Diwali is the most awaited festival for the people in India. Literally Diwali means ‘festival of lights’ and in Sanskrit it means ‘row of lights’. Diwali is considered a holiday all over India which is celebrated with great joy in mid October and mid November. This is a festival where the word ‘light’ has great significance. The ‘light’ is considered as a hope that would give victory to the good over evil.
People illuminate their houses and buildings in order to spread as much light as they can hoping Diwali would take away all the darkness away from their lives, giving them new hope. Diwali is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm as it holds great importance for Hindu’s. Women dress up in gorgeous traditional clothes such as lehangas, pishwas churidar, kurta shalwar etc, while men wear all kinds of colorful kurta’s and sherwani’s.
Diwali is the name of illuminating your homes, lighting fire crackers, making colorful rangoli’s at your entrances and having social gatherings to share good wishes on this auspicious festival. Along with such happiness everywhere, Diwali awakens the spiritual and religious side within everyone and gives a chance to pray to their Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Chitragupta. Worshippers indulge themselves in continuous worships all day long to Goddess Lakshmi, so she can bless them with wealth and health.
Not only it is a day where elders indulge in celebrations but the ones who enjoy this special day the most are innocent children, who indulge in lighting crackers and sharing sweets with their friends. Others have gatherings at their homes and spend most of their rejoicing, exchanging gifts and having yummy dishes.
Food is another very important part of Diwali, where people spend most of their time celebrating, they don’t starve themselves ofcourse instead they prepare mouth watering dishes for their guests.
Some of the dishes include:
- Chole bhature
- Mishti Doi
- Sahi Pulao
- Puran Poli
- Kalakand etc
We wish you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali!