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Monday, 30 July 2018

WHY IS DIWALI CELEBRATED FOR FIVE DAYS?


WHY IS DIWALI CELEBRATED FOR FIVE DAYS?

Diwali has all the reasons for being one of the most awaited festivals of India. It is celebrated by all the people despite their religion and this is the perfect example of our unity and diversity. Do you want to know why Diwali is celebrated for five days? Here we will enlighten about the festival and why Diwali is celebrated long for a week?

Why is Diwali celebrated for five days?

Here is the list of the 5 days of Diwali 2018? Take a look –

Why is Diwali celebrated for five days?

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  1. 1st day of Diwali is known as Dhanteras. This day is called for the beginning of the Diwali festival and holds utmost importance especially for the businessmen. It is considered as one of the most auspicious days as per the hind calendar as it falls in Krishna Paksha's 13th lunar day. The significance of Dhanteras is – On this day it believed that the Lord Dhantvanteri (known for medicines and mankind) has come into existence from the ocean. On this very day, people buy gold, silver, utensils, stones as per their budget. Even the sparkling of crackers starts from this day as well.
  2. Choti Diwali or Kali Chaudas festival is celebrated on the 2nd day of Diwali. It is also known as Nrak Chaturdasi as well. It is believed on this day Lord Krishna has killed Narakasur. On the 2nd day of Diwali, everyone massages their body with oil and began in order to burn the tiredness. Diyas are lightened on every door.
  3. Diwali is celebrated on the third day. On this day Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. People light diyas all over their house, makes sweets and burn crackers. People visit each other and offer wishes and sweets.
  4. Govardhan Puja and Vishwakarma Puja are celebrated on the 4th day of Diwali. All the instruments, machines and vehicles are washed and worshipped on this day. Annakut is also one other name for this day.
  5. 5th day is celebrated as Bhai Duj/ Bhai Teeka/Bhai Fota or Bhai Bheej - Brothers and sisters celebrate this day with sweets and gifts.

So, now you have all the details about 5 days of Diwali so enjoy the festival of lights with love and enthusiasm. Stay safe!


Wishing you a very happy Diwali!

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