Diwali 2023: Illuminating the Path to Joy, Prosperity, and Togetherness

Diwali, the Hindu jubilee of lights, is a joyful festivity that symbolizes the triumph of good over wrong, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Celebrated annually by Hindus worldwide, Diwali is a five- day jubilee that falls on the new moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik, which generally coincides with October or November in the Gregorian timetable.

This time, Diwali will be celebrated on November 12, 2023. The five days of Diwali are each associated with a specific meaning and ritual.

Day 1 Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali, is devoted to worshiping Dhanvantari, the god of wealth and drug. On this day, people buy new particulars, especially gold or tableware, to bring substance and good health into their homes.

Day 2 The main day of Diwali, Lakshmi Puja is performed to worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and substance. Homes are decorated with lights and diyas( oil painting lights), and families change gifts and sweets.

Day 3 Govardhan Puja celebrates Lord Krishna’s lifting of Govardhan Mountain to cover the people of Vrindavan from a flood tide caused by the god Indra. On this day, people make cow soil clones of Govardhan Mountain and perform puja.

Day 4 Bhai Dooj is a day devoted to strengthening the bond between sisters and sisters. Sisters apply tilak( a conventional mark) on their sisters’ facades , and sisters give gifts to their sisters.

Diwali is further than just a jubilee of lights; it’s a festivity of stopgap, joy, and togetherness. It’s a time for families to come together, strengthen bonds, and express gratitude for the blessings in their lives.