Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most prominent and famous Hindu festivals of India, celebrated with great gusto and fervor. In Sanskrit, word ‘Deepavali’ means “rows of lights” so this festival is also known as “Festival of Lights”. Diwali festival starts with Dhanteras, followed by small Diwali and then main Diwali. People of all religion enjoy this festival by making vibrant rangolis, lighting lamps 'diyas', distributing sweets, exchanging gifts between friends and relatives and burning crackers. This festival of lights transcends religion and is unanimously celebrated by Indians worldwide.
Deepavali is the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin each year.
The festival is celebrated with great fervour and joy as it marks the victory of good over evil, after the vanquishing of King Ravana of Lanka at the hands of Lord Rama and the return of the Suryavanshi King Lord Rama to his Ayodhya! Fables say that originally when the trio had returned to Ayodhya, the people of Ayodhya had lit the entire state with lamps to welcome their Lord’s visit after 14 years exile. It was like a long awaited end to a sad tale and the beginning of a new era of happiness and peace.
Other than Dhanteras Puja & lord Kubera Puja, the most important ritual of Diwali is Lakshmi Puja. Check below, what is the Lakshmi Puja muhurat time 2021 in India?
Each year people of all communities celebrate this festival to welcome a new ray of hope into their lives through this festival, when all the negative forces are believed to be removed from both, one’s home and life. Before Diwali, people clean their home and paint it with attractive colors. Every nook and corner in the home is lighted with clay diyas or electric lamps to expel darkness and ensure prosperity can see its way home. Children and all the ages of people burnt firecrackers to enjoy the day.
Diwali is celebrated continuously till five days. Dhanteras is one of the important day before Diwali, one this day people buy new cloths, pots or jewelry for their family. Bhai dooj is celebrated after the Diwali.
Diwali is a five days long festival, celebrated in all over India with great zeal. This year Diwali celebration will start from November 2, 2021 to November 6, 2021. In this celebration, Dhanteras and Bhai dooj are also important days.
For Diwali festival, people do shopping of cloths and gold ornaments, which they wear before goddess Laxmi pujan. Flowers, sweets, food, amongst others are some of the ways in which people try to start a fresh and welcome a new year of bliss. On the night of Deepavali, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi puja has been performed everywhere in India to invoke their blessings for one’s well-being and growth. People get the blessing of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi in the form of health, wealth, prosperity and happiness.
Apart from this, Deepawali also has a deeper significance in Jainism as on this special day, Lord Mahavira, the last of the Jain Tirthankar of this era, got Nirvana at Pavapuri, and therefore they celebrate it referring to it as Deva Devali. In Newar Buddhism as well, this festival has relevance as Ashok Vijayadashami as Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism on this very occasion.
1 - Diwali is celebrated all around the world on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartika.
2 - This festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakhsmi, although Lord Ganesha, Lord Kubera, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna are also worshipped in different parts.
3 - Diwali is not only the national holiday in India even in Nepal, Mauritius, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Guyana, Surinam and Fiji it is a national holiday.
4 - Diwali or Deepavali send a social message to the world that this festival signifies the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and hope over despair.
5 - In Malaysia, Deepavali is celebrated as “Hari Diwali” in the month of Aswayuja.
6 - In Nepal, it is celebrated with the name of “Swanti or Tihar”. In Nepal, People worshipped “lord Yama” on the fourth day of Diwali to get the blessing of longer life.
7 - In all around the world, more than 80 crores people celebrate this festival by different names and in different ways.
8 - The meaning of Diwali is “The row of lighted diyas”.
9 - It is also a fact that on the day of Diwali, Lord Rama and Sita was returned to their kingdom Ayodhya after completing exile of 14 years.
10 - Diwali festival is celebrated for five days with the starting of Dhanteras and ends of Bhai dooj.
11 - In South India, Narakasura Vadha is the main celebration during Diwali. Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura.
12 - Jain community in India remembered this day to mark the attainment of moksha (nirvana) by Mahavira.
13 - Kashmiri pandits celebrated an old ritual named Sukhssuptika, which literally means to sleep with happiness.
14 - On the day of Diwali, farmers thank to deities for good harvest and pray for a prosperous harvesting season in upcoming year.
15 - Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi idols have been placed side by side. Lord Ganesha is worshipped first.
16 - Traders celebrate Diwali as the beginning of new financial year. They open the new books of account and worship Lord Ganesha.
17 - Sikhs also celebrate Diwali festival as on this day, the mogul emperor Shah Jahan released Guru Hargobind Sahibji and other 52 kings.
Diwali is the festival of lights and diyas. On Diwali festival, people wish each other by saying “Happy Diwali”. Find the best 2021 Diwali SMS and messages collection here and use these to send happy Diwali wishes and SMS to your friends and relatives. This year Diwali 2021 will be celebrated on November 4, 2021. Below find the Deepawali 2021 SMS and messages in English and Hindi language. You can send these Diwali messages through Facebook and Whatsapp also.
➧ On this auspicious moment of Diwali, I wish you and your family a "Happy Diwali". I pray that God Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi blessed you with good health, wealth and success on Diwali festival.
Happy Deepavali 2021!!
➧ May this diwali light up new dreams, Fresh hopes, everything bright & beautiful and fill your days with surprises. Happy Diwali 2021 !!
➧ दीये से दीये को जला कर दीप माला बनाओ, अपने घर आंगन को रौशनी से जगमगाओ, आप और आप के परिवार की दीवाली शुभ और मंगलमय हो, शुभ दीवाली 2021 !!
➧ Deepavali ka yeh tyohar aapke aur aapke apno ke liye Mangalmay ho! Diwali ki Shubhkamnaayein!
➧ On this auspicious Festival of Lights, may the glow of Joy, Prosperity and Happiness illuminate your Life and your Home. Wishing You A Happy Diwali 2021!!
➧ जगमग थाली सजाओ,मंगल दीपो को जलाओ, अपने घरों और दिलों मैं आशा की किरण जगाओ , खुशियाँ और समृधि से भरा हों आपका जीवन, इसी कामना के साथ शुभ दीपावली ||
➧ Sukh sampada aapke jivan mein aaye, Laxmi ji aapke ghar mein saamye, Bhool kar bhee aapke jivan mein, Aage kabhi bhee ek dukh na aaye. Shubh Deepavali 2021 !!
➧ May Goddess Lakshmi bestow you with opulence and prosperity, Lord Ganesha remove every obstacle from your life, Lord Shiva bestow you with mercy and compassion, Goddess Parvati give you love and devotion, Lord Brahma give you wise speech, And Lord Vishnu give you peace and truth! Have a blessed and blissful Diwali 2021 !!
➧ दीपक का पर्काश हर पल आपके जीवन मैं एक नयी रौशनी दे, बस यही शुभकामना है हमारी आपके लिए दीवाली के इस पवन अवसर पर .. ** शुभ दीवाली **
➧ With gleam of Diyas and the echo of the chants, may Happiness and Contentment fill your life. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali 2021!!
Diwali is such type of festival that every age of people wait for it eagerly every year, they are either children or elder ones or young generation. Below we have listed the Diwali date for upcoming years.
Even though different fables and legends are associated with the origin of Diwali, one thing that each soul would acknowledge is the fact, that this is one of those very few Indian festivals that has the charisma to change the entire spirit of the nation and encourage people to cleanse their society and karma!