The Grand Festival of Lights

India is a beautiful land of festivals that happen every year. Diwali is one festival in India that is very popular. Diwali is called the light festival since people celebrate this festival by lighting lamps and crackers. It is so much fun having lights all around and so it is to light lamps.

Festival with lights:

Diwali also known as Deepavali is celebrated for five days. The day on which Diwali commences is known as Dhanteras. According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali starts on Aswin and the festival finishes on Bhaubeej. But, according to the normal calendar, Diwali is celebrated sometime between October mid and November mid. Official holiday is declared all over India on Diwali and is celebrated country wide.

Diwali itself means a row of lights or lamps. Small beautiful lamps are lighted on this day making the entire country glow.

This beautiful festival commences with Dhanteras and this day is taken to be the beginning of a new financial year among business communities. The second day is called the Naraka Chaturdasi and this day marks the defeating of a demon called Naraka by God Krishna. The third day of Diwali is called Amavasya and on this day Goddess Laskhmi known as wealth goddess is worshipped. Pujas are held at homes aiming prosperity and happiness in the following year. The fourth day of Diwali is called Karthika and is believed that on this day a king called Bali went off to patala to rule a new kingdom there. The fifth day is called Yama Dvitiya and this day is special for all brothers and sisters. Brothers are specially invited to their sister’s homes.

Celebrating Diwali:

Diwali is a very important festival for Hindus. On this day the entire family joins together and celebrates the festival together. Sweets are made at home and exchanged. Houses are cleaned well so as to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. People gift each other and buy new dresses to wear on this auspicious day. People decorate their homes with lights and flowers. The entire venue turns out to be glowing. People light lamps of different shapes and colours that are filled with oil. It is a very pleasurable scene. Lighting of lamp symbolises the victory of good over the evil. Fire crackers are burst and this is the most fun filled part. People believe to drive the evil spirits away when crackers are burst. Different types of crackers are bust with different colours. All these celebrations make the entire place colourful and joyous.

Reason behind the festival:

Diwali is celebrated to remember the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana after 14 years of exile to Ayodhya. People light lamps to welcome the lord and burst crackers as a mark of celebration of his return.

Diwali is celebrated all around India in different ways. Different states celebrate in different ways, but with the same reason and mind. It is one of the most beautiful festivals in India.

It is a very important custom to exchange gifts during this festival. People buy different types of gifts and exchange it to their loved ones. The gifts can be anything. The most common gifts are sweets and flowers.

Gifts for Diwali:

People now have several options to present to their loved ones on the occasion of Diwali. Be it dresses or anything. Anything can now be very easily purchased online. The most popular and preferred gift is flowers. As we know, flowers can be gifted on any occasion. They are equally liked by all due to their beauty.

A number of online stores have come up where fresh flowers can be purchased. One need not be worried about the freshness of the flowers as they will be as fresh as the ones that are available in markets. Flowers can be easily selected as all these online stores display all the flowers they have and the buyer can choose from these flowers. Flowers are available in many forms like bouquet, bunches, different types of arrangements, etc. It is very convenient and also saves time since a person need not be physically present to pick the flowers. One can relax and home and order any flowers they like to gift on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. The flowers are delivered on time wherever the buyer wishes to send them.

Not just flowers can be bought online, sweets and other gifts like lamps, etc. can also be bought from the online stores. One can find beautiful and attractive products that can be gifted on Diwali. These products will be exclusively available for Diwali.

One can find several Diwali offers, which include attractive discounts and combo offers like flowers with sweets, etc. Hence, it is highly economical and also convenient to purchase gifts from online stores.

Diwali is the most beautiful festival and considered very auspicious days among Hindus. So, make sure you gift the best on such an auspicious day!