Diwali is a very important festival in the Hindu calendar. This year Diwali is being celebrated on 13th November. People wait for this festival to come. The festival is celebrated with great pleasure and joy among people without any discrimination of caste, creed and religion. Make flowers delivery to Bangalore on this special day.
Significance of the festival:
Diwali is also known of lamps or lights. People light lamps as a mark of victory of good over the evil. Diwali also called Deepavali which means array of lamps. It signifies the win of brightness. On the occasion of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as a prosperity symbol. People clean their houses to welcome the Goddess.
In North India, people start a new financial year on Diwali, which is considered a good start.
Days of celebration:
The festival of Diwali is a festival of five days and celebrations begin from the 15th day of the month Karthika according to the Hindu calendar. Diwali falls every year in between the months October and November. The first day is known as Dhatheras. The second day is Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya is the third day and on this day Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. The fourth day is called Karthika Padyami and the fifth day is called Yama Dvitiya.
Celebrating the festival:
Diwali is celebrated all around India with great splendour and enthusiasm. Diwali is a festival that is related to lights and hence it is called light festival. On Diwali, people light small lamps called diyas which are made of clay. These lamps are beautifully shaped and decorated and painted with colours. However, some lamps are not painted, they are lighted in the original form. Whatever lamps are lighted, be it colourful or painted, they always look glorious. Lamps are lit by everyone on this day in their homes. Another very exciting part of the celebration is bursting of crackers. People will burn crackers that are of different colours and types. People exchange sweets and gifts among each other which make the festival even more joyous. People also prepare sweets at homes on this day.
On this day several pujas are also held in temples and also by people at their homes. Pujas are mainly done to please Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and wealth.
Celebrations in North and South India:
Though Diwali is celebrated in India on the same days and with the same motto, celebrations are a little different in North India and South India.
In North, the festival is celebrated to remember the return of Lord Rama from a 14-year exile back to his kingdom. In North, most of the celebrations are held on the last day, i.e., on Amavasya, which is known as moonless night. This day is considered the starting of the New Year in North India.
Celebrations in South India commences with the day Naraka Chathurdasi. All the preparations start the day before this day before where the entire house is cleaned. Ovens at homes are cleaned well and four to five dots are made on the ovens with kumkum. The house after getting cleaned is decorated with rangoli patterns also called kolam. This is done with a powder. Puja rooms are decorated using plantain, flowers, kumkum, sandal paste, etc. New dresses and crackers are kept on a plate that is smeared with sandal paste or kumkum.
Exchanging of gifts on the occasion of Diwali is a prominent custom. People exchange gifts like gold, silver, bronze, flowers, etc. It doubles the joy of the festival. People have more advanced options these days to buy gifts and exchange. It is the online stores. There are tons of online stores these days with new ones coming up daily. One can buy anything from these online stores and exchange them to their dear ones.
All one has to do is to find a good online store, choose the product they want and buy them right away by paying for it online. The product will get delivered to anywhere they wish. Be it directly to whomsoever they wish to gift. Delivery will be made prompt and makes it easy for the customers.
Another best and preferred option as Diwali gift is flowers. Flowers are the best option for every occasion. The best part is, one can also find online flower shops from where one can purchase fresh and best quality flowers of any colour and choice. Flowers when delivered will be in the best condition and can be delivered to anywhere.
Benefits of online gift purchasing:
There are many benefit of online shops. The first benefit is, one can save time and also need not be physically present at the time of buying the gift. Another benefit is, even though a person cannot be present physically at home for Diwali and is away, he/she can make sure that their dear ones feel their presence by sending gifts from anywhere in the world. Also, on the occasion of the festival, there will be numerous offers and other discounts one can avail.
Diwali is a very auspicious and exciting festival. Make it more exciting by exchanging gifts.