Celebrating the 5 Great Days of Diwali

October 30 2011No Commented

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The festival of Diwali marks as the first point of an exciting new business and farming year in many states. It also celebrates the greatness of being good. The holiday of Diwali is celebrated over a term of 5 days. Every day has its wonderful and very own great significance and is celebrated with same seriousness as the primary holiday. Preparations of the event start long before the actual 5 days of celebrating. People anticipate Diwali all year-long. Here is a short outline of the 5 days of merriment to prepare for Diwali 2011.

Dhanterus: The word ‘Dhan ‘ means money or wealth in English. As the name implies this day is entirely devoted to the worship of goddess of wealth Laxmi. This day falls on the 13th lunar day of the Kartik month of the Hindi calendar. This day also marks the beginning of the New Year for the thriving merchant community. Furthermore, there is also a tradition of buying new utensils (principally steel). It is believed that new cutlery bring wealth to the house.

Choti Diwali or Nark Chaturdesi: This is the day prior to primary event. This is the day when Lord Krishna snuffed out the demon Naraksura. Folks get up early in the morning i.e. Before the sun sets and light up wheat flour diyas (14) in and around the house. The number fourteen (14) suggests the fourteenth (14th) lunar day of Kartik month.

Diwali: This is the day of the key holiday. The celebrations always start with the worship of goddess of wealth Laxmi after sunset. The whole house/office/business place is decorated with strings of light, diyas and candles. The lights are believed to sometimes attract prosperity and wealth to the house. Folks clean their home and dress up in new garments before the puja.

Govardhan Puja: The 4th day celebrations are spent in the worship of Lord Govardhan Parvat. This is the time when farmers and cattle owners worship their fields, cattle, plough and all of the tools of the trade. Cattle are dressed up in colors, strings of paper and flower. It is believed that worshiping them makes sure a brilliant yield all through the year and brings contentment and happiness to their dwellings.

Bhai Dooj: The fifth (5th) and the very last day of Diwali celebrations celebrate the special relationship between bros and sisters. Sisters adorn a tilak and give sweets to their siblings and pray for their long lives. Bros bring gifts for their sisters and promise to guard and protect them all thru their lives. The custom asserts that brothers who eat a meal prepared by their sisters on this day never go to hell.

Zane AL-Said started the Diwali Network Blog with the aim of providing event stories, media, articles and Blogs for the community who celebrate Deepavali annually.

Zane is an IT professional who enjoys his folks on a regular basis and his Formula 1 fortnightly.

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