Monday, July 5, 2010

History of Deepavali

History of Deepavali

Everyone knows that India is the land of festivals and one of the biggest Festivals is Deepavali, and is celebrated with great devotion and happiness. This festival symbolizes unity in diversity and whole India lights up during the time of Deepavali.

This celebration takes place for 4 days commencing from day of Chaturdasi and concludes on the Kartika Shudda Vijiya. The first of the Diwali marks the death of demon Naraka by the lord Krishna and his wife Satyabama, so this day is called Naraka Chaturdasi. According to the puranas Naraka, son of Bhudevi, acquired power Lord Brahma. But later he soon staterted misuing his power and started harassing the beings of Kingdom of Kamarpura. Unable to bear his violence, Lord Krishna had to step to save the kingdom from his torture.

But the Naraka could not be killed so easily, as he had got power that he can only be killed from his mother’s hand. So Krishna asked his wife Satyabama, who was also the reincarnation of Bhudevi, to battle with Naraka. At the time of battle, when Naraka’s bow hit Krishna and he fell down, Satyabama took the arrow and aimed Naraka and killed him.

The second day of the Diwali is celebrated as Lakshmi Puja, and is believed that on this day goddess Lakshmi fulfill all the wishes of her disciples. It is believed that, it was in this day Goddess Laksmi emerged from the Kshira Sagara when both god and demons where churning the Sagar for Amruth Bhandham

The third days is called as the “Karthika Shudda  Padyami”, it is believed that on this day Bali came out from the Pathal Lok and ruled Bhuloka which was given by Lord Vishnu.

However, most people believe that, Deepavali is celebrated the return of Ram, Sita and Lakman from 14 years of exile after killing Ravan, the demon king.
Deepavali is the most auspicious time to start a new business or to purchase any new producer for home.

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