Diwali, Festival of Lights
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As we all know, the festival of lights, Diwali is here, so today I will tell you about Diwali.
Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated in most parts of India. It is celebrated to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, with many other regional traditions connecting this day to Sita and Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Yama, Yami, Durga, Kali, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kubera, Dhanvantari, or Vishvakarman.
In the lead-up to Diwali, people clean, renovate, and decorate their houses. At Diwali time, people wear new clothes, decorate their houses with diyas, rangolis, and decorative items. People worship Goddess Lakshmi on the festival of Diwali. People lit crackers or "Patakhe" on the night of Diwali.
The first day, known as Dhanteras, is dedicated to cleaning homes and purchasing small items of gold. Lakshmi is the focus of worship on that day. The second day, called Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali, commemorates Krishna’s destruction of Narakasura; prayers are also offered for the souls of ancestors. On the third day, Lakshmi Puja, families seek blessings from Lakshmi to ensure their prosperity; light diyas, candles, and fireworks; and visit temples. It is the main day of the Diwali festival. The fourth day, known as Goverdhan Puja, Balipratipada, or Annakut, commemorating Krishna’s defeat of Indra, the king of the gods, is also the first day of Karttika and the start of the new year in the Vikrama (Hindu) calendar. Merchants perform religious ceremonies and open new account books. The fifth day, called Bhai Dooj, Bhai Tika, or Bhai Bij, celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. On that day sisters pray for the success and well-being of their brothers.
Diwali is a period when people purchase many new things and throw the old thing. As per the report, China has faced a loss of ₹40,000 crores this year on Diwali. People purchase gifts, gold, jewelry, and small statues of gods. People go to the houses of their relatives with gifts and sweets to celebrate Diwali.