Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

One of the biggest celebrations in India is Diwali, the magnificent Festival of Light, which marks the start of the Hindu New Year. Diwali is also known as Divali or Deepavali or Deepawali in Sanskrit. The celebrations can last four or five days and occur on the fifteenth day of the second dark fortnight of the month of kartika (which can occur between October and November each year). Countries like India and Nepal are ablaze with lights and hues at this time to commemorate the victory of good over evil.
Day 1. Vasu Baras. 
Cows and calves, which are revered as holy creatures in the nation, are worshipped on the first day of the holiday, and every residence is meticulously cleaned.

Day 2. Dhan Teras. 
The birth of the god Dhanvantri is commemorated on the second day of Diwali. The business climate is the most wealthy and lucrative. At this time, candles and lamps are positioned inside the homes.

Day 3. Kali Chaudas or Chaturdashi. 
The festival's third day is its most significant day. the time when light triumphed over darkness. Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura on this day. It is the most celebrated day in South India.

Day 4. Diwali/ Deepawali or Lakshmi Puja. 
In North India, it is the most significant day of the Diwali celebration. The first day of the new Hindu year is the fourth. Every household offers prayers to Lakshmi and Ganesh, the goddesses of success, prosperity, and riches who are known as the Queen of the Festival and the Wife of the God Vishn. To exchange gifts, friends and family get together.

Day 5. Govardhan Puja.

In India, there are several ways to observe this day. On this day, Krishna overcame Indra. He killed the latter and set the captive maidens free. To deepen their relationships with their spouses and brothers, husbands frequently offer them special presents.
Diwali is known for its lights as well as its celebration of firecrackers, delectable sweets, and brand-new clothing. Wearing new clothing is a gesture of adoration for the new Hindu year. To ensure a warm start for everyone, the best candies are manufactured and given as gifts to family, friends, neighbors, and the less fortunate. To symbolize the prosperity of the coming days, it is also common to purchase new items for the home.

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