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Diwali Festival

As we all know, Diwali is approaching, and most of us wait for it eagerly. We have seen people sending online gift items for Diwali to their loved ones. It is the most auspicious and significant festival of Hindus. Diwali is a festival of lights, and it’s night witnesses a dazzling display of fireworks and fancy diyas. It comes in November after Dussehra and is celebrated for five days. There are many reasons for the celebration of this festival. But let us go back and see how everything started. Here we provide you some facts about why we celebrate Diwali.

Lord Ram Return At Home

The most crucial reason behind celebrating Diwali is that on this day Lord Ram along with his wife, Sita, and brother, Lakshmana at Ayodhya after 14-year long exile and defeating Ravana. It is a day of victory of evil because on this day Lord Ram wins over Ravana. The day when Lord Ram came to Ayodhya was the night of Kartik. The people of Ayodhya greeted Lord Ram by burning firecrackers and lighting diyas. From then onwards, fireworks and diyas have come to signify the festival. 

 

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Special Day for Sikh’s

The third Guru of Sikh Amar Das regulated Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would receive the Gurus blessings. In 1577, the establishment stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was built on Diwali. The sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, was released from the Gwalior fort along with 52 kings.

 

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Significance for the Jain

Mahavir Tirthankar, the founder of modern Jainism, attained his Nirvana on Diwali. It happened on October 15, 527 BC. Hence, Mahavira renounced his royal life and left his family to become an ascetic, undertaking fasting. At the age of 43, he gained the state of Kevala Jnana and began teaching the philosophy of Jainism.

 

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Birthday of Luxmi

Lakshmi is the Goddess of prosperity. Her origin lies in the Samudra Manthan. It is said that devas and asuras want the Amrit, the nectar of heaven and hence performed the Samudra Manthan, which comes from the ocean. In the process, many objects emanated from the depths of the sea, and one of these was Goddess Lakshmi. She arose on the new moon day. During her marriage with Vishnu, on the darkest night of the year, the ambiance was illustrated with lights. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi came to be connected with Diwali, and people perform Lakshmi Puja on the festival to usher prosperity and success. In fact, without Laxmi pooja, the celebration of Diwali never gets completed. 

 

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Return of Pandavas

Pandavas, after the defeat from Kauravas in the game of dice, were exiled for 12 years. After the completion of 12 years, the Pandavas returned to Hastinapura. The day when they returned was Kartik Amavasya, and that’s why the people decorate the city by lighting earthen lamps to welcome the Pandavas.

Harvest Festival

You guys must be wondering how Diwali is also considered a harvest festival. Diwali falls in October or November, which is the last harvest of the year before the opening of the winter season. Diwali falls at the end of the Kharif crop. That’s also one of the reasons people wait for this festival very excitedly and enjoy this festival full of enthusiasm. 

Celebration of Happiness

Diwali is a day of happiness. On this day, people meet their friends, family members, and show love in the form of gifts. They exchange gifts for each other and give blessings and best wishes. So, if you want to make your loved ones happy on this auspicious festival, you can Diwali gift for family and deliver it at their place. When they receive this token of love inevitably brings a beautiful smile on their faces. 

So, if you are a resident of Pune and want to send Diwali gifts online, you can do this by shopping online. Our online technology makes it very easy to send gifts anywhere easily. So, distance never comes to your bond, you can make your special one happy anywhere and anytime by order Diwali Sweets online.  

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