After tremendous war and victory against Raavan- the demon king and followed by completing the exile of 14 years; happy days in Ayodhya is back. Time when Ayodhya was lit with row of lights, glory of Ayodhya gets back- Its Deepavali, let’s celebrate. When you are grooved in the air of crackers, light, diyas and worship, let’s take you to the myth behind this celebration.
Deepavali also known as Diwali- means row of light is celebrated for the retrieval of Lord Rama back to his home with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshman after 14 years of exile in forest(Vanvas) which was condemned by his father King Dashratha. On this happy occasion, the whole Ayodhya lite lamp on their way as well as in their homes and verandahs to cherish the happiness of their return.
The story doesn’t get over here. There are more reasons to be celebrated on this day. Apart from victory of man deity, there is a myth of woman dominance in the history of winning good over evil. In Dwapara Yuga, Lord Krishna’s wife Satyabhama killed asura Narakasura- another cruel demon who apprehended people and create catastrophe. This is the belief of celebration in South India.
Coming up more, it is also believed that on the very same day, Pandavas returned to Hastinapur after 12 years of exile. If you think this day of history is just biased to Hindu mythology, then there are more allegory in Jain, when Lord Mahavir redeemed Moksha/Nirvana on the same day. Even it was on same day, when 6th Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji got freed from Jehangir’s imprisonment.
It is estimated that almost 12 countries all over world celebrate this festival in different ways and grandly. Acquiring different religious beliefs and myth, multiple countries unison in their region to celebrate this grand day with lights and diyas. Commemorating this event with lights is the common and preferred way of celebrating in various countries.
Diwali or Deepawali, though it comes once in a year; but it grants a spark that enlightens fun, love and prosperity for a whole year. Apart from this piece of celebration on the frolic season, you can always snag some time to drop wishes from Online Diwali greeting cards to your loved one. Whimsical, playful and sweet-filled Diwali is what every family looks forward to celebrate; and when someone special surprisingly drops an online greeting cards to your inbox. The hush of blush is simply inevitable!!
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