Dipawali 2022 | Date | Significance | legend and |Celebration

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What are the five dates of Deepavali 2022?

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Even though, it is said that Diwali is celebrated only for one day but it is actually celebrated for 5 days,

* October 22: It is the day of Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodashi. It is the day on which people buy something, specially made of metal because it is considered that Goddess Lakshmi resides in all metals. On this day, Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. People also purchase electronic gadgets, furniture, and other things as a sign of good fortune and auspicious.

* October 23: It is the second day which is known as Narak Chaturdashi or Chhoti Diwali. On this day, people light Diyas partly. According to Hindu mythology, it is said that on this day, Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakashura.

 * October 24:  It is the third day. This day is observed as the main Diwali or as Badi Diwali. All the arrangements are done basically for this day. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are being worshipped. Diyas are lighted everywhere. Houses are decorated especially with different kinds of lights. Crackers are burnt and different recipes are cooked on this day.

* October 25:  It is the fourth day on which Lord Krishna is worshipped because Lord Krishna saved all the habitants of Mathura from the wrath of Indradev by lifting the mountain 'Govardhan'.

* October 26: It is the fifth and the last day. This day is also known as Bhai Phota and Bhai Beej. This is a festival of brothers and sisters. It is similar to Raksha Bandhan because it also celebrates the bond of brothers and sisters. In this way, the five days of Diwali are celebrated in India.

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The legend

Why is Deepavali celebrated in India?

Deepavali is one of the major festivals in India. It is also called the festival of lights. Dipawali is celebrated mostly by the Hindus but in many other communities, and religious people also celebrate this festival with great Joy.

The Legend says, that the festival of lights started from the day when Lord Rama returned to his native place Ayodhya with his wife Sita and his younger brother Laxman after spending 14 years in exile. All the habitants of Ayodhya celebrated the day by lighting Diyas in their houses in the joy of the return of their favourite Yuvraj. The people of Ayodhya liked Shri Ram very much and wanted him to become their king but he was sent into exile for 14 years by his stepmom Kaikai. Thus they lost their beloved Yuvraj. But when he came back, the people of Ayodhya became happy a lot and celebrated the day by decorating the entire Ayodhya with lights from that day Diwali is celebrated every year.


The significance 

Dipawali is a festival that demonstrates the victory of light over darkness, the victory of good over evil, and the victory of truth over falsehood. Because Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years after killing the demon, King Ravana. Therefore this festival is considered a symbol of victory over evil. The most important part of this festival is that the people start to clean and decorate their homes, shops, showrooms, etc. before few days before this festival. In this way, they clean up all the germs, dirt, and other causes of diseases from their houses. 

Diwali is the festival of cleanliness because Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in this festival, and according to the Hindu scripture, Goddess Lakshmi becomes happy and blessed when she finds cleanliness everywhere. This is why, people become indulged to make Goddess Lakshmi happy and get blessed by her by cleaning their houses, shops, etc.

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