Diwali – the festival of Lights
Diwali is most joyful Hindu festival celebrated with full fun and frolic. People use to decorate the home, prepare traditional dishes, and wear new clothes in the evening. They brighten up their place with the decorative lights and traditional earthen divas (diyas). Many people burst firecrackers to brighten up the sky on the no moon day (Amavasya) of Kartik month that falls in the month of (Oct - Nov).
Diwali symbolizes the victory of Lord RamaRama
As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama... over the Demon King Ravana. It is the day when people pray to God Rama to enlighten their holy spirit by imparting true knowledge and eliminating all the negativities of our life. We all should revere Goddess LakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth... for wealth and fulfillment of all the worldly desires. Many people revered Goddess SaraswatiSaraswati
The name Saraswati is a combination of two Sanskrit words... on this day to impart them the Knowledge to spend our wealth in the right direction.
The Legend behind the celebrations of de’light’ful Diwali is as follows:
There was the King of Ayodhya, Dasharatha, had three wives and four sons. Rama is the eldest. His mother is Kaushalya. BharataBharata
He is also a younger brother of Rama and the son of Kaikeyi. His mother wanted him to be the king of Ayodhya after Dasaratha, thus she forced her husband to put the legal heir to throne, Rama, to exile. Bharat never accepted the throne and waited for his brother to return. He rather placed Rama’s sandals on the throne. is the son of Queen Kaikeyi. The other two are twins; LakshmanLakshman
Lakshmana is a Hindu deity and is the younger brother of Rama.... and ShatrughnaShatrughna
Shatrughna was born to the virtuous king of Ayodhya, Dasaratha, and his second wife, Queen Sumitra. Dasharatha's other two wives, Kaushalya and Kaikeyi... were the sons of his second wife SumitraSumitra
Sumitra in the Indian Ramayana epic, was the third of King Dasaratha's three wives and a queen of Ayodhya. She was the mother of twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna.... All four siblings started growing in their palace. When they reached the age when they should send to then schools famous as Gurukul under the guidance of Sage Vashishta. Sage trained all princes in archery.
In a neighboring city, there was the king JanakaJanaka
Janaka, whose full name is SeeradhwajJanaka, also popularly..., who had a daughter named Sita. When it was time for SitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known... to choose her bridegroom, at a ceremony called a swayamvara where there King Dashratha had put forward bet. The bet was that he would marry his daughter to the prince or a king who could break the giant bow available in his palace. No king or prince present there could lift the bow. King felt sad then Rama came and bent the bow to break it in two. Sita gave the reply in affirmation to his father that she had chosen Rama as her husband and they got married.
After sometime King Dasharatha, Rama's father, decided to give his throne to his eldest son Rama, and he went towards the forest to seek salvation. However Rama's step-mother, the king's third wife, was not happy. She wanted her son, Bharata, to rule. Because of an oath Dasharatha made to her years before, she asked the king to send Rama for fourteen years in exile and to gave the crown to her son Bharata. King had no option he had agreed on the terms of Queen Kakayi with the broken heart. King could not face Rama, and then KaikeyiKaikeyi
Kaikeyi, one of the major characters of Ramayana, was the mother of Bharata... told everything to Rama.
Rama being the obedient child went for exile for fourteen years with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana.
Many Years passed away in peace; Rama, Sita and LakshmanaLakshmana
Lakshmana, also known as Lakshana, is one of the eight chief wives or queens... were happy in the forest. One day a demon princess tried to seduce Rama, and Lakshmana wounds her and compelled her to go away. She returned to her brother Ravana, the ten-headed ruler of Lanka (Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon), and tells her brother. Ravana loved her dear sister very much. He devised a plan to abduct Sita. He contacted Demon Marisha, who had the ability to convert into magical golden deer. Marisha started roaming in the form of Golden deer in front of the hut where Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita were staying. Sita saw the golden deer and requested Rama to get her that deer. Rama went into the forest and killed that golden deer. To the surprise of Rama, Golden Deer converted into human form and asked for help in Rama’s voice. Sita heard the voice and ordered Lakshmana to go after Rama. Initially, he denied but Sita insisted him. Laksmana went to the forest in search of Rama after drawing a protective circle around Sita and warned her that she would be safe as long as she would not step outside that circle.
As Laksmana went, Ravana appeared as a sage and begged for food. The moment Sita stepped outside the circle to give him food; Ravana grabbed her and carried her to his kingdom in Lanka.
Rama became sad when he returned to his hut he could not find Sita there. A band of monkeys under the leadership of Sugreeva offered help to him to find Sita.
Ravana has carried Sita to his palace in Lanka, but he could not force her to be his wife, so he let her stay in a place called Ashok Vatika. Hanuman, the general of the monkey band, went to Lanka by flying at the speed of the wind and found Sita there. He told Sita that Rama would soon come and save her.
As soon as HanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone... returned, Rama, Lakshman and the monkey army build a bridge from the tip of India to Lanka and cross over to Lanka. There was a fierce battle. Rama killed Ravana's brothers and sons then on the day of Dushera he killed Ravana. Rama then gave the kingdom of Lanka to Ravna’s brother Vibishna. Rama, Laksmana and Sita returned to Ayodhya on the auspicious day of Diwali.
People of Ayodhya were very happy to get their king back. They sang and dance joyfully. They lighten up their huts by earthen divas to welcome their beloved king Rama and his wife along with his brother Laksmana.