Few days and the festival of lights are here. 2017 Diwali is here. Diwali considered as the best and one of the famous festival in India. This festival marks the victory of good over evil just like light beats darkness. By seeing the position of the moon and the Hindu Lunar calendar, Diwali festival falls on October 19. People update their Diwali Whatsapp status from their Smartphones, Tab or laptops.
Diwali festival is also known as Deepawali. In northern India, people called it Diwali but in the southern part of India, people called it Deepawali. On the day of Diwali festival, it’s an official holiday for a given day. Diwali festival is commemorated as a five day festival in many parts of the India. In 2017, the festival will start on Wednesday and continue until Sunday, October 22, 2017. According to Hindu mythology, Diwali festival is celebrated because Hindu people believe that on this day after 14 years of banishment Lord Ram returned to his home Ayodhya, and during his vanvaas he killed demon Ravana, king of Lanka.
From words, Deepa and Avali, the name of the festival Deepawali is derived. Diwali is also called as Dipotsavam which means “festival of lights”. The festival falls on the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu. According to Hindu calendar Diwali generally, falls in the month of October and November.
Diwali 2017 Dates
This is the five day Hindu Festival starts with dhanteras, next day fall on Naraka Chaturdashi than Diwali festival night, on the fourth-day people celebrate Diwali Padva and Govardhan Puja and Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day and the last day.
Dhanteras October 17, 2017: Dhanteras is also known as “Dhantrayodashi”. People believe this day is auspicious for purchase gold and silver. People visit markets to buy for themselves on this auspicious day.
Naraka Chaturdashi 2017: This is the day before Diwali festival and this day is also called as Choti Diwali. On this day, demon Asura named as Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna, Satyabhama and kali.
Diwali festival 19 October 2017: Third day and main day, when the Diwali festival is celebrated. This festival falls on the new moon day that is the dark night of Amavasya. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Goddess Lakshmi is the Hindu deity of the wealth and prosperity and devotees worship Lord Ganesha as he is God for Good Luck and prosperity.
Govardhan Puja 2017: Diwali Padva is celebrated on the fourth day. This festival is dedicated to husband and wife relationship and this day is also celebrated by Hindu people by doing Govardhan puja, this day Lord Krishna Defeated God Indra.
Bhai Dooj 2017: Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day. This festival has generally celebrated the bond between brother and sister. People also called this day as Bhai Tikka, Bhai Phonta or Bhai Beej depending on regions. Sisters put tikka on their brother’s forehead and wish for their long life and brother give presents to them.
Before Diwali people clean their home. Purchase new things to decorate their home. Visit markets and buy gifts for their family and friends and also visit their family and friends to greet them happy Diwali.
On this occasion, People also search Diwali special Shayari on search engines so that they can send those shayari to their loved one.