Diwali, the festival of lights, is among the most loved festivals celebrated in India. In fact, we love to look forward to Diwali, especially because it epitomizes the continuation of the festive spirit, celebrated after the fortnight of Durga Puja (Dushera). It is the time for get-togethers and celebrations as families herald the eternal light and ward off the evil darkness.
Excitement peaks as Diwali draw near and people of all ages look forward to savoring traditional fare and enjoy with their loved ones. Considering the times this year, we will not burst crackers,. But we will celebrate Diwali with equal gusto at home, among family and friends!
Ward off the darkness
The festival of lights makes it mandatory to cover your house in lights and lamps and ward off entrance and verandas. Innovative lights in the form of tiny blobs of fire, and attacked over a length of wire, are also available, these will merrily glow throughout the night, also flash. We may be confined to our homes so let’s celebrate Diwali with much joy and nonetheless!
Add color to the celebrations
Diwali is incomplete without rangolis drawn on the floors and foyers of your house. Rangoli sets, complete with designs add a lot of colorful cheer! What’s more, this Diwali you can innovate with designs and color and make your own patterns on the floor. Add stickers, dash some paint, and create your palette to enliven your celebrations! What you can also do is on the different arms as well as at the center of the rangoli, place small diyas to light up your creation at night.
Welcome, Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity, wealth, and well-being. With business premises and homes decorated and adorned with light. Moreover, the festival also witnesses shoppers on their toes, catching-up on last-minute shopping. Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day-long Diwali festival and is celebrated across India with joyfulness and fun.
Dhanteras has always been associated with investing in gold. The yellow metal has been a favorite of women and men alike, squirreled away and saved for prosperity. So, be it jewellery loved to be adorned on special occasions or sported as a sign of prosperity and charm; to shrewd investment in gold as a safe hedge against inflation; and even providing consistent returns saved over the years, the metal has always been coveted and aspired for. And on the auspicious day of Dhanteras, it is tradition to buy gold as it is believed to attract wealth all year around. According to legend, Lord Dhanwantri appeared in the middle of the sea with an urn on this day. Hence, it has also become a tradition to buy utensils as well. The belief and faith are that buying utensils or silver will increase their count 13 times.
Kindle the piety
Dhanteras marks the first day of the celebrations of the five days of the Diwali festival. While “Dhan refers to wealth, “Teras” translates to the 13th day as per the Hindu Calendar. In line with the traditions, silver idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha, gold and silver ornaments, silver puja thalis, and golden flowers are often purchased on this day as a symbol of good luck. Dhanteras is also known as Choti Diwali. This day holds special significance for people as they engage in purchases that would bring them prosperity and good luck throughout the year.
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