This Diwali, I am sending my dear viewers
Wishing you all a very happy Diwali:
Sky-full of fireworks.Mouth-full of sweets.
House full of diyas(lamps) and Heart full of joy.
May the divine light of diwali spread into your life
peace, prosperity, happiness and good health.
It is an opportunity to entreat the Deities
to bless us all and rid us of sufferings.
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights.
It spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness,
good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope
The 13 reasons behind the jubilations are-
1.Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi.She is said
to have been incarnated from the depth of
the bottomless ocean during the Samudra
Manthana (churning of ocean by the angels
2.Killing of Narakasura the devil by Satyabhama.
who was an incarnation of Bhudevi(earth goddess)
as she only could kill him.
3.Return of Rama after vanquishing the evil king
Ravana and after passing a period of 14 years in exile.
4.The return of Pandavas from 12 years of banishment.
They were kind and honest and loved by the people.
5.The coronation of Vikramaditya on Diwali, following
his victory over the Shakas in 56 BC.
6. For the Jains, Diwali commemorates the
enlightenment of Vardhamana Mahaveera. He was
the last Thirthankara of the Jains .
7.The enlightenment of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
a reformer of Hinduism and founder of Arya Samaj in 1875.
8. Special day for the Sikhs. It was on the occasion of
Diwali, the foundation stone of Golden Temple at Amritsar
was laid in 1577. The 6th Sikh Guru was freed from
imprisonment in 1619 by Jahangir on Diwali day.
9.Goddess Kali saved heaven and earth from the
growing cruelty of the demons by killing all the
10. The harvest festival. Diwali falls in the time of
Kharif crop, when the rice cultivation gives its fruits.
11.Hindu New Year Day.Hindu businessmen offer pujas
and start new book of accounts and pay off all the debts.
12.Diwali marks the overcoming of Mahabali by Lord
Vishnu. Mahabali was violent in his ways with the Devas(gods)
On their insistence, Lord Vishnu disguised himself as
Vamana(short Brahmin) and approached Mahabali
for some charity. Bali was tricked into giving up his
kingship and wealth. Diwali marks the overcoming of
Mahabali by Lord Vishnu.But Mahabali was bestowed
a boon by Lord Vishnu to return to earth for one day
during diwali festival to be honoured by his beloved people.
13.According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Shakti(wife of Shiva)
observed 21 days of Kedhara Vrata.Diwali is the completion
day of this austerity.This is the day when Lord Shiva accepted
Shakti into the left half of of His form and appeared as