Here comes DIWALI – a 5-day long celebration. Although, Diwali is the major highlight but we have other important festivals too, which glorify this entire week and mark the beginning and the end of this delight.
• Oct 21,2014 (Day 1) : Dhanteras
It’s the birthday of Lord Dhavantari, the God of Ayurveda. Purchasing vessels especially in gold and silver marks this occasion. The significance lies in the fact that the food served in these vessels imparts good health and immunity.
• Oct 22,2014 (Day 2) : Naraka Chaturdashi / Choti Diwali / Roop Chaudas
This day is celebrated to abolish laziness and evil from our lives. On this day, one can pray for a healthy and beautiful body. Meditate for a sound soul and mind. Enjoy a lavish bath with uptan or other fragrant powders.
• Oct 23,2014 (Day 3) : Diwali and Lakshmi Poojan
It is the day which brings wealth and prosperity to all. Lighting the diyas not just signifies Goddess Lakshmi’s arrival but also imparts health.
• Oct 24,2014 (Day 4) : Balipratipada / Padwa / Govardhana (mostly in North India)
King Bali is worshipped on this day as he was bestowed this boon by Lord Vishnu who defeated him. In North, Lord Krishna is worshipped for he lifted the Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and flood. Also, on this day of Balipratipada, the gambling game is played with the family members.
• Oct 25,2014 (Day 5) : Bhaiya Dooj
This day is celebrated with the same zeal of Rakshabandhan. It’s a day to strengthen the bond between the brothers and the sisters. On this day, Moon is worshipped.
A few important health tips which one must follow during these days are:
• Fragrant oil bath is advised which is later washed with the shikakai powder or soaps. This is vital for the purification of selfish desires.
• Rangoli should be made during this festive season.
• Women should decorate their hands with henna.
• Oil lamps should be lit as they purify the atmosphere of our homes.
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This was just a briefing about the most awaited festive season. I wish you all a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous DIWALI!!!