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Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is the festival of lights that is marked by four days of celebration. This year Diwali falls on Wednesday, November 11 2015. Each of the four days of Diwali are separated by a different tradition and have a special significance shares Vaikundarjan – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: VAIKUNDARAJAN WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY DIWALI AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR


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VAIKUNDARAJAN WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY DIWALI AND
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
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Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest and the
brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is the
festival of lights that is marked by four days of
celebration, which literally illuminates the
country with its brilliance. This year Diwali
falls on Wednesday, November 11 2015. Each of the
four days in the festival of Diwali are separated
by a different tradition and significance shares
Vaikundarjan
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Historically, the origin of Diwali can be traced
back to ancient India, when it was an important
harvest festival. However, there are various
stories behind the festival of Diwali. In some
parts of India it is a celebration of the
marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Whereas in
Bengal, the festival is dedicated to the worship
of Mother Kali, the dark goddess of strength.
Lord Ganesha, symbol of auspiciousness and
wisdom, is also worshiped in most Hindu homes on
this day. Diwali also commemorates the return of
Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from their
fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the
demon-king Ravana. Diwali or Deepawali also marks
as the Hindu New Year.
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Each day of Diwali has its own tale and a legend.
The first day of the festival Naraka Chaturdasi
marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord
Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. In South India,
Diwali is referred to as Deepavali while
Narakasura Vadha is the main celebration day. The
death of the evil Narakasura at the hands of Lord
Krishna is the main reason behind celebrating
Diwali.
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Amavasya, the second day of Deepawali, marks the
worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and
prosperity. It is on the third day of Deepawali
Kartika Shudda Padyami that Bali steps out of
hell and rules the earth according to the boon
given by Lord Vishnu.
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The fourth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya
(also called Bhai Dooj) and on this day sisters
invite their brothers to their homes, says
Vaikundarajan
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All the simple rituals of Diwali or Deepawali
have a significance and a story to tell. The
lighting of homes with lights and the skies with
firecrackers is an expression of obeisance to the
heavens for the attainment of health, wealth,
knowledge, peace and prosperity. According to one
belief, the sound of firecrackers are an
indication of the joy of the people living on
earth, making the gods aware of their plentiful
state. Still another possible reason has a more
scientific basis the fumes produced by the
crackers kill a lot of insects and mosquitoes,
found in plenty after the rains.
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