Diwali festival is one of the brightest and happiest festivals in our culture. It is celebrated for five days. Many of us don’t know why we celebrate the festival for five days. Here we are giving reasons about the festival and significance of the each day. Every mind is filled with joy in these 5 days with celebration of festival
The first day of Diwali is known Dhanteras. It is also known as Dhanavantari Triodasi. It is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna paksha. People believe that there is a god named Dhanavantari who is the God for all physicians. He brought Ayurveda to this world on this day. There is also another story that one princess saved his husband from Yama by lighting lamps all over the palace and keeping gold and silver coins heaps at the entrance. So from that day onwards people have the tradition to buy some gold on this day.
It is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi. It is celebrated on the occasion of the death of narakasura . On this day people wake up early in the morning, and they will start their morning rituals followed by the festivity. Houses are decorated elegantly with diyas.
It is the third day of the festival. It is the main festival which we call it as Deepavali. On this day we conduct Lakshmi pooja at the evening. All homes are decorated with sparkling lights. Everyone enjoys that day with cracking crackers. They exchange the wishes and sweets among their friends and relatives.
Padwa and Govardhan Pooja
A long back ago Krishna has saved the village by lifting the Govardhan hill. From that day onwards they will conduct Govardhan pooja.
It is also known as Bhai Teej. It is a festival of brothers and sisters. According to the history, Yama Dharma Raj has visited his sister’s house Yamuna and gave her boon that she would liberate from all sins. On this day brothers will visit sister’s house to enquire the welfare of the sisters.