How Diwali Is celebrated In Various States Of India?
Diwali is an age-old festival celebrated across India by all people with tradition and enthusiasm. There are many significant religious facts associated with this festival and therefore, it is celebrated in various methods in all across the India. Most parts of India Diwali celebrated for 5 days, including in North India.
- 1st Day- Dhanetras- worshiping of Lord yama and buying vessels made with metal
- 2nd Day- Narak chathurdashi, Roop chathurdashi, Choti Diwali
- 3rd Day- Diwali- Ganesh and Laxmi pooja
- 4th Day- Govardhan pooja
- 5th Day- Bhai Tika or Bhai Dooj, a special day dedicated to brothers and sisters of the family
Let us see how the festival celebrated in various regions of India.
1. Northern parts of India
This day is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita after 14 years of exile as said in the epic Ramayana. The festival celebrated as per their tradition in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh. The day auspicious in North India, they believe the victory of good over evil.
2. Southern parts of the country
People in South India celebrate the festival to mark the victory of Lord Krishna killed Narakasura, a devil on this day. They mark the win by lighting earthen lamps, sweets, new dress, and bursting crackers much to the delight of family and friends.
3. Eastern parts of India
In the Eastern region, the festival celebrations differ. In West Bengal and Assam, the day people celebrate as Kali pooja. They visit the Kali temples during the night of Diwali. In rural parts West Bengal people celebrate Diwali lit long poles to show the path for heaven to their ancestors. The same custom is followed in Odhisa.
4. Western parts of India
In the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, the people celebrate the day as the arrival of Goddess Laxmi. They perform Laxmi pooja and buy new gold, silver jewelry, and utensils.
One festival, so many traditions! Isn’t it just beautiful?
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