Diwali is a festival of peoples of Jainism, Hindu, Buddhism, and Sikhism religions every year on the new moon day of Kartik month. And all these religions have some special significance associated with Diwali. In this, there are many stories behind celebrating this festival of Diwali:-
In the joy of Lord Rama’s return home – on the day of Deepawali, Lord Rama along with his brother Lakshmana and his wife Sita had successfully returned to their birthplace Ayodhya after completing 14 years of exile. And in the joy of his arrival, people celebrated the festival of Diwali with great pomp in their state. From that time till now, the festival of Deepawali is celebrated every year in our country.
Maa Lakshmi Birthday – On this day Lakshmi Maa was born. And Maa Lakshmi was also married to Lord Vishnu on the same day. Where does it also go that every year everyone celebrates the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu by lighting their homes.
This is a special day for all the people of Jainism – revered in Jainism and the founder of modern Jainism, who attained Nirvana on the day of Deepawali. And made Diwali important for Jainism.
The exile of the Pandavas was also completed on this day – According to Mahabharat, the exile of the Pandavas was also completed on the day of Kartik Amavasya. And in the joy of completing twelve years of exile of the Pandavas, the people who loved the Pandavas lit lamps in their homes.
Lord Krishna had killed Narkasur – Devkinandan Shri Krishna Bhagwan also killed the Narkasur demon a day before Diwali. Since then the festival of Deepawali was celebrated with much fanfare.
Significance of Diwali
- This festival of Diwali also symbolizes the victory of good over evil. And one of the significances of this day is that goodness and truth always win.
- According to the beliefs, the bursting of firecrackers on the day of Diwali is also considered auspicious and their sound also reflects the happiness of the people living on the earth. Because of which the gods come to know about their plentiful condition.
- Worshiping Goddess Lakshmi is also very important on the day of Diwali. And it is also believed that if Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on the day of Diwali with a sincere heart, then there is never any shortage of money in the house.
- On the occasion of Diwali, people also exchange gifts. And at this festival, people also sweeten each other’s mouth with sweets. And by doing this, love remains between them all. This festival of Diwali also serves to keep people connected.