Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
What can the festival of Diwali tell us about Hinduism?
Diwali marks the return of the Hindu deity Rama to his kingdom after defeating the demon king Ravana. The holiday also marks the deity Krishna’s victory over Narakasura, the demon of ignorance, according to Hinduism Today.
What the Diwali festival Symbolises?
Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity. Diwali itself is the third day of the festival, and falls on the darkest day of the Hindu lunar month, Kartik.
What is the brightest and biggest Hindu festival in India?
Diwali: The Biggest and Brightest Hindu Festival.
Why is Diwali so special?
Diwali is probably the commemoration of their blissful marriage. Others think it to be a celebration of Lakshmi’s birthday, as Lakshmi is said to have been born on the new-moon day of Kartik. In Bengal, the Deepavali, or Deepabali, is dedicated to the worship of the powerful goddess Kali, the dark goddess of strength.
What are the 5 days of Diwali 2020?
We take a look at the five-day festival that will go something like this in 2020:
- Day 1 – Dhanteras: (November 12, 2020) …
- Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdashi, Chhoti Diwali (Nov 13, 2020) …
- Day 3 – Lakshmi Puja/Kali Puja (Nov 14, 2020) …
- Day 4 – Govardhan Puja (Nov 15, 2020) …
- Day 5 – Bhai Dooj/Vishwakarma Puja (Nov 16, 2020)
Why Lord Rama is not Worshipped on Diwali?
According to popular belief, when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after his exile, the first thing He did was to worship Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi. Since then the tradition started to worship Laxmi and Ganesh on Diwali. It evolved into a religious custom to worship Laxmi and Ganesh on Diwali night as “Diwali Puja”.
Do Sikh celebrate Diwali?
Diwali is the biggest festival for many Hindus, also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. It symbolises the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness.
What Hindu festival is today 2020?
List of Religious Holidays of Hindu in 2020
|Wed||Jan 29, 2020Jan 29||Vasant Panchami|
|Sat||Feb 08, 2020Feb 08||Thaipusam|
|Fri||Feb 21, 2020Feb 21||Maha Shivaratri|
|Mon||Mar 09, 2020Mar 09||Holika Dahan|