Diwali festival(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
04/11/2021 - 04/11/2021
Diwali is a very renowned festival of the Indians and the people of India celebrate this festival with equal zeal and fervor. It is the worshipping of the Mother Goddess Kali, who is so very well known among the people of India, She is known to get rid of the evil powers and evil forces that dominate the ground. So, she is the best deity to ask for anything that one would like to wish for and get that as a boon instantly.
Description of the Diwali Festival:
Goddess Kali is black in color because she incorporated the evil powers of nature and in turn saved the human beings from a traumatic existence. Diwali is also known as Deepavali or the Festival of Lights. The esoteric meaning of this festival is the light the inner lights of the soul; human beings are so much burdened with worldly burden of sins, that the benevolent Goddess Kali comes in for rescue and demolishes the evil powers from the heart of me; in turn she provides a new hope for living and attaining salvation in this world.
She encourages men to remain in this world and be free from the sins so that while we pursue a family life, we are also freed from the evil forces inside ourselves. This brings in inner joy or peace. That is why she is so popular and is the most widely worshipped deity. The Deepavali Festival signifies awakening of soul with inner light.
Diwali like Durga Puja also involves five days worship of the Goddess Durga. They are Dhan Trayodasi, which is the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month and it is regarded as the best day for shopping. Naraka Chaturdasi which is the new era of light and knowledge, Diwali celebrated on the new moon night with lamps lighted, Varsha Pratipada which is the beginning of the New Year or Kartikadi Vikram and lastly the Bhaiyaduj in which sisters give a tika on their brothers forehead which would protect them from all the malevolent forces of nature.
In many parts of the world Kali Puja is celebrated with sacrifice of animals to the Mother Goddess Kali who is said to provide her devotees with anything they wish for in lieu of a sacrifice on the day of her worship. It has been seen in numerous cases that this incidence is true and so, even the foreigners worship the Goddess Kali and offers sacrificial worship to her. So, we may as well say that "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
Time for celebrating the Diwali Festival:
It is usually celebrated in the new moon night, also known as Amavasya, when the moon is invisible and the Mother Goddess comes in to the world to rescue her aficionados from the evil powers. This is usually in the months of October or November according to the movement of the Moon.