Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ten Reasons to Celebrate Diwali

Posted by abi On 3:58 PM No comments
We celebrate Diwali for many reasons  it’s called the festival of lights these are reasons are not meant only for Hindus this festival of lights are also celebrated by many. There are basic 10 reasons to celebrate this festival those are as follows

Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: The goddess of wealth where people believe as goddess of wealth is born on the same day, during churning of ocean god gave birth and the myth follows the same.

Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this diwali day only lord Vishnu, rescued goddess lakshmi in his vamana avatar from king of bali hence this the other reason why celebrate diwali on this day

Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On this auspicious day only lord narakashuran was killed by lord Krishna and around 16000 women were saved from his captivity so we celebrate it on this day



The Return of the Pandavas: As mahabaratham says this was the same day when they returned after 12 years of basinment in gambling so people at mother land celebrated by lightining.

The Victory of Rama: According to Ramayana this day was the one when lord ram and ma sita and lord lakshmana came back to ayiodhya after defeat of ravana and conquering srilanka so people celebrated it lighting candles.
 
Coronation of Vikramaditya: King vikramaditya, a famous tamil king  was crowned on the same day and hence it is other reason to celebrate diwali on the same day

Special Day for the Arya Samaj: It was the new moon day when Maharshi Dayananda, one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism and the founder of Arya Samaj attained his nirvana.

Special Day for the Jains: Mahavir Tirthankar, considered to be the founder of modern Jainism also attained his nirvana on Diwali day.

Special Day for the Sikhs: The third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings.

The Pope’s Diwali Speech: In 1999, Pope John Paul II performed a special Eucharist in an Indian church where the altar was decorated with Diwali lamps, the Pope had a ‘tilak’ marked on his forehead and his speech was bristled with references to the festival of light.





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