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Diwali 2022: Date, Rituals and Astrological Significance
2022 main Diwali kab hai? Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus also known as Deepavali. Deepavali, which means "the festival of lights," literally translates to "a row of lights," with "deep" standing for "light" and "avali" for "row." During the Diwali festival people adorn their homes, get together for a special meal, and launch fireworks on this day as part of purification ceremonies. People observe the festival of Diwali to commemorate the victory of good over evil.
The festival of Diwali this year takes place on October 24.
Why is Diwali called the festival of lights?
There are numerous legends connected to it. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman, and his wife Sita returned on Kartik Amavasya, the night of the dark moon, after a 14-year exile. However, the excitement and pleasure that followed the arrival of King Dasharatha's first born son in Ayodhya spread across the entire city.
It is said that to make the day memorable, the Ayodhya people lighted up the entire kingdom with diyas to usher in the festival of light. In order to celebrate the auspicious festival of Diwali, people also do this by decorating their homes with lights and diyas.
Significance of Diwali Festival
Significance of Deepavali, Deepavali represents the dazzling celebration of lights, which is its main meaning. Diwali represents the victory of Good over Evil, Light over Darkness, and Knowledge over Ignorance. Diwali is always celebrated with tremendous fervour and zeal during the most auspicious month of Kartik.
Why do we celebrate Diwali? What is the story behind Deepavali?
Numerous legends are associated with it. A few of them are listed below.
The Return of Pandavas - After being exiled for 12 years with his wife Draupadi, the Pandavas returned on the day of the new moon. Thus, as part of customary celebrations, earthen lamps have been lit on Hastinapur's return to mark the day.
Goddess Lakshmi Birthday - On the festival of Diwali, it is stated that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, took on human form after emerging from the bottomless sea. Both Devas and Asuras were mortal at one time, according to Hindu literature. They searched the seas for the nectar of immortality, also known as Samundra Manthan, in an effort to attain the state of being without death. Numerous divine celestial objects were created during the ritual, one of which was Goddess Lakshmi, who later wed Lord Vishnu.
The victory of light over darkness is thus symbolised by the day.
Spiritual Significance of Diwali
Diwali is a time for celebration, but it's also a chance to reflect on life and make resolutions for the new year. The spiritual meaning of Diwali also entails forgiving others for their wrongdoings, forgetting them, and bringing positivity into one's life.
Astrological Significance of Diwali
Diwali also has significant astrological importance, as do many Indian festivals. It celebrates the season of change as well as the new lunar year. On this day, it is thought that the planetary alignment is quite good and would assist everyone enjoy wealth and happiness.
- The sun and moon are in conjunction during Diwali, which encourages unity. In the Swati Nakshatra astrology, these luminaries are situated in Libra. Since the symbol of Libra is a balance scale, this festival aids in achieving a harmonious equilibrium in people's life in terms of love, riches, joy, and good health.
- A female constellation serves as the Diwali's ruling nakshatra. According to Hindu mythology, this constellation is related to Ma Saraswathi, who represents music, wisdom, riches, and other things. Thus, it guarantees a good time.
- Diwali festival always falls on the same tithi, or the Aswayuja Amavasya. According to astrology, the Aswayuja Amavasya marks the precise conjunction of the sun and moon in the libra zodiac sign.
Therefore, it is said that beginning a new business on Diwali is particularly auspicious. On Diwali, worshippers invoke health, wealth, and success by praising Surya dev, Hanuman, Maa Lakshmi, and Lord Ganesha.
On this day people celebrate Diwali by dressing in traditional clothing along with exchanging gifts with the loved ones. Some major rituals include,
Lighting Lamp and Diya’s - Diwali celebrations are not complete without earthen Diwali lamps. The celebration represents shedding light on one's inner self and moving from the dark to the light. This translates to a cheerful home and neighborhood that share the festival's ideals.
Ganesh Laxmi puja - The main event of this celebration is Ganesh-Laxmi puja. Laxmi Puja rituals are conducted to bring wealth to homes. During puja rituals, the front door of every home is left open as a symbol of inviting the Goddess into our residences.
Making Rangoli - The start of the year is symbolized by Diwali. Rituals are performed to keep the area neat and to decorate the space. As a spiritual gesture to welcome Goddess Laxmi, the courtyards and entrances are decorated with Rangoli patterns. Some of the materials used to create these rangoli design include colored rice, flour, and flower petals.
Diwali is the ideal time to launch a new business. For luck, wealth, happiness, and success, we should worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi today in our houses.
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