emperor prison. Significantly like hindus since 1577 as the foundation stone of the golden temple was laid on the day of diwali.
  • Jain celebrate- It is said that lord Mahavira attained his Moksha or his Nirvana.The next day of Diwali as new years day.
  • In Malaysia Diwali, Diwali is a National public holiday and is celebrated as Hari Diwali in the month of Aswayuja.
  • In Nepal -Tihar or swanti are the names referred to Diwali and on the fourth day, the hindu god of death, Yama is worshipped for longer life of people for a longer life of the people
8.Prayers 

  • Laxmi Mantras are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with perfection for all types of Siddhis). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Maa Laxmi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & blesses with success. All mantras are disclosed by the Almighty, through the Intelligence, experience of the divinely illuminated sages. Some such powerful Mantras are given below to make all your desires come true during this Diwali.
  • Facing east while Mantra chanting gives special benefits. Chanting of mantra 108 times makes it a Siddha Mantra for the chanter. Light a Diya (lamp) of oil. If possible offer lotus flower to an idol or a picture of Goddess Laxmi. Finally when chanting has over, sit for a few minutes with your eyes closed and thank Maa Laxmi for all her love .
9.Mantras

  • Financial Benefit: ” OM Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namaha”
  • Overall Abundance: “OM Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha”
  • Greater Happiness: “OM Shreem Shree-aee Namaha”
  • Spiritual Growth: “OM Maha Deyvicha Vidmahay ; Vishnu Patnicha Deemahee ; Thanno Lakshmi Prachodayat”
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