Diwali Date 2023 Some other related facts. Let’s read some interesting facts related to #Diwali. Diwali or Deepavali is an important festival in India celebrated mainly by Hindus. This #festival also has its own historical significance. There are some interesting facts related to Diwali that you should know about. #HappyDiwali2023 #Diwali2023
Diwali Date 2023: Diwali according to Thakur Prasad calendar Sunday, November 12, 2023 Is to. Whereas according to other information on the internet it is on 13th November.
|When is Diwali/Deepawali?|
|Date||Friday, Nov 10, 2023 – Monday, Nov 13, 2023|
|Description||King Mahabali had organized 100 Ashwamedha Yagyas after conquering heaven. The gods got scared thinking that after 100 Yagas he would become invincible. All the gods were in trouble.|
Diwali Date 2023: Table of Contents
King Mahabali and Vamana worship is more prevalent in South India. Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi and Onam are celebrated in the memory of King Bali. In Kerala, King Bali is called ‘Maveli’. This is the tadbhava form of the Sanskrit word ‘Mahabali’.
Why celebrate Diwali Festival? Raja Mahabali Story.
according to legend, King Mahabali had organized 100 Ashwamedha Yagyas after conquering heaven. The gods got scared thinking that after 100 Yagas he would become invincible. All the gods were in trouble.
Then Lord Vishnu took birth in the form of Vamana from the womb of sage Kashyap’s wife Aditi and approached Mahabali to ask for donations at the time of the 100th Yagya. Shukracharya told Bali that it was Vishnu and had come to deceive but Bali was a godly man and said that whoever comes to his door cannot go empty handed.
Then Vamandev first took a pledge to donate and then asked for three steps of the earth in donation. Bali did not listen to Shukracharya and when Vaman asked for donation, he donated three steps of land to him. When everything was donated, Lord Vamana showed his huge form in the guise of Vishnu.
Measured the earth in one step. In the second, he sought heaven through sacrifice and in the third, where should I take the third step? When asked, Bali smiled and said – Lord, what should I do? Now only my head is left. Thus Vishnu placed the third foot on his head.
Pleased with his devotion, Vishnu blessed him to remain king till the end of Kaliyuga. Then Bali asked for another boon from Vishnu. King Bali said, O Lord, if you are making me the king of the underworld, then give me this boon that my kingdom remains safe from the evils of the enemies and you stay with me.
On the request of his devotee, Lord Vishnu resolved to stay in the abode of King Bali. In the kingdom of King Bali in Patalpuri, Lord Vishnu was physically present in the eight prahars and started protecting him and thus Bali slept peacefully and stayed with Shukracharya in Patalpuri and controlled the system of a new religious kingdom.
here in heaven Lakshmi ji All the gods including him became very worried. Then in this difficult time, Naradji told a trick to Goddess Lakshmi. He said that taking the Rakshasutra he should go to King Bali in an unknown form as a poor man and make King Bali his brother and Lord Vishnu Should ask for donations.
Lakshmiji appeared in the court of King Bali and requested him that she wanted to make him a brother. The king gladly accepted her proposal and Lakshmiji tied the Rakshasutra to King Bali and asked him to ask for anything as per his wish.
Lakshmiji asked the king to give her his favorite thing. King Bali got scared. He said that my most beloved is my Lord Vishnu, but before giving it, I would prefer to give my life. Then Lakshmi ji introduced herself to him and said that I am the wife of the same Lord Vishnu whom you have considered as your sister.
It becomes the duty of a brother to protect his sister’s happiness, prosperity and household. He considered his sister’s happiness far above his own selfishness and freed God. But at the same time he requested Lakshmiji that since you have come to my house, both of you should stay at my house for a few months and give her the opportunity of hospitality.
Goddess Lakshmi accepted his request and on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) to Trayodashi date of Kartik month (Dhanteras) Vishnu and Lakshmi ji remained in the underworld with King Bali. After Dhanteras, when Lord Vaikuntha returned, the next day the festival of lights started being celebrated all over the world.
Why is Diwali Festival celebrated?
The idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are kept together for prayers and rituals. Lord Ganesha is worshiped first by Goddess Lakshmi.
- mother goddess Took the form of Mahakali to kill the demons. Even after killing the demons, when the anger of Mother Goddess did not subside, Lord Shiva himself lay down at her feet. The anger of Goddess Mahakali ended just by touching the body of Lord Shiva. It is in this memory that the worship of Lakshmi, her peaceful form, began.
- In Tretayuga, when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, he was welcomed on his arrival by lighting lamps and celebrating. This festival also marks the return of Lord Ram and Sita after the completion of 14 years of exile.
- this is also a popular story It is said that when Shri Krishna killed the aggressive demon Narakasura, the people of Braj expressed their happiness by lighting lamps.
- A day before Diwali, Krishna celebrated Chaturdashi with the help of tyrants. slaying of Narakasura did. In the same joy, the next day on Amavasya, Gokul residents celebrated by lighting lamps. This festival marks the victory of Lord Krishna over Naraka Sur.
- It is celebrated in honor of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
- Diwali is also celebrated in honor of the marriage of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
Some other facts related to Diwali festival.
Diwali has become a tradition of cleanliness, making homes spotless before entering the new year.
Diwali festival also marks the beginning of winter.
This festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
The light of the lamp illuminates the houses and Rangoli decorates the houses. Fireworks light up the sky.
The lamps used during Diwali are made of clay, although metal lamps are now available. These lamps are filled with ghee and oil and a cotton wick is used.
Why do people of other religions celebrate Diwali festival?
Sikhs also celebrate Diwali because it was here that Guru Hargobind Ji of Sikhs was rescued from captivity along with Mughal ruler Jahangir and many Hindu kings in Gwalior. Who was taken prisoner by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan.
Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. Hinduism is a major religion in India and is considered to be the oldest religion in the world.
Hindu people especially in India exchange gifts, wear new clothes, cook food and celebrate this festival.
Hindus in West Bengal worship Goddess Kali on the occasion of Diwali.
Damage caused by foolish people during Deepawali festival.
Billions of rupees worth of fireworks are done during Diwali. This firework causes a lot of pollution (National Pollution Control Day). Which is a threat to the densely populated areas of India.
These fireworks cause health problems like respiratory problems, heart attacks and others.
Diwali is a festival of happiness but today it has become the cause of many dangers. If we use firecrackers sparingly, we can avoid both pollution and loss of money.
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