Diwali 2023: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Experience the beauty of Diwali 2023 with these timeless customs, from lighting diyas to exchanging gifts and feasting, as India celebrates the Festival of Lights.

A Glorious Celebration of Diwali 2023 with Time-Honored Traditions

Diwali 2023, the grandest Hindu festival, is just around the corner, and people are eagerly preparing for it. From shopping for new clothes to giving their homes a thorough cleaning, the excitement is palpable. This year, the Festival of Lights will be celebrated with immense joy on Sunday, November 12. During this time, every window and street comes alive with beautiful lights, showcasing the magnificence of Diwali.

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Homes are lit up with lanterns, clay lamps, and fairy lights, dispelling the darkness and creating a mesmerizing ambience. India, being a diverse nation with a tapestry of cultures and traditions, observes Diwali in various regional ways. In the northern parts of the country, it’s primarily celebrated to mark Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. People light clay lamps or diyas on the moonless night, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

In the southern regions, Diwali commemorates the day Lord Krishna vanquished the demon Narakasura and the sacred marriage of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. This festival unites the nation through a myriad of customs and traditions.

 Here are seven important Diwali traditions you should know about:

  1. Lighting Diyas and Lamps: To symbolize the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, people illuminate their homes and surroundings with traditional oil lamps or decorative candles called diyas.

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  1. Rangoli Art: Homes are adorned with intricate patterns and designs made on the floor using vibrant powders, rice, or flower petals. The vibrant colours of rangoli add to the festive charm.
  1. Bursting Firecrackers: Traditionally, fireworks and crackers are lit to signify the victory of light. However, environmental concerns have led to a decrease in their use.

  1. Exchange of Gifts: Diwali is a time for family and friends to come together, exchange gifts, and share sweets as a gesture of love and goodwill.
  1. Decorating Homes: Homes are thoroughly cleaned and adorned with colourful decorations, flower garlands, and strings of lights. This is done with the belief that Goddess Lakshmi only visits clean homes.

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  1. Worship of Lakshmi: Devotees offer prayers and pujas to the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, seeking her blessings for prosperity and abundance. These rituals take place in homes, workplaces, and shops.

  1. Feasting: Special Diwali sweets and savoury dishes are prepared and shared with loved ones, adding a delicious touch to the festive celebrations.

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