India is a country that is traditionally rich and having diversity land with deep involved customs and traditions. The colorful and very good rows of festivals that is celebrated here to symbolizes few and the other quality, right from best to encourage in the face of darkness over brightness.
One such beautiful and important festival that is celebrated across India with great celebration is Diwali.
The festival marks the victory of light over darkness. In North India, it is celebrated to establish the win of Lord Rama over the evil King Ravana and his come back home after an exile of 14 years, whereas in the South, people celebrate the day to symbolize the win of Lord Krishna over Narakasura.
In the eastern states, especially in West Bengal, the day is celebrated as a day on which the horrible Goddess Kali destroyed the demon named Bakasura. As usual the reasons of celebrations might be different, but the given theme and traditions remain the same. Some of the fascinating and best traditions of Diwali are provided here.
As per the Hindu story and traditions, it is trusted that playing dice on the day of Diwali is very auspicious and grand, the reason behind it that the legend according to which on this day, once Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Lord Shiva and get to the game thoroughly.
Delighted, she announced that the people plays dice on this day shall be blessed with a good fortune and luck throughout the year’. With the going of time, dice has been changed by cards and people often, to honor and respect the previous tradition and organize parties on this day and where friends and relatives come together and involve in friendly matches with limited stakes.
As per Diwali traditions, lightening of houses is an important part to invite the Goddess of good fortune and luck into their home. And the traditional and cultural way to do so is by lighting handmade lamps. On the day of Diwali, these different colored lamps are filled with mustard or coconut oil.
Once the prayer meetings performed in front Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are completed, these diyas are lighten up. These best cultural and shiny earthen lamps are located on window, doorways and in the darkest areas of the house. Bursting crackers is one of the most enjoy and observed culture of Deepavali. The night sky shines with numerous sparkles of firecrackers and their sound get throughout the night. It is trusted that their sound and light gets away evil spirits.