Diwali is celebrated in India and all over the globe in the month of autumn by Hindus. It is the biggest festivals of hindus and it is the biggest and brightest festival of India. Just before Diwali people clean their house, backyards and decorate their house with flowers, tiny colorful lights, People wear new clothes and then light candles inside and outside their home. Once Lakshmi puja is done people light crackers and exchange gifts with family and friends. Diwali is also a major time of people shopping and getting new things in home.
When is Dhanteras in 2016
Just before Diwali people celebrate Dhanteras and it is on November 9 which is just before Diwali. On Dhanteras people buy new stuff as it is said to be the most auspicious day of the year to buy new things.
When is Diwali in 2016
Diwali in 2016 is on 30 October
Diwali is celebrated by all the religions and it is a national festival of India. If you would like to know the history behind Diwali then you may have a look at few lines from Wikipedia below,
Diwali dates back to ancient times in India, as a festival after the summer harvest in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika. The festival is mentioned in Sanskrit scriptures such as the Padma Purana, the Skanda Purana both completed in second half of 1st millennium AD but believed to have been expanded from a core text from an earlier era. The diyas (lamps) are mentioned in Skanda Purana to symbolically represent parts of sun, the cosmic giver of light and energy to all life, who seasonally transitions in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Hindus in some regions of India associate Diwali with the legend of Yama and Nachiketa on Kartika amavasya (Diwali night). The Nachiketa story about right versus wrong, transient wealth versus true wealth, ignorance versus knowledge is recorded in Katha Upanishad composed in 1st millennium BC
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