Know why Diwali is celebrated
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Know why Diwali is celebrated:
India has been called a country of festivals for centuries, as it has been the custom to celebrate the festival with pomp since centuries. According to Sanatan Dharma, there are a total of 33 crore deities in India. It is a natural thing that the country will consider so many gods and goddesses, there will always be an atmosphere of some festival in that country. Right now the whole country has become devotional and powerful with respect to Navratri. After the end of Navratri and the burning of Ravana on the day of Dussehra, people will start preparing for Diwali. The festival of Diwali comes just 20 days after Dussehra. The festival of Diwali is celebrated not only in the country but also abroad. There are many beliefs behind celebrating Diwali. Today we will tell you about the reason for celebrating Diwali. So let’s know about the 5 beliefs related to Diwali …
On Shri Ram Ji’s return from exile to Ayodhya:
According to the belief of Sanatan Dharma, Shri Ram ji returned to Ayodhya from exile on the day of Diwali. It is believed that Deepawali was celebrated in the joy of returning to Ayodhya. Confused by Manthara’s misconceptions, Kaikai, Bharata’s mother, commits Shree Rama to send him to exile from his father Dasharatha. Maryada Purushottam Ram, obeying his father’s order, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, went on exile for 14 years. Shri Ram ji returned to Ayodhya on the day of Diwali after completing his 14 years of exile. In the joy of Ram ji’s return, people from all over the state lit lamps in the night and celebrated. Since that time, Diwali is celebrated.
When the Pandavas returned to the kingdom:
According to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the Kauravas conquered the Pandavas with the help of the trick of Shakuni Mama in the game of chess. With this, the Pandavas had to leave the state and go on exile for 13 years. On this Kartik Amavasya, the Pandavas returned from exile of 13 years. The people of the state celebrated the joy of the return of the Pandavas by lighting them.
On killing Narakasura demon by Lord Krishna:
Narakasura was the king of the city of Pragjyotishpur (which is currently in Nepal). He disturbed all the gods of Indra, Varuna, Agni, Vayu, etc. with his power. Narakasura had captured 16 thousand women of saints etc. When the tyranny of Narakasura increased, the deity and Rishimuni went to the shelter of Lord Krishna and prayed for liberation from him. God assured them of salvation. Lord Shri Krishna killed Narakasura on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month and got the gods and saints free from his terror. In this joy, people burnt lamps in their homes on the second day, i.e. the new moon day of Kartik month. Since then, the festival of Narak Chaturdashi and Deepawali is celebrated.
Mother Lakshmi’s incarnation in the world:
During the Samudra Manthan, Mata Lakshmi Ji incarnated on the new moon day of Kartik month. Lakshmi ji is considered the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Therefore, special worship of Lakshmi is done on this day. This is also one of the main reasons for celebrating Deepawali.