Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is the festival of lights: deep means "light" and avali "a row," or "a row of lights." Diwali is marked by four days of celebration, which literally illuminates the country with its brilliance and dazzles all with its joy. The Diwali festival occurs in late October or early November. It falls on the 15th day of the Hindu month, Kartik, so it varies every year.
All of the simple rituals of Diwali have significance and a story to tell.
Homes are illuminated with lights and firecrackers fill the skies as an
expression of respect to the heavens for the attainment of health, wealth,
knowledge, peace, and prosperity. According to one belief, the sound of
firecrackers indicates the joy of the people living on earth, making the gods
aware of their plentiful state.
Diwali can be traced back to ancient India. It most likely began as an
important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to
the origin of Diwali. Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of
Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, with Lord Vishnu. Others use it as a celebration
of her birthday as Lakshmi is said to have been born on the new moon day of
Science behind wearing Mangalsutra As per Hindu Dharma, Mangalsutra is an ornament of a woman denoting her marital status. Each person makes a Mangalsutra for the bride as per his capacity. If it is not possible to make a Mangalsutra with a cord of gold or silver, they make it by stringing black beads in a thread. In the center of the Mangalsutra there are two cups. The cups should be round and there should be no design on its front. This structure is associated with the Energy of Knowledge.
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