Candlelight, Diyas, homes loaded with a sweet scent of tempting sweets and chocolates, the love of loved ones, and the breeze of the approaching winter season, that's how we portray a wonderful picture of the Diwali celebration in India. Diwali—"Festival of Lights "is India's most auspicious festival, largely celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the nation. Diwali symbolizes the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and an occasion for people to step on, to let go of personal grudges, and to create merry.
Diwali 2023 will be observed this year on Saturday, 12 November. Diwali, also known as Deepawali is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar season of Kartika month (between mid-October and mid-November). On the day of Diwali, people worship Maa Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and happiness. In certain parts of the world, it marks the celebration of the day when Lord Rama returned to his realm Ayodhya after defeating the demon-king Ravana.
Though, Diwali is indeed celebrated as Lord Ram's homecoming back to Ayodhya after he killed Ravana. But there are some lesser-known reasons why Diwali is celebrated:
- Krishna killed Narakaasur: Narakaasur who conquered the three worlds was killed by Lord Krishna just before Diwali. Diwali's next day is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdasi.
- Goddess Laxmi's birthday: Goddess Laxmi is one of the most significant goddesses of the Hindu religion, also known as the 'Goddess of wealth and prosperity.' It's this day. Goddess Laxmi is idolised for prosperity and success.
- The Return of Pandavas: As stated in Mahabharata, Pandavas defeated the Kaurava and returned from the 12 years of banishment on the day of Kartik Amavasya i.e. Diwali, man.
In most of the areas, Lord Ganesha, the lord of prosperity and good fortune, is worshipped on the day of Diwali. Diwali observes the celebration of Nirvana or the redemption of the existence of Mahavira in Jainism. In West Bengal, Diwali is worshipped to honour the goddess Kali, the goddess of Shakti, which means strength and power. The festival of Diwali in India takes place with great enthusiasm and grandeur, bringing the entire nation together. People generally wear new clothes on Diwali's night, exchange presents, and buy silver or gold jewels.
One thing that comes to mind when we think of Diwali is sweets; a lot of it. Apart from the home decor of Diwali, exquisite sweets and savouries bring flavour and colour to the mood of the festival. From the enticing gooey barfis to the peppery mathris, every state of India has its own way of making Diwali delicious.
In the true sense, Diwali means capitulating to all kinds of evil, brutality, hatred and discrimination between each other. It literally means glorifying the beginning of prosperity, joy, peace and goodness in all realms of life. One should begin to follow the good practises and ideas of this auspicious festival and try to eradicate all negative vibes.
We wish you and your family a very happy and safe Diwali!
Happy Diwali Wishes
“A box full of happiness & lights is about to enter in your house. Welcome it with love & smile.” ― Wish you a very Happy Diwali
“May this Diwali come up with all your dreams come true. May your life be fulfilled with lots of energy & a vibrant spark. ” ― Wish you a very Happy Diwali
“New opportunities are coming to knock at your door, new light of hope is about to come in your life.” ― Happy Diwali to You
"The lights of Diwali are bringers of good health, long life and good luck. May you celebrate this occasion and attain all these good things. Happy Diwali..!"
"Diwali Ki Light, Karay Sab Ko Delight, Pakro Masti Ki Flight Aur Dhoom Machao All Night! Happy Diwali!!"
"The lights glowing on Diwali inspire us 2 shine in our true spirit! May dis glittering festival make u shine all d way! Wish you a great Diwali!"
"Rejoice on this blessed occasion, By spreading joy with your friends and loved ones. Happy Diwali!"
"The lights glowing on Diwali inspire us to shine in our true spirit! May this glittering festival make you shine all the way! Wish you a great Diwali…!!!"
"May the beauty Of Deepavali season fill your home with happiness, and may the coming year provide you with all that brings you joy! Happy Diwali 2020…!!!"
“With the New Hope, New Beginning & Fresh Hopes. I Wish You the Most Joyous Happy Diwali”
“May you get all the success in life & your life become as bright as a lamp of light. Wishing you & your family a very Happy Diwali”
“I wish this Diwali fills your life with brightness and eliminate all the darkness. Wish you a very prosperous happy Diwali.”
“May Goddess Lakshmi & Lord Ganesha shower their blessings upon you & your family. May all your dreams come true.” ― Wish You a Very Happy Diwali
“The festival of sweets, the festival of joy; the festival of lights, the festival of smiles; Wish you all the festival of happiness.” ― Happy Diwali
“May all your worries be diminished, may all your sorrows be buried, may all your despairs be removed; with the light of joy, happiness & prosperity.” ― Wishing You a Happy Diwali
“The divine festival of lights will complete your life with best of health, luck & prosperity. Wish you and your family a very prosperous Happy Diwali
“Let’s celebrate tonight, sing the song of happiness, enjoy the food & share good thoughts tonight. Come let’s celebrate Diwali tonight. Happy Diwali My Friend”
“Diwali the festival of lights is here to make our mood joyful & bright. So come let’s create beautiful memories & celebrate this day together.” ― Wish You a very Happy Diwali
“May the bright & divine lamps of Diwali, guide you to the path of success, happiness & joy. A very fruitful & Happy Diwali to You”
“I am sending out the best of wishes & luck for you & your family; May this coming year e filled with joy, happiness & good luck.” ― Wish you a very Happy Diwali
“It’s the time to rejoice, it’s the time to smile; it’s the time to celebrate, it’s the time to commemorate; It’s the time to worship & gather blessings.” ― Happy Diwali
- On this auspicious and sparkling festival of lights, may the glow of lamp illuminate your life and brings you joy, Prosperity and happiness. Happy Diwali!
- With gleam of auspicious Diyas and the holy chants, may happiness and prosperity fill your life forever! Wishing You & Your Family very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!
- Troubles as light as Air, Troubles as light as Air, love as deep as Ocean, Friends as Solid as Diamonds, and Success as bright as Gold... These are the wishes for you and your family on the eve of Diwali.
- Light many lamps of love, blast many chains of sorrow, and shoot many rockets of prosperity, Fire many flowerpot of happiness! Wish you and your family a SPARKLING DIWALI.
- He who Himself sees all but whom no one beholds, who illumines the intellect, the sun, the moon and the stars and the whole universe but whom they cannot illumine, He indeed is Brahman, He is the inner Self. Celebrate the real Deepavali by living in Brahman, and enjoy the eternal bliss of the soul.
- Lead us from untruth to truth, from darkness to light, from death to immortality on this auspicious day.
- May in this Diwali, you be blessed with Good fortune, Wealth, Prosperity, and Happiness. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali.
- Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy. Good Wishes for a joyous Diwali and a Happy New Year with plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
- The significance of Deepavali is the removal of darkness and ignorance from the mind and filing it with goodness. Sri Chandrasekhranda Saraswathi
- Today’s the `Festival of Lights’ all over; A joyful day for minds and hearts and souls; Laughter and smiles for many days; Let there be triumph in every way.
- Candles to enjoy life; Decorations to light life; Presents to share success; Fire Crackers to burn evils; Sweets to sweeten success; And Worship to thank God! Diwali Wishes from Heart.
- For this is a special time when family and friends get together, for fun. Wishing amusement and fun to cheer your days, in this Diwali festive season.
- Diwali - The gorgeous festival of snacks and sweets everyone enjoying a royal feast; when old and young with delight meet and with love and affection do all hearts beat.