A festival to cherish timeless moments and make new ones.
Shreya used to come home for the Diwali holidays every year. She adored spending time with her family and was always shopping for them. She was worn out from her nine-to-five office job and yearned for a vacation. Additionally, her parents, brothers, and other relatives brought her gifts. She like to eat sweets, dress up on special occasions, and burst crackers.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of India's most important celebrations. The event is named after the row of clay lamps that Indians light outside their homes to represent the inner light that guards against spiritual darkness.
The festival has its origins from different myths depending on the region of celebration. In northern India, they celebrate the story of King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps. Whereas Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.In western India, the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.
Shreya celebrated the festival by sharing sweets with her neighbors and praying. She has a firework session in the evening to celebrate with her siblings and cousins. This helped her breathe a sigh of relief from her hectic everyday schedule.
People clean their houses and shop for gold or cooking utensils on the first day of the festival. On the second day, people adorn their homes with clay lamps and use colorful powders or sand to create rangoli patterns on the floor. Families assemble on the festival's third day for Lakshmi puja, a devotion to Goddess Lakshmi, followed by delectable feasts and fireworks. On day four, the first day of the new year, friends and family arrive with presents and season's greetings. Brothers visit their married sisters on the fifth day, and they greet them with affection and a sumptuous dinner.
Celebrate Diwali with your loved ones in happiness and serenity.