~ How Hindus Celebrate Diwali (Festival of Lights)

India is gearing up for biggest festival of year (see clips & beautiful pictures below)…Get basic idea; Why & How Hindus across  the world celebrate Diwali,5 day long festival of light & colours with family, friends,  relatives & communities…

In 2014 Diwali be celebrated as per Hindu calender on:

  • October 21: Dhanteras – Family prayers + buy metal items
  • October 22: Narak chaturdashi – early morning sainted flower bath & family prayers
  • October 23: LaxmiPooja- Biggest day in Diwali,Family prayers for Goddess Laxmi (Luck/Prosperity/Happiness)
  • October 24: Balipratipada/Padwa – Husband-Wife Day
  • October 25: Bhaibeej/Bhaiduj – Brother-Sister day

For festival vocabulary in English see 2nd clip below.

Diwali or Deepavali (means Row of Lamps/Lights) – is a fresh Start, new Energy, new Hope..Family gathering..showing unconditional Love & Respect for Parents/Siblings/Spouse..Gifts..Ghar ka Khana..Laxmi Pooja with Dear ones..Spirituality..inner happiness..time to embrace Positivity /Optimism/Bliss…

So, Diwali is India’s most favoirate celebration…a Festival of Lights, Positivity, Family Bonding & Bliss…

A very Inclusive/Togerness Festival – celebrate with all dearones and community around…

Come lets celebrate Diwali, a festival of light, happiness, prosperity, Togetherness, Inclusiveness, and victory of Good over Evil…

|| Wish You & Family a Very Happy Prosporous Diwali || Watch-  How Hindus Celebrate Dwiali Learn Diwali/Deepavali Vocabulary and understand each day of Diwali, its significance, and how it is celebrated from Niharika!

Main attractions of Diwali / Deepavali:

Shopping …lots of Shopping…

Diwlai-Shopping

Decoration-  Colours..flowers…lamps

Diwali-IndiaRangoli – auspicious  color powder floor decoration

diwlai-Rangoli-Floor Docoration

Heena/Mehandi – hand decoration with temparary brown colour (tattoo)

Diwali-Mehandi-Heena-Tattoo

Diya – Indian special  earthen oil lamps…

diwali-diya-lamp

Getting ready for Prayers with traditional Hindu attires…

Diwali-Diya-Thali

Hindu Goddess Laxmi Prayers with family

Godess-Laxmi-Diwali

Gift exchange to your loved one in family n friends

Diwali-gift

Fire Crackers with family…kid’s favorite ocassion…

Diwali-Fire-Crackers

Family games overnight —Lets see who wins Laxmi blessings this Diwali me or Papa (Dad)!!

Diwali-Card-Playing-Son-Dad

Diwali special sweets and food with family…

Diwali-Sweets

New year for Business or new Venture start

Diwali-Business-Office Bhaubeej/bhaiduj – Celebrating Brother sister unconditional love & respect day…

Diwali-Bhaubeej-Brother-Sister-Day

Hindu family prayers for Happiness & Prosperity…

Happy Diwali to all….Lets wel-come Goddess Laxmi…

godess-laxmi-feet-diwali

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Source: Wild Film  India, Lets talk videos, youtube, google search, and all links in the post. Photo credit: Screen shot from above clips

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