DIWALI 2022 – Festival of Lights and Crackers

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India Desk, Delhi Magazine: So long far the Hindus are concerned, Diwali is linked to the ancient legend of Lord Shri Rama, who was deprived of his kingdom and sent into exile for long 14 years. Diwali is celebrated on Rama’s eventual defeat of the evil spirit Ravana, and Rama’s return to his home after 14 years.

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For Sikhs, this celerbation highlights the release of their Guru, Shri Hargobind Singh from the prison with their prisoners and his return to Amrtisar. This is celerbated as Bandi Chhod diwas(meaning Day of Liberation).  So long far Jains are concerned, its a time to celebrate Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, and the moment reached a state of enlightenment. Jains believe this is the day Mahavir, the 24th and the last tirthankar of the Jains attained nirvana or spiritual salvation.  The Swetambara sect of Jain observes fasting during the three days of Diwali. In West Bengal, it is the celebration of the arrival of goddess Kali.

Golden Temple -Amritsar on diwali

Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. On the night of Diwali, almost all the people from different communities offer prayers to the God and lighten their house with lots of Diyas and candles. Its actually a festival of lights so the entire country is enlightned with different colours of light on this evening.

The entire week before the Diwali  is traditionally a time for purchasing, buying new clothes and jewellery and exchanging gifts and sweets with the family and friends . Diwali is famously known as “the festival of lights.” However, this joyous occasion is a dark time for the owls of India that fight an uphill battle of survival against a myriad of superstitions and beliefs that endanger them.

On the occasion of Diwali, guided by malicious Tantriks (occultists), some indulge in ritualistic sacrifices of the owl in hopes that such brutality will bring them good luck and wealth..

owl- vhicle of godess shri luxmi ji

Delhi Magazine strongly opposses these activities and so called these malicious tantriks and urge all to stay away from these all activities and such Occultists and celebrate Diwali with lights and happiness with your near and dear ones..


Delhi Magazine Team

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