When is Diwali 2015 Date Calendar | Why is Diwali Celebrated | History

Diwali Festival is celebrated in the Hindu religion which is the most important festival for them. It’s an annual festival which brings them lots of joy and happiness. The reasons behind the celebrations of Diwali are different. Varieties of concepts of numerous sub communities put it in different things which make them celebrate it. It generally comes in October or November months. This year, it is after 10 November, i.e. people will celebrate Deepawali in the month of November. There’re still two months remaining to prepare for this hallow event which comes once in a year. Hindu people purchase new clothes and many other things on the behalf of this occasion.

When is Diwali 2015 Date | Calendar

According to the calendar, official holiday for Diwali is to be given on 11th November. People will start their preparations for the significant festival in October. Homes and houses will be decorated with attractive flowers and ‘Deepaks’. Rangoli will be drawn in the passage area of the dwelling, above which the Akash Kandil will be hanged to signify the arrival of Diwali. The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi also called Dhan Theras. The second day of Diwali is called Narak Chaturdasi. It is the fourteenth lunar day (thithi) of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik and the eve of Diwali.

Why is Diwali Celebrated

This is one story for which most of Hindus celebrate this event. The Story of Rama and Sita – Lord Rama was a great warrior King who was exiled by his father Dashratha, the King of Ayodhya, along with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakshman, on his wife’s insistence. Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put an end to the demon Ravana of Lanka, who was a great Pundit, highly learned but still evil dominated his mind. After this victory of Good over Evil, Rama returned to Ayodhya. In Ayodhya, the people welcomed them by lighting rows of clay lamps. So, it is an occasion in honor of Rama’s victory over Ravana; of Truth’s victory over Evil.

Diwali Festival History | Information

The history of Diwali is replete with legends and these legends are moored to the stories of Hindu religious scriptures, mostly the Puranas. Though the central theme of all legends point out to the classic truth of the victory of the good over the evils, the mode of their presentation and the characters differ. Diwali, being the festival of lights, lighting the lamp of knowledge within us means to understand and reflect upon the significant purpose of each of the five days of festivities and to bring those thoughts in to the day to day lives. Stay tuned to us to be updated with latest information about Diwali and the collection of beautiful Diwali wallpapers as well as the relevant quotes and messages.