Deepawali or Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.
The names of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. The festivities start with Dhanteras followed by Kali Chaudash on second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva or Govardhan Puja on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhai Dooj dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day.
There is significant variation in regional practices and rituals. Depending on the region, prayers are offered before one or more deities, with most common being Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. On Diwali night, fireworks light up the neighbourhood skies. Later, family members and invited friends celebrate the night over food and sweets.
Celebrate the festival of lights with easypuja.