Saturday, October 6, 2018

What happened amazing on diwali 2017, 2016 and 2015? Its significance and puja!

What happened amazing on diwali 2017, 2016 and 2015? Its significance and puja!

Diwali 2017

Major events occurred during Diwali 2017, Diwali 2016 and Diwali 2015. What are its significance and how do we celebrate it?

Diwali or Deepawali is the most significant festival of Indian people and all Indian originated people
living abroad. This is the only time when all the festivals seem close to nothing in comparison. Such
ethnic aroma in the air everywhere make sure you feel it to the fullest. People filled with joy and
extreme sacredness celebrate Diwali by organising social gatherings, get-togethers, giving offerings,
helping decorate their own houses, preparing for the night puja and what not.

We all know and it is believed all over India that when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya with his wife
Sita and brother Laxman after conquering Lanka and defeating its king Ravan and his army, the
entire city began to celebrate by lighting thousands of lamps, earthen pots, diyas and decorated the
entire city with lots of flowers and mesmerizing Rangolis. Their victory symbolizes victory over
darkness and evil.

At the night people worship Goddess Laxmi and God Ganesh along with God Kuber who is also
known as treasurer of gods. People worship them in order to bring peace and prosperity in their
lives as Diwali symbolizes prosperity and money comes in. People ask for successful businesses and
their work jobs. It contains a feeling of joyfulness which everybody seeks for. Everyone seems
delighted and express their happiness by distributing sweets and gifts to neighbours, relatives and
surrounding workers.


Let us see some important dates on which Diwali 2017, Diwali 2016 and Diwali 2015 occurred.

Diwali 2017

Dates of important occasions on Diwali 2017:
  • DHANTERAS 2017 WAS ON 17 TH OF OCTOBER 2017
  • CHOTI DIWALI WAS ON 18 TH OF OCTOBER 2017
  • BADI DIWALI WAS ON 19 TH OCTOBER 2017
  • GOVARDHAN POOJA WAS ON 20 TH OF OCTOBER 2017
  • BHAI DOOJ WAS ON 21 ST OF OCTOBER 2017
Dates of important occasions on Diwali 2016:
  • DHANTERAS WAS ON 28 TH OF OCTOBER 2016
  • CHOTI DIWALI WAS ON 29 TH OF OCTOBER 2016
  • BADI DIWALI WAS ON 30 H OCTOBER 2016
  • GOVARDHAN POOJA WAS ON 31 TH OF OCTOBER 2016
  • BHAI DOOJ WAS ON 01 ST OF OCTOBER 2016
Dates of important occasions on Diwali 2015:
  • DHANTERAS WAS ON 09 TH OF NOVEMBER 2015
  • CHOTI DIWALI WAS ON 10 TH OF NOVEMBER 2015
  • BADI DIWALI WAS ON 11 TH OF NOVEMBER 2015
  • GOVARDHAN POOJA WAS ON 12 TH OF NOVEMBER 2015
  • BHAI DOOJ WAS ON 13 TH OF NOVEMBER 2015
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Its a five day continuous fest which makes it the most amazing week of the year. People begin
preparations and manage to do everything precisely to comfort themselves on the day.

The week usually starts by a day before Dhanteras to plan everything accurately and on the
Dhanteras people buy new items mainly jewelleries and gold or silver items as it is being said that
newly bought items mainly in the form of jewelleries or utensils of gold bring prosperity and good
luck in the family and strengthen the family bond which is followed by choti diwali on which Lord
Hanuman ji is worshipped and Rangolis are made at the entrance of main gate of houses and also in
the preparation of next day.
Then it is followed by Badi Diwali which is known to everyone including laxmi pooja, burning
crackers, distributing sweets and sharing of gifts etc. On the fourth day comes the Govardhan pooja
which is celebrated to worship Lord Krishna. On this day people in every household make his
lookalike structure on the clean floor and make his appearance look wonderful which is followed by
certain ritualistic steps of worshiping. Then comes the Bhai dooj which is every sister’s day. It is said that on this day the god of death and son of the sun came to meet her sister Yamuna and she marked a teeka on his forehead. After that Yamraj declared that whoever gone to their sister to meet and let her apply tilak on his forehead on this day will get good luck and a prosperous year ahead. So this is the day when they worship their brothers by doing certain ceremonies including doing teeka on their brother’s forehead and give them blessings and ask for lifelong protection and pray for goodwill of each other and at last share deliciously cooked food and sweets and gifts and exchange to each other.

Now let us take a sharp look at the most traditional Activities done at the time or during the
preparation.

1. SHOPPING

Since it is also a good luck to buy something new during the festival, taking advantage of that we
keep hopping all day around the corner. People usually buy traditional clothes and household items
including wood furniture and lighting materials are must in the category. It also includes buying
jewelleries and utensils of gold and silver.

2. CLEANING

One of the most important and effective way to feel positive and being calm is to have such place
with soothes your mind and body. Yes, cleaning the entire house before the festival helps us feel
more positive and spiritual and it makes the house more sacred and clean to practice rituals on the
very day of Diwali. One of the reason to do so is the belief that Goddess Laxmi graces and steps in
the house which is clean and sacred so people throw away old items and buy new or refurbished
ones to give their houses a cleaner look.

3. SWEET MAKING

It is more convenient and time saving to buy sweets from shops in the market but as home ladies
will never leave the pleasure to do such activities through their hands. So they buy all the basic
materials and prepare the sweets from scratch which includes Boondi ke laddu, besan ke laddu, kaju
katli, badam halva and more as you i will keep on writing.

4. WORSHIPPING

The days are for preparations and the nights are for worshiping. On the night of choti diwali lord
Hanuman ji are worshipped and on the main night of Diwali Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi ji are
worshipped as they are to be and it leads to good life ahead full of happiness and prosperity.

5. GET-TOGETHERS

People arrange get-togethers and organise parties for loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Everyone participates and enjoy to the fullest without worrying about anything. And it ends up by
sharing gifts and distributing homemade sweets to people all around.
Apart from these there are also some age old traditions to make rangolis with beautiful and vibrant
colours using sooji powder, rices, wheat flour or it could be anything decorative and usually burning
of fire crackers in the name of show off. I think rangolis are a good way to celebrate festival as it is
very peaceful and fascinating not like burning crackers which leads to so much of noise and air
pollution everywhere.

Now let us take a look at the major events occurred on the Diwali 2017 at the international basis.

1. Singapore celebrated the festival with custom Diwali theme.

It is one of our closest nation in Asia which we have close ties with. We stand together for each other and respect our cultural and moral sentiments without hurting anyone’s policies. In one of the Facebook post, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore quoted as saying, “Celebrate the Festival of Lights with your own unique Deepavali commute this year! Our #Deepavali themed trains and station are back with a different but equally stunning decoration – featuring majestic elephants and
rangoli motifs that symbolise luck ✨ From now till end Oct, the themed trains will run on the North
East Line (#NEL) and Downtown Line (#DTL).”
They continued the tradition they started on Diwali 2016 and will let it continued his year also, i
guess.

2. Delhi fire department received over 200 calls on Diwali.

The fire department of the capital received over 200 calls to control fire spreading due to negligence,
carelessness and over bursting of fire crackers. The SC said the number of incidents are declined
from the previous year on Diwali 2016 due to their ban on transportation and illegal selling of fire
crackers quoting the number on Diwali 2016 as 300. Its very problematic for people to breathe in
such air and live under those conditions.

3. PM NARENDRA MODI CELEBRATED DIWALI 2017 BY VISITING GUREZ


Mr. Narendra Modi visited Bandipora district along LINE OF CONTROL in Jammu and Kashmir with the troops posted in the area. He has been celebrating Diwali in the remotest places of India where Indian Soldiers are placed.