Diwali or Deepavali is not a single day festival, it comes with a bunch of festivals in India. In a normal scenario, this festival could last up to 5 days. From past few weeks from Diwali, people start cleaning and decorating their homes and offices. People decorate their houses and offices with paper or plastics strips & flowers, Rangoli, diyas, candles and lights.
This year Happy Diwali 2016 is going to held on October 30, Sunday. The festivals start with Lakshmi Pujan in which all family members have to take part and worship pray for the betterment of all mankind, their families and every living one on the earth. After that, they began to wish Happy Diwali to their family members, neighbours, relatives and love once. People also exchange Diwali’s Sweets with each other on this occasion. Then people lights up Diya’s in homes and nearby areas to remove darkness. Children’s and teens are very happy on this occasions as they got new dresses & firecrackers to burn and enjoy this festival of lights.
As we said above this festival is known with multiple names on the regional basis but the most common name is “Diwali”. Some other popular names for Diwali / Deepavali as:
Laxmi Pujan: This festival is also known as Laxmi Pujan as on this day we worship Ganesh-Laxmi puja. Wifes prays to goddess Laxmi for log life of their husbands.
Deva Diwali: This name of Diwali is popular amongst Jain community of Hindu culture. People worship their god “Mahavira” on this day.
Kaumudi Mahostavam: A well-known name for Diwali / Deepavali in the southern part of India, most used in Andhra Pradesh.
Thalai Deepam: On this day people lights up Diya’s to remove darkness from every corner of their life.
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