Diwali is an auspicious day. It comes during the month of Kartika. This is the most favorite festival in India. Even in Abroad also celebrate this festival. This festival shows an Indian tradition, till yet people will follow the traditional ritual. For some people, Diwali is a festival of shopping, gifting, decoration, cleaning houses so on. This festival began from Dhanteras, the belief of this day is to purchase a Gold and Silver, traditional Hindu business use to close their accounts on this day. According to the Hindus thesis from the day of Diwali New Year has started that’s why they close their accounts on Diwali all the settlements of the payments have made before Diwali. On the evening of Dhanteras, women of the house make a Diya by wheat dough and enlighten that by using mustard oil at the entrance of the house. They believe that by doing this, they can save their family from the evil eye. After they will shop for Gold, silver, utensils, broom, and other necessary groceries. Which means to bring these items to the house on the day of dhanteras invites Maa Annapurna. Day after dhanteras known as chotti Deepawali people start worshipping of Laxmi Ji and Ganesh Ji to welcome them at home. Who doesn’t want to invite them either Hindu or not? Everyone wants to welcome them to their homes. When Laxmi Ji comes to their houses, she brings full hand of happiness, wealth, peace, and prosperity. She refills our lives from happiness and wealth.
WHY LAXMI JI WORSHIP ON DIWALI?
Diwali is celebrated because Lord Rama came back from his 14 years of Exile with his wife Maa Sita, and his brother Laxman Ji. For welcoming them to celebrate Diwali. As on Diwali new moon has arrived, and it’s called New Moon (AMAVASYA). In Hindu mythology, Amavasya is an inauspicious day. But, Diwali is the complete expectation because this is the most auspicious day for Hindus. When Lord Rama enters in his kingdom Ayodhya worshipped first Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha. Because he was believed, by worshipping Goddess Laxmi, she blesses his kingdom with happiness, prosperity, and wealth, and Lord Ganesha removes all the hurdles, obstacles, and problems which come in the future and spread peace all over Ayodhya. The victory over evil shows the best example of this. Either evil is big or strong or not, victory is always handed to truth and a good one. After worshipping by Lord Rama ritual is continued to worship on this day to welcome Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha on every Amavas of the month of Kartikeya.
GREETINGS FOR DIWALI!
HAPPY DIWALI! Right? Is this the only greeting for Diwali? No, actually by greet the people we are giving a blessing and shows a loving gesture to make a smile on their faces and fills their heart and soul with positivity. Nowadays, greeting people is only gifting them. The gift is not considered by the feelings, it is considered to be how expensive it is? In ancient times people only give sweets as a Diwali gift with love Why we give a gift to others. Our tradition and culture don’t allow us to give an expensive and precious gift. We made this as a culture. The tradition was to offers sweets to your friends, relatives, and every person you met. Because fills their heart with sweetness and removes the grudges between them. What now happens? Greeting for Diwali is not enough by saying happy Diwali by your tongue. It should be sweeter than the sweets. Instead of expensive gifts try to give sweets, which may sweet your relations too. Try to say SHUBH DEEPWALI instead of happy Diwali. Try to give a gift to your friend by own, don’t send it by your driver, or employee. Try to purchase gifts, Diya, and other necessary items from the local market. Be a reason for someone’s smile and a celebration of the festival at their homes. Don’t spend thousands, and lakhs on crackers to contribute to increasing pollution. Either save that money or if, you have the heart to help someone, please bring the sweets, clothes, and food for needy ones. Who hasn’t enough money to purchase a portrait of Laxmi and Ganesh Ji?
CELEBRATE A FESTIVAL LIKE IT IS. DON’T TRY TO MODIFY IT FOR YOUR ENJOYEMENT BECAUSE IT LEAVES OUR TRADITION AND CULTURE SLOWLY SLOWLY! ONE DAY WE WILL HAVE NOT OUR CULTURE TO HAND OVER OUR NEXT GENERATION. THEY WILL ONLY ENJOY THE WESTERN CULTURE, AS WE ARE TRYING FOLLOWING IT. THEY EVEN CAN’T TOUCH OUR INDIAN TRADITION BECAUSE OF OUR MISTAKES.