Did you know what these Diwali rituals mean?

When you hear the word Diwali rituals, everybody automatically has this one pop up image in their minds; Diyas. And yes, this festival indeed calls for lighting lots of of diyas, candles and lanterns. Then there’s the no-brainer, bursting loads of crackers. And everyone’s favorite part of the festival is delicious food and sweets.

Without a doubt Diwali is one of the most auspicious time that every Indian looks forward to celebrating. While the reasons for some rituals are known, there are quite a few rituals followed during Diwali that we might know as why thy are followed.

So guys, instead going all ” Pata nahi, jitna kaha gaya utna hi karna”(I dont know, just do what you’re told), I’m going to tell you why these following rituals are followed.

1. Cleaning the house

According to mythology, Goddess Lakshmi enters only the cleanest homes to shower her blessings.

2. Lighting diyas

While this festival celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama, it is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi enters the most cleanest(as mentioned above) and brightest house

3. Making Rangoli

This beautiful art made from coloured powders at the entrance of every houses is believed to ward off negative energy and bad spirits ad bring wealth, happiness as well as prosperity.

4. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi

Okay, so by now we know why we worship her but there’s one other reason. Lakshmi pooja is done during Amavasya (new moon light). The belief is that, during this day, Goddess Laksmi’s destroyer form searches for the cleanest homes and destroys all the negative energies and gives her blessings that’ll bring wealth and prosperity to the families.

5. Dhanteras and Bhai Dooj

These are the two most know rituals to evryone. Dhanteras is a tradition wher people buy new utensils, jewellery, and electronics.

Bhai Dooj is another well known tradition where the sisters celebrate for their brothers and pray for their well being.

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