Diwali is also known as Deepavali in which the ‘deep’ means ‘light’ or ‘lamp’ and ‘avali’ means ‘the rows’. Therefore Deepavali is celebrated by lighting the rows of lamps or lights at their houses by the people. Spiritual people follow different rituals according to their traditions and customs to celebrate diwali schedule. Hindus offer their prayers of deity Lakshmi. In other parts of nations Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna are worshipped. People name this festival differently like Kali Puja or Bandi Choorh Divas and others according to their religion.
The festival is marked by five important days. The First day of Diwali is called “Dhanteras”. On this day goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by the people to be blessed with wealth and prosperity in their lives. The second day of Diwali is “Naraka Chaturdashi” it is also known as “Kali Chaudas”. This is the day to abolish the laziness and evil sources which create hell in our life and enlightening the life with joy and enthusiasm. The third day of Diwali is celebrated as the main festival of Diwali. People decorate their homes and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps (diya). Fireworks are set off in the evening by the children with their family members. The fourth day is celebrates husband-wife relationship and men present gifts to their beloved wives. The fifth day is celebrated as Bhai-Beej in which sister-brother relationship is celebrated by exchanging gifts and prayers. On this day the sister prays for her brother’s success and well-being.
Spiritual significance of Diwali marks the celebration with prayers and offerings. Kids and teens celebrate the festival in a different and joyous way by bursting crackers and enjoying amazing fireworks covering the wide sky overhead. Lamps and lanterns are lightened and youngsters enjoy the dazzling effect over small gatherings with their pals or cousins. The festival diwali 2014 makes a great celebration for all age groups and people enjoy its spiritual significance in a divine way.
Well now, it is clear that Deepavali is the festival of lights and enthusiasm. Deepavali brings joy and happiness in everyone’s lives.