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Why Diwali is celebrated in 2019?

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Why Diwali is celebrated in 2019?
First, I want to wish you, Happy Diwali in advance :)

Now, let us know something about Diwali

Diwali is also known as Deepavali is celebrated not only by Hindus, but also by Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists.

 This festival is related to kali Puja, Bandi Chhor Divas, Tihar, SwatiSohrai and Bandna.

For this beautiful occasion, people prepare themselves weeks before its arrival.

They decorate their houses with beautiful colors, diyas, lights (Jhalar)floor is decorated with rangoli etc. They wear new clothes, new shoes and they try to look their best on this auspicious occasion.
This occasion is four to five days long, and it symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance," Light stands here for knowledge and consciousness.

Now, let us see the 3 reasons "Why Diwali is Celebrated ?"

The 3 reasons "Why Diwali is Celebrated?"

Why diwali is celebrated still in 2019?



Diwali is celebrated because of the following traditional reasons:-

1) Hindus across the world celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated Ravana in Treta Yuga. To honor the return of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana from Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers light Diyas to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

2) For some, Diwali also celebrates the return of Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of "Agyatavas" in Mahabharata.  Furthermore, Deepavali is linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, who is venerated amongst Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and is the wife of Lord Vishnu. The 5-day festival of Diwali begins on the day when Goddess Lakshmi was born from the churning of the ocean of milk by the gods and the demons; while the night of Diwali is the day, Lakshmi chose Vishnu as her husband and they were married.

3) Diwali is also originated as a mark of victory of good over wicked after the Lord Krishna's triumph over Narakasura. Lord Krishna who was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu killed the wicked Narakasura and released 16000 girls captivated by him.


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When will Diwali be celebrated in 2019?

    earthen lamp sourrounded by different layers of flowers - Happy Diwali

    We will celebrate Diwali on 27 October 2019.

    The date of other related festivals are:- 

    1) Dhanteras (25th October)
    2) Naraka Chaturdashi (26th October)
    3) Laxmi Puja or Diwali (27th October)
    4) Bhai Dooj (28th October)

    What was the History Of Diwali? 


    What was the History Of Diwali?


    We know the history of Deepavali from various sources.

    The festival "Diwali" is introduced in the ancient Sanskrit texts like Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. In the former text, oil lamps (diyasare narrated as the heavenly contributor of energy and light to all the living beings.

    Diwali coexists with the black night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

    King Harsha mentioned Deepavali in Nagananda (7th century) and Rajasekhara refers to deepavali as dipamalika in his 9th century kavyamimamsa. They point out deepavali as a tradition of homes being whitewashed and decoration of homes, shops, streets in the night.

    Various travellers who came to India also mentioned Diwali in their texts.

    Let us see the views of ancient travellers on Diwali.

    What were the views of famous Ancient Travellers?

    Niccolo de Conti, who was a venetian merchant & traveller wrote about Diwali in his biography.

    Al Biruni, the historian & Persian traveller mentioned Diwali being admired by Hindus in the month of kartika with the new moon.

    The Portuguese named Domingo, who visited Vijayanagara Empire, wrote about Diwali in his chronicle, that Deepavali was celeberated in October with people illuminating diyas in their homes, marketplace, temples, etc.


    How other religions celebrate Diwali?


    Deepavali is celebrated not only by Hindus but also by Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists, although different religions celebrate Diwali because of different historical events and stories.

    Now, I will tell you that Why other religions celebrate Diwali?

    Newar Buddishts

    Lord Buddha Famous Golden Statue

    While most Buddhist do not consider Diwali as a festival to themselves, but many Newar Buddhist of Nepal celebrate Deepavali just like Hindus with great joy & happiness. 

    They acknowledge this event by preaching and offering prayers to Goddess Laxmi and Vishnu.

    According to some spectators, the Newar Buddhist celebrate Diwali to reflect their freedom within Mahayana Buddhist tradition to preach any God for their earthly betterment.

    Jainism

    The reason behind the 'celebration of Diwali' for this community is different. 

    For this religion, they celebrate Diwali because of the ritual know as 'Mahavira Nirvana Divas', the physical death and final Nirvana of Mahavira.

    They celebrate Diwali to show their dedication towards Mahavira. 

    However, Jain Diwali has similar practises like Hindu Diwali such as offering prayers to Goddess Laxmi and illuminating their surroundings with Diyas oil lamps), etc .

    Sikhs 

    According to various Sikh scholars, Diwali highlights 3 events in Sikh History:-

    1) The release of Guru Hargobind Singh from the Jahangir prison.

    2) The death of Bhai Mani Singh,  because of his failure to pay the fine for celebrating Diwali                 and his refusal to convert to Islam.

    3) The establishment of the city of Amritsar in 1577. 

    Now, after gaining a bit of knowledge of Diwali, let us know about the festivals succeeding and preceding Diwali.

    Dhanteras 2019 (Day 1)

    We extract the word Dhanteras from Dhan meaning wealth and teras meaning thirteen; we relate the latter to the 13 days of the black fortnight of kartik and the starting of Deepavali.

    Ayurvedic and health related experts also relates "Dhan" to the Ayurvedic icon Dhanvantari, the god of healing & health, who we believed emerged on the same day as Lakshmi from the " churning of the cosmic ocean".

    On this auspicious day, people clean their homes & shops, place diyas near the idols of Laxmi & Ganesh, decorate doorways with rangoli and with coloured sand.

    On this Day, people buy gold made jewelleries, new utensils, firecrackers, etc.

    Naraka Chaturdashi, Chhoti Diwali 2019 (Day 2)

    The word " Naraka" means hell and "Chaturdashi" means "Fourteen". It expounds the rituals and practises of this day as the way to free any souls suffering in "Naraka", or " Hell". 

    Some Hindus also celebrate this day by worshipping the souls of their ancestors and illuminating their path in the cycle afterlife.

    We also celebrate Chhoti Diwali as a victory over Narakasura by Lord Krishna. After the glorious victory, Lord Krishna liberated 16,000 imprisoned princess kidnapped by Narakasura  (demon).

    The people living in Tamil Nadu, Goa and Karnataka commonly celebrate this auspicious day as Diwali. Many also visit their favourite Hindu Temple.

    Laxmi Puja 2019 (Day 3)

    Small-Statue-Goddess-Laxmi

    This is the most auspicious and prestigious day when Hindu, Jain and Sikh temples & homes are glowing with lamps (Diyas), thus making this day the "festivals of lights". The term "Deepavali" comes from Sanskrit word deep, which means Indian Lamps.

    On this day, Shopkeepers perform "pooja" ritual in their premises and they also close their shops allowing workmen to enjoy family time.

    People will wear their best outfits and will offer prayers to Goddess Laxmi in the evening. After the "pooja" ritual people specially the kids celebrate this day by burning firecrackers and then they share feast, sweets and deserts with other family members.

    Govardhan Puja (Day 4)


    It is regionally called as Bali Pratipada, Kartik Shukla Pratipada etc.

    This day is associated with various traditions such as the tale of Bali's defeat at the hands of Vishnu.

    It is celebrated on the first day of bright fortnight of luni-solar calendar. The term "Govardhan " is associated with the Govardhan mountain, uplifted by Lord Krishna to protect farming communities from floods and rains triggered by Indra's anger.

    Lord-Krishna-Govardhan-Mountain


    This event is celebrated by building small mountain like replica from cow dung to remember the legendry works of Lord Krishna.

    In Gujarat, Annakut or Govardhan Pooja is the first day of the new year and is acknowledged by the purchase of fundamentals, such as salt, preaching Lord Krishna and visiting temples.

    Bhau-Beej, Bhai Duj (Day 5)

    This day celebrates the love between Sisters & Brothers, just like Raksha Bandhan.

    This day represents the traditional story of Yama's sister Yamuna welcoming him with a tilak on his forehead and this day is also interpreted as the arrival of Lord Krishna at his sister's (Subhadra) place. She welcomes Lord Krishna with tilak on his forehead.

    On this auspicious day, family of womenfolk offer prayers for the welfare of their brothers, then they feed their brothers with their own hands and in return they receive gifts.

    Some artisans of Hindu & Sikh community celebrates the fourth day as Vishwakarma puja day. 

    Various people of Hindu & other communities also decorate their floors with Rangoli.
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    General FAQ


    When will Diwali be celebrated in 2019?

    We will celebrate Diwali on 27 October 2019.

    Why Diwali is Celebrated?

    We celebrate Diwali to honor the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from the exile of 14 years after Rama defeated Ravana in Treta Yuga. Some people also celebrate Diwali to honor the return of  Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of "Agyatavas" in Mahabharata.

    What was the history of Diwali? 

    We found Diwali was mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit texts like Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. In the former, oil lamps (diyas) are narrated as the heavenly contributor of energy and light to all the living beings. King Harsha mentioned Diwali in Nagananda (7th century) and Rajasekhara refers to Diwali as dipamalika in his 9th century kavyamimamsa.

    How many religions celebrate Diwali?

    Hindu, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists are the 4 religions who celebrate Diwali with great joy and happiness.