The festival of lights

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The festival of lights

Postby Andrew Soh » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:49 pm

Hello all Hindu friends,

Have a GREAT AND EXCITING DEEPAVALI :idea1: :king: :jester: :angel: ....this coming 8th November :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

May all the evils :evil: :twisted: :bwian: be driven away :viking: from this planet of ours and all good people are BLESSED!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :angel:

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From your :angel: buddy in Discus,

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Little about festival

Postby Anand Salaskar » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:32 am

Diwali, or Deepawali (in Hindi - दिवाली or दीपावली), is a major Indian festival. Celebrated by Hindus and Jains across the globe, the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify the uplighting of darkness and victory of good over the evil within.

The celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional dīpa or deeya (earthen lamp), and fireworks. Though colloquially called Diwali in North India, in South India it is called Deepavali.

The Hindus celebrate Diwali to mark the time when Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana. Some also view it as the day Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura or in honor of the day Bali went to rule the nether-world, obeying the order of Vishnu.

In India, Diwali is now considered to be more of a national festival, and the aesthetic aspect of the festival is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith.

The importance Five Days,

DAY 1. Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan teras: Dhan means "wealth" and Trayodashi means "13th day". Thus, as the name implies, this day falls on the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month. It is an auspicious day for shopping of utensils and gold.

DAY 2. Naraka Chaturdashi: Chaturdashi is the fourteenth day on which demon Narakasura was killed. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness (Gujarati: Kali Chaudas). Also known as day of first bath...So many consider that is the first day and thus making diwali a 4 day festival

DAY 3. Laxmi Pujan: is the most important day of Diwali. It is celebrated on the third day of the festival, when the moon completely wanes and total darkness sets in the night sky. It is marked by Lakshmi Puja which is the worship of the goddess of wealth Laxmi, and lighting of lamps all across the streets and homes, to welcome prosperity and well being in.

DAY 4. Govardhan Puja : Also called Annakut, is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra. In Maharashtra it is celebrated as Padva or BaliPratipada. The day commemorates King Bali. Men present gifts to their wives on this day.

DAY 5. Bhaiduj (also Bhayyaduj, Bhaubeej or Bhayitika) : on this day, brothers and sisters meet to express their love and affection for each other.

Happy Diwali to All

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Postby Stew Skinner » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:50 am

Howdy Anand and Andrew :welcome:

Thanks for the insight regarding the festive occasion :thumbsup: . It is another reason DPH is a great place...Many ethnic diversities without borders, hatred, racism, or politics ...all here in Walter's living room. :smile: :thumbsup: :smile:
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Postby Andrew Soh » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:05 am

TRhanks Mate for the indepth :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

....now I know.....better... :wink:

Have a blessed Holiday!!!

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Postby Mick Burke » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:13 am

Hi Andrew, Anand & Stew! :welcome:

May your lamps burn bright and good fortune to you!

I now know more about why :thumbsup: , but have always appreciated the spectical :thumbsup:

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Postby Martin Astrom » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:52 pm

Hj
Good luck my friends and may you al be beleesed
with good luck and good health,may your familys
prosper.
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