Short Essay on Diwali FestivalDiwali is also known as Deepavali or Festivals of light. They are many reasons/occasions presented by many Hindu legends to celebrate Diwali.
Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: Goddess Lakshmi also known as Goddess of wealth is born on new moon day of Karthik month.
Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this day, Lord Vishnu in Vaman-avtaara rescued Lakshmi from King Bali’s prison.
Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On this day, Lord Krishna killed Narakaasur and rescued 16000 women.
The Return of the Pandavas: After 12 years of banishment for their defeat in Kaurava’s hand, Pandava’s supporters celebrated this day by lighting the lamps.
The Victory of Rama: According to Ramayana, on this day Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana conquered Lanka and killed Ravana.
Coronation of Vikramaditya: Vikramaditya one of the greatest Hindu Kings was coroneted on this day.
Special Day for the Arya Samaj: On this day, Maharshi Dayananda, founder of Arya Samaj and one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism attained his nirvana.
Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of Karthik month of Hindu calendar. Diwali is celebrated in all most all parts of the country. It is celebrated in other parts of the world like Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Caribbean, Fiji etc. Usually it falls during the months of October/November.
The arrival of Diwali festival signifies the growth in wealth as Hindus believe that Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, enters their homes and brings prosperity and good luck. Traditionally families lit small earthenware lanterns half-filled with oil, outsides houses overnight so that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, can come to their homes. Nowadays lathers are replaced by electricity lights. During the festival, houses are cleaned, sweets are made and gifts are exchanged. Most of them draw colorful rangoli which traditional decorative patterns made with rice flour, in different shapes outside their homes. People start burning crackers from evening which goes till late night.