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15 Facts About Diwali you Should Know About!


India is country of Festivals. There are 21 festival vacation in India per Year which is more than any other Country in the World. 

Since india is a country of diverse believes and culture and every citizen is free to practice their own believe it is natural to have so many festival in country like India. 

But one which is the most famous one is Diwali or also known as Deepawali. Today, you will see some Amazing facts About Diwali. 



#1. Season of celebration of Diwali

Diwali date according to lunar cycle

Diwali is a festival always comes in the month of Karthika, as per the lunar cycles. 

On the thirteenth day which is called as trayodashi, the thirteenth day of the karthika month is the festival of Diwali.



#2. Story behind Celebration.

Lord Ram

The main reason for celebrating Diwali is that Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya on this day after spending 14 years of exile with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman.

People of Ayodhya enlighten the whole city to welcome them. For this reason, we celebrate it as a festival of light.



 #3. Diwali is celebrated for different reason in South India.

Reason of celebration of Diwali in south india

In Most parts of South india Diwali is celebrated because of shri krishna won battle against Narakasura.

Narakasura used to be a Rakshash (Demon) who stole Indra's mother's crown. And was defeated by shri krishna and his wife satyabhama.



#4. Return of Pandavas.

Return of padav in hastinapur

According to Mahabharata, when the Pandavas returned to Hastinapur after 12 years. It was the day of Diwali.

In the joy of their return, the people of Hastinapur decorated the whole town. 

And welcomed them in Hastinapur by brightening the whole hastinapur with lamps.



#5. Pollution after Diwali

Pollution

Last year in 2019 the pollution level after Diwali went to 999 AQI which is 16 times more than prescribed AQI limit.

According to stats 55 days of Normal days pollution is equal to that of 1 day of Diwali.





#6. Dhanteras, Day of buying Gold.

Gold,dhanteras

Indian household have more than 10 percent of the Gold of the all world.
And most of it is bought during the first day of Diwali festival known as dhanteras.



#7. Importance of Diwali in sikh community.

Golden temple amritsar

Diwali is also important for Sikhs because on this day the foundation of the Golden Temple was laid in Amritsar in 1577.

On top of that the Sixth Sikh Guru Hargovind Singh Ji was released from prison on 1619 on the day of diwali.



#8. Celebrated Worldwide.

Diwali in singapur

In India more than 800 million people celebrate Diwali in india.

Apart from India, the festival of Diwali is also celebrated in countries like Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyan Singapore Malaysia Sri Lanka and Fiji.



#9. Meaning of Deepawali.

Meaning of Deepawali

Diwali is also Known as Deepawali. Meaning Deepawali is garland of lamps.

On this day lamps are lighted in home and arranged in shape of garland.



#10. Narsimha Incarnation.

Narshimha Avtar

According to hindu mythology, on the day of Diwali, Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu.

By becoming the incarnation of Narasimha and saves his follower prahlaad.



#11. Kali is worshiped in east.

In the eastern region of India, Orissa and West Bengal, Hindus worship Kali instead of Lakshmi, and this festival is called Kali Puja.





#12. Diwali is also celebrated by jain community.


According to Jain beliefs, Mahavir Swami, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara, attained salvation on this day.



#13. Diwali Puja.

Laxmi-puja-Diwali

At night people worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

Along with Lakshmi people also pray ganesha to overcome obstacles; and Saraswati the symbol of music, literature.



#14. Festival of 5 day.

Deepawali

The festival of Diwali is celebrated for five days.

Dhanteras is celebrated on the first day, Chhoti Diwali on the second day, Lakshmi Puja on the third day, Govardhan Puja on the fourth day and Bhaiya Dooj on the fifth day.



#15. Festival of Major shopping.

Cracker

The festival of Diwali is major shopping period in India.  

Each year during Diwali, firecrackers worth about 6000  crore rupees are sold. And more than 90 % is from one single place in tamil Nadu called shivakashi.

And in total 25000 crores rupees of goods sold each year in this 5 days of diwali.



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