10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Diwali

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali:

Diwali or Deepavali is one of the prime festivals for Hindus that unites whole India. Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists not only in India but all around the world. Diwali is the brightest festival in the Indian Calendar. Diwali is traditionally believed to be a Hindu festival of Wealth and Prosperity. It is one of the biggest events in Indian calendar. The colourful India becomes more Colourful during Diwali.

know how Diwali is celebrated. 

In 2018, entire India celebrating Diwali on Wednesday, 7th November. Few people would be interesting to know the real facts about how, when and why Diwali has been celebrating in India with great interest, enthusiasm and grandeur. So here are the 10 interesting facts about Diwali.

10 Interesting facts about Diwali:

  • We all would wonder why Diwali we should celebrate Diwali? For this we have few references to answer this question. Diwali in India and in some other countries of Asia has been celebrating from many years to mark the return of Lord Rama and his wife Sita after completion of their fourteen years of exile. It is also celebrate to Honor Lakshmi – Hindu goddess of wealth. 
  • Every year Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth (15th) day of Karthika which is a Hindu month.  
  • Diwali is celebrated on 21st day after Dussehra, it has said that it took 21 days to Rama to reach Ayodhya after killing Ravana in Lanka, because which people in Ayodhya celebrated Diwali. 
  • India is not only the country which celebrates Diwali. There are many other countries which celebrates Diwali as grandeur as India. Click here to know How Diwali celebrated around the world.
  •  We remember fire crackers if we think of Diwali. Sivakasi a southern town in Tamil Nadu state manufactures crackers in remarkable percentage. This town contributes 90 percent of all crackers sales happening in India. 
  • The city of Leicester, in the United Kingdom, holds the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India. 
  • It is a national holiday on Diwali in India. But you would be surprised to know this fact that it is not a national holiday only in India but in other countries like Guyana, Fiji, Mauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. In Pakistan there is an official optional holiday on Diwali. 
  • Exchanging sweets and gifts is an integral part of Diwali celebrations in India. People celebrate this festival with their family members and friends. 
  • The foundation stone for the Golden temple was laid on Diwali day in 1577. From then Sikhs celebrates Diwali in Golden temple. 
  •  Mahavir Tirthankar, considered to be the founder of modern Jainism was attained his nirvana on Diwali day. So it is a special day for Jains too.
We want you to celebrate this colourful Diwali with safety. Read do’s and don’ts on Diwali day.
 Wish you happy and joyful Diwali!!

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