Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals in India. India being the land of diversities that it is, Diwali too is celebrated with so many different traditions across the country.
No matter which part of the country you are from, few things are but common, yummy sweet treats, lights and crackers. Diwali truly breaks the monotony of our lives, spruces it up by bring all our sense to life with colour, light, sound and not to mention delicious tastes.
Diwali is considered an auspicious day for new beginnings and growth. From buying a new house to starting a new business, Diwali is the chosen period for almost all Indians. People welcome opportunities, wealth and prosperity into their lives during this period.
Depending on which part of India, Diwali is celebrated on just one day or over many days. North India celebrates Diwali starting from Dhanteras all the way to Bahi Dhooj. South Indians celebrate just on the day of Diwali.
Removing all the old things from your life and making way for new things both material and non material is a very important aspect of Diwali. Almost all households are busy with cleaning and sprucing up their living spaces on the run up to Diwali. Discarding the old, dusting, painting the activities are plenty.
North Indians traditionally light up diyas in their houses to show the way to Lord Rama. In modern times the diya has been replaced by twinkling serial lights. Many parts of the country celebrate with Lakshmi pooja to welcome the Goddess of wealth. Offering of gold and silver are done to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. South Indians bathe with essential oils and visit temples on the occasion of Diwali.
North, South East or West, Diwali is always a fun and excitement. A day when the whole country rejoice in life, let go of the past and prepare for the future with excitement and fervor.