Dewali
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Brief

About the Festival:

Dewali also called Dipawali  a Festival of light which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. It is important festival for hindus and celebrated throughout the country. . In many parts of India festival starts with “Dhanteras” followed by “Narka Chaturdasi” on 2nd day & Dewali on 3rd day. Similarly in eastern part of India most people worship “Kalimata Goddess “and starts with the festival. Additionally, Dewali is the holy time in which people offer their prayers to Goddess Laxmi, Goddess of wealth & properity,bestowing these abundantly upon her devotees.

 

Celebration:

As per hindu myth before Dewali night people start decorating their homes by lighting candle or lamp. On the day of Dewali people wear new clothes, exchange gifts & sweets and wishes to to  family members and close friends. People celebrate this festival by lighting the fire, crackers, fire works which symbolize the removal of demon from their society. People visit Kali Mata temple or pandals to pray to Goddess.

Dewali is a  national holiday in India. On the same night the Hindus celebrates Dewali, Jains celebrates festival of lights to mark the attainment of “Moksha” by Mahavira, Sikhs similarly celebrate ”Bondi Choor Divas”.

 

Most Celebrated Places:

Dewali is celebrated in all over India specially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northern states of India.

Time / Period:

Dewali is celebrated in India within October and mid November.

 
Travel Tips

Remember to wear cotton clothes while lightingand firing crackers. Avoid  children from lighting fire works. As it is a festival time try to book tickets & hotels well in advance.



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