Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Deepavali Festival Date and Diwali 2014 Celebrations in India.

Deepavali Festival is a "Festival of Lights". The deepavali festival is being celebrated on the mark success of Good over Evil forces. Deepavali is also called as Diwali. A number of Myths and Legends tell about the festival. Every year the festival is celebrated on the day of Amavasya(Dark Moon Day) of Aswina(Aswija) Masam(month)[October/November] in India. 

This year 2014, the Deepavali Festival falls on October 23, 2014(Thursday).

Deepavali Celebrations in South India:
In South India, Deepavali is celebrated for two days, first day is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdhi and second day is celebrated as Deepavali.

Diwali Celebrations in North India:
In North India, this festival is celebrated for Five(5) days with great reverence a month of preparations, each day has a special Significance.

The First Day is known as DHANA TYRODASI where merchants close their yearly accounts. The account books and silver coins are smeared with Turmeric and perform Puja's.

The Second Day is called as NARAKA CHATURDASI falls on the fourteen day of the dark half(Krishna Paksha) of Aswija(Aswina) Masam(month)[October/November]. An oil bath before dawn is taken, wearing new clothing and in the evening lighting their Homes with rows of lights(Deepa - Avali) and lighting Crackers.

On the Third Day or the Amavasya(Dark Moon Day) of Aswina Month is the day devoted for the worship of Goddess Lakshmi. The Lakshmi Puja is offered at Dusk. This day is observed as a SRADDHA DAY in Westbengal.

The Fourth Day is in Commemoration of King Mahabali's abdiction of his Kingdom. Mahabali was a great Asura King and the Devas(Demigods) appealed to Lord Vishnu to help them to Vanquish him. Lord Vishu incarnated as Vamana and got the Kingdom of Mahabali by clever means. He consigned the King to the Underworld or Patalas.

In Maharastra Women make ehhigies of Mahabali with flour or cowdung and worship them.

The Fifth Day(Final Day) is called Bhaubija Dwitiya where Sisters welcome Brothers with sweets and put kumkum marks on their foreheads while the brothers give money or presents valuable gifts.

SrivariCollections wishes a "Very Happy Diwali" to ALL 
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