Happy Diwali. May this Diwali make your life, prosperous and joyful.
After two years of COVID lockdown, this year Indians are so excited to celebrate Diwali with a grand pump. One of the most auspicious festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is the festival of lights. The whole nation celebrates Diwali by lighting Diyas and bursting firecrackers. The five-day celebration of Diwali starts on Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. Some parts of India also worship Goddess Maa Kali on these days, so this festival is also known as Kali Puja. Also, a special prayer is offered to goddess Lakshmi as this ritual is believed to bring prosperity and good luck. Mostly in the eastern part of India people remember their ancestors and pray for them doing Shradha.
According to Hindu scriptures, on Diwali Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya with Sita, Lakshman, and Hanuman, after defeating the evil Ravan. On this day people tidy up their homes, exchange gifts as sweets, and celebrate with their loved ones. Some western countries are also celebrating this Diwali.
On the occasion of Diwali, people offer a special pooja on Kartik Amavasya, which is on the 25th of October this year. But due to the solar eclipse, all the celebrations will be done on 24th October. The temples will be closed on the day of the solar eclipse. Shri Jagannath temple, Kedarnath temple, and Badrinath temple doors will be closed, and all the rituals and prayers would not be happening on this day.