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Diwali 2022: What?, Why?, When?, and How?

Created by Asttrolok in Astrology 30 Aug 2023
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Diwali 2022: What?, Why?, When?, and How?

Diwali is a Hindu holiday celebrated globally. This festival's celebration is praised abroad. India's biggest festival. On this day, millions of Diyas are lit (earthen lamps) Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu calendar's Kartika month, the thirteenth fortnight. Gregorian calendar places the commemoration in October or November.

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Diwali celebrates Lord Ram's return from 14-month exile with Laxman and Sita. The celebration also involves honoring Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Ganesh, lighting earthen lamps with ghee, and decorating homes with Rangoli, and flowers.

People light lamps welcoming Lord Ram and Goddess Sita on the darkest night of the month. People say Diya can remove darkness. Also. Diwali is a celebration of praising God to remove evil. Festivals illuminate people.


Deepawali significance


Diwali commemorates Lord Ram's victory over the evil king Ravana and returns home. Sanskrit's Deepawali means "row of lights." People burn Diya, lamps, flowers, and colors for Deepawali. Nighttime illuminates homes, temples, and streets.

Diwali is a five-day holiday in most of India, but the third day is the most significant because it's when people worship Gods.


Diwali's Meaning


Diwali celebrates various holidays. Deepawali preparations include Dhanteras, Deepdan, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. It's a joyous five-day celebration.

Diwali is religious, historical, traditional, social, and economic. This celebration unites diverse people. Diwali transcends faith, region, and bigotry. On this day, righteous people join. All of India celebrates Diwali differently. This holiday is also called Diwali.

It is connected to nature. Diwali frees the atmosphere of distorted insects. Folktales say that Diya insects' light helps travelers reach their destination.

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Diwali Tale


According to legend, in the seventh-century newlyweds received lights to commemorate Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

Dipamalika appears in Rajashekhar's ninth-century book. This story mentions cleaning and lamp-decorating practices. It mentions Al-11th-century Biruni's India chronicle.

Lord Ram and Goddess Sita return from 14-year exile (Vanvasa) on the same day. Ayodhya ignites lamps to commemorate the return of King Ram. Diwali is celebrated worldwide to commemorate Lord Ram's return.

The celebration also celebrates Yama and Nachiketa on Kartika Amavasya. This story demonstrates wealth and knowledge. Yama and Nachiketa show righteousness. This story celebrates Diwali's brightness, wisdom, and wealth.


Diwali 2022: Festivity and Customs


5-day Diwali festivity. On Diwali's third day, people light lamps and decorate with flowers. This day honors Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh. Diwali in India has several connotations:

  • First Day of Festivity - Worshipping the Gods for wealth and success. Dhanteras is the first holiday. "Dhan" means wealth and "Teras" is the 13th day of a lunar fortnight in the Hindu calendar. This day honors wealth. Hindu mythology says Goddess Laxmi emerges from the ocean on this day. Puja and offerings welcome her into people's lives. This celebration encourages buying gold and jewelry.In the south, people honor Dhanvantari today. He may be Lord Vishnu. He's revered for creating Ayurveda. Dhanteras 2022 is on October 22.

  • The Second Day of the Celebration - Naraka Chaturdashi
    The second festival day is also known as Chhoti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi. In Hindu legend, Kali and Krishna destroy Narakasura on this day. Chhoti Diwali involves burning demon effigies. Naraka Chaturdashi 2022 falls on October 23.

  • The Third Day of the Festivity - Dipawali
    This is the festival's primary day when major rites occur. Amavasya, the third day, is a new moon. On this day, people pray to goddess Laxmi to bless their lives. In the north, Diwali is celebrated with enthusiasm. This day is special for cooking. In Hindu tradition, the day is celebrated with flowers, lamps, and excellent food. Each residence cooks special meals. West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam celebrate a day before the north. Diwali 2022 is on October 24.
  • The Fourth Day of Festivity - Gowardhan Pooja
    Due to regional differences in customs, this day of the festival has a variety of meanings across the nation. It is recognized as Govardhan Puja.  Legends link the fourth day to Lord Krishna. On this day in legend, Krishna vanquishes Indra, the god of storms and lightning. Maharashtrians commemorate the victory of Lord Vishnu over Bali. In Gujarat, this day marks the new year. This year Gowardhan Pooja falls on October 25.

  • The Fifth Day of Festivity - Bhai Dooj
    The final day of the five-day Diwali festival is referred to as Bhai Dooj in Hindu tradition. This day is devoted to the relationship between brothers and sisters. Hindu Gods are worshipped and offerings are given forth on this day. In 2022, Bhai Dooj falls on November 26.

    Citations
    Diwali is a major Hindu celebration because it symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Also, it combines to harvest and lighting.

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