Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated across our country. Also called Deepavali, it is the symbolic celebration of the victory of good over evil. The Diwali festival is celebrated by lighting up of lights and decoration of home. But the reasons for celebration varies from region to region.
Here are some of the reasons as to why Diwali is celebrated in different parts of the country.
• Diwali is celebrated as the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
• Diwali is considered as the start of the New Year and the celebration of the birth of the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.
• Diwali is celebrated as Kali Puja, the fierce avatar of goddess Durga.
• Diwali is considered to be the celebration of the wedding of goddess Lakshmi with lord Vishnu.
• Diwali is celebrated the day after the killing of demon Narakaasur by lord Krishna.
The celebration of Diwali is marked by festivities of light and celebration of life by buying new clothes and gifts for family and friends. Here, are 5 must have elements that are an integral part of Diwali celebrations.
Diwali Earthen Lamps
Diwali literally means row of lamps. So, Diwali celebration is impossible without lighting the diyas or earthen lamps. We light diyas on Diwali day to celebrate the victory of goodness. The lights are symbolic of goodness and purity. It is also symbolic of how light can remove darkness and spread light by lighting other lamps. The lighting of lamps is a symbol of positivity and hope.
Diwali String Lights
The festival of lights cannot be celebrated without some warm ornate string light decorations lighting up our home. We can use the string lights to decorate the interiors of your home or the balcony to celebrate the true alluring festive spirit of Diwali.
Diwali celebration is not complete without the decoration of Rangoli. Rangoli designs are a beautiful tradition ingrained in our culture. Bright coloured rangoli patterns are designed at the entrance of the house to invite Goddess Lakshmi into the house. So, let your creativity and skills flow with beautiful rangoli designs.
Cleaning up the house and decoration of the home is a big part of Diwali celebrations. To invite Godess Lakshmi, one can adorn the Swastik sticker on the entrance wall. There are several LED light lamps that will deck up and add the perfect glow to the interior of your house.
Diwali Sky Lanterns
Sky Lanterns embody the festive mood of the Diwali season. Sky lanterns are a paper contraption that is propelled into the air by fire. The sky lanterns glitz up the dark night during the festival of lights. They add a glow of brightness to the beautiful night of Diwali.
Let’s celebrate Diwali with positivity and gratitude. Let’s stay away from crackers that cause air pollution and sound pollution. It’s our paramount duty to safeguard our earth for the future generations.