Why Is Diwali Celebrated?

Why Is Diwali Celebrated?

For what reason do we observe Diwali? It’s not simply the merry state of mind noticeable all around that satisfies you, or simply that it’s a decent time to appreciate before the coming of winter. There are 10 legendary and authentic reasons why Diwali is an extraordinary time to celebrate. What’s more, there are valid justifications for Hindus as well as for all others to praise this incredible Festival of Lights.


Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and is praised to respect Ramachandra, the seventh symbol (manifestation of the god Vishnu). It is accepted that on this day Rama came back to his kin following 14 years of an outcast during which he faced and won a conflict against the evil presences and the devil lord, Ravana. Individuals lit their homes to commend his triumph over fiendishness (light over obscurity). The goddess of bliss and favorable luck, Lakshmi, additionally considers along with the festival. It is accepted that she wanders the Earth on this day and goes into the house that is unadulterated, clean, and brilliant.

The Diwali celebration in southern India regularly honors the vanquishing of the Asura Naraka, an amazing ruler of Assam, who detained a huge number of occupants. It was Krishna, a god venerated in Hinduism, who was at last ready to curb Naraka and free the detainees. Diwali festivities may change in various networks yet its centrality and otherworldly significance are for the most part “the attention to the inward light”. It is additionally the start of the new money related year for the business network.

Lights, firecrackers and campfires enlighten this occasion, as “Deepawali” signifies “a line or group of lights” or “columns of diyas (earth lights)”. The celebration symbolizes the triumph of honorableness and the lifting of profound haziness. During Diwali or Deepawali, the goddess Lakshmi, who symbolizes riches, satisfaction and thriving, is additionally revered.

Here are some facts which we also didn’t know about Diwali. So let us take a quick look.

  1. Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: The Goddess of riches and the associate of the god Vishnu is Lakshmi, one of the key divinities of the Hindu religion and the Supreme Being in the Vaishnavism Tradition. As per folklore, she was first manifested on the new moon day (Amavasya) of the Kartik month during the stirring of the sea (Samudra-Manthan). She is one of the most famous of goddesses, and in this manner emphatically connected with Diwali.
  2. Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this very day (Diwali day), Lord Vishnu camouflaged in his fifth manifestation as Vaman-avatar (the smaller person symbol and Vishnu’s first manifestation) protected Lakshmi from the jail of King Bali. what’s more, this is another explanation of revering Ma Lakshmi on Diwali.
  3. Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On the day going before Diwali, Lord Krishna killed the evil spirit ruler Narakaasur of Pragjothispura, who had attacked the three universes, enjoying incredible tormenting the creatures there. Krishna protected 16,000 ladies from his bondage. The festival of this opportunity continued for two days including the Diwali day as a triumph celebration: The second day of Diwali is Naraka Chaturdasi.
  4. The Return of the Pandavas: According to the incredible epic ‘Mahabharata,’ it was ‘Kartik Amavashya’ when the five Pandavas (siblings Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva) showed up from their 12 years of expulsion because of their annihilation in the hands of the Kauravas at the round of shakers (betting). The subjects who adored the Pandavas praised the day by lighting the earthen lights.
  5. The Victory of Rama: According to the epic ‘Ramayana,’ it was the new moon day of Kartik when Lord Ram, Ma Sita, and Lakshman came back to Ayodhya in the wake of vanquishing the evil presence ruler Ravana and overcoming Lanka. The natives of Ayodhya adorned the whole city with the earthen lights and lit up it more than ever, and the celebration of Diwali is out of appreciation for Rama’s triumph.
  6. Royal celebration of Vikramaditya: One of the best of Hindu lords, Vikramaditya was delegated on the Diwali day. The incredible head, who may have been a recorded figure or dependent on one, is thought of as the perfect lord, known for his liberality, mental fortitude, and support of researchers. Accordingly, Diwali turned into a chronicled occasion too.
  7. Uncommon Day for the Arya Samaj: It was the new moon day of Kartik (Diwali day) when the nineteenth-century researcher Maharshi Dayananda, probably the best reformer of Hinduism and the originator of Arya Samaj, achieved his nirvana. Dayananda’s extraordinary strategic to request that mankind treat each other as siblings through practices of respectability.
  8. Exceptional Day for the Jains: Mahavir Tirthankar, viewed as the organizer of present-day Jainism additionally accomplished his nirvana on Diwali day. Mahavira surrendered his illustrious life and left his family to turn into a parsimonious, undertaking fasting and substantial embarrassments. At 43 years old, he accomplished the territory of Kevala Jnana and started showing the way of thinking of Jainism.
  9. Exceptional Day for the Sikhs: The third Sikh Guru Amar Das organized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would assemble to get the Gurus favors. In 1577, the establishment stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid on Diwali. In 1619, the 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, was discharged from the Gwalior stronghold alongside 52 rulers.


It is absurd to expect to make reference to each action that happens in this event as festivities change in various districts. In any case, this article gives a general diagram of the fundamental festivals that typically happen during this occasion. Additionally, the date wherein Diwali is commended may shift contingent upon areas and schedule elucidations.