SunstarTV Bureau: ‘Diwali’ is the time of the year when streets are filled with colorful lights and shoppers are flocking in the market to buy sweets and gifts. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes.
Today, Lakshmi Pujan must be performed during Pradosh Kaal. The shubh muhurat is between 5:28 PM to 7:24 PM.
Diwali is usually celebrated twenty days after Dashera festival. It formally begins two days before the night of Diwali, and ends two days after Diwali, marking the first day of the celebrants prepare by cleaning their homes and making decoration on the floor , such as rangolis. The second day is Naraka Chaturdashi. The third day is the day of Lakshmi Puja and the darkest night of the traditional month. In some parts of India, the day after Lakshmi Puja is marked with the Govardhan Puja.
Spiritual essence of Diwali
This five-day long festival symbolises the spiritual victory over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Folk talk about Diwali
The festival is likely a fusion of harvest in ancient India; it is a post-harvest festival celebrating the bounty following the arrival of the monsoon in the subcontinent, which is widely, associated ‘Lakshmi’ (goddess of prosperity).
It is celebrated on the Amavasya Tithi in the Kartik month. On this day along with goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh (represents Auspiciousness) is also worshipped.
Mythological mystery of Diwali
According to Hindhu mythology, it is a celebration of joy, when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman after defeating Ravan in Lanka and serving 14 years of exile.
Scientific facts behind Diwali
- Diwali falls during winter, which is a perfect weather to promote the low temperature and humid. Hence, the bacteria start propagating. An ignited oil lamp, together with the chemicals evolved from the flame kills these bacterial populations.
- Another interesting thing to note is that the light of the Diya superposes over the magnetic field around your superficial electromagnetic flux. The phenomenon activated your blood cells and the immunity provided by them makes you feel so energetic and full of life.
This year due to COVID it might not be possible to celebrate Diwali with your friends and family. But the distance cannot take away the joy of this festival. You can celebrate this time virtual Diwali by sending some lovely wishes, messages, quotes, images, Facebook & WhatsApp status with your friends and family on Diwali to wish them luck and prosperity.
We wish you a very happy and joyful Diwali.
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