The most favorite and loved festival is here! Do you know how is it celebrated all across India? Read on to more
It’s that time of the year again, where there are festivities galore, there is happiness and warmth all around and it is time to celebrate the most important and loved festival of India, Diwali.
The celebrations are held all over the year round with much enthusiasm, joy and lot of gaiety. People come together and to spread the warmth and grandeur and it is believed to bring in wealth and prosperity.
However it is celebrated differently in different parts of the country. The vibe and the thinking is pretty much the same but that way of celebrating is slightly different.
The roots of Diwalitraditionally lie in North India itself and the kind of celebrations are equally different.
- According to the legend, Diwali is celebratedas a result of the homecoming of Ram to the city of Ayodhya.
- It is celebrated with lights, fireworks, crackers and a whole lot of different entertainment.
- The huge effigies of Ravana are burnt symbolizing the victory of Lord Ram.
- Goddess Laxmi, Ganesha are also worshipped and the temples are dedicated to Lord Rama.
In the eastern part of India also, it is celebrated with much fanfare and lanterns are places across different homes.
- Various sweetmeats are distributed all across the place.
- The primitive custom here is to celebrate the burning of the jute stems, which is supposedly called out to remember the forefathers.
- In West Bengal, Goddess Kali is worshipped and the festival is marked with huge pandals and impressive decors.
The celebrations being almost around 15 days prior and the streets light up with a lot of shopping frenzy freaks.
- It normally goes on around for 5-6 days with different days dedicated to each one of the day.
- Images of small intricate images of Goddess Laxmi are drawn in front of the house.
In South India, it is celebrated in the month of Thula.
- Narak Chaturdashi is the main day of the celebrations of the Tamlis.
- Individual homes are celebrated with traditional Kolam designs as is the tradition.
- Newlywed couples also celebrate Thali Deepawal,which is the traditional festival which all the newlyweds perform.
In rural India the custom is slightly different as it is mostly associated with the harvest celebrations and worshipping of the farms. It is more a celebrations of their farms rather than the actual pomp and fair although it is celebrated at dusk and with earthen lamps being lit up and bursting of the firecrackers.
Diwali is by far the biggest and the most important festival of India. And it is celebrated with equal grandeur with friends and relatives.