The illuminating festival of Deepawali commonly called Diwali, gets its name from the Sanskrit word “deep” that translates to earthen lamp.
Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights that symbolizes the victory of good over evil and of light over darkness.
The sparkling festival spans over 4 to 5 days and involves cleaning of home, home decoration, Lakshmi-Ganesh pooja, diya (deep) lighting, fireworks and distribution of sweets.
The story behind Deepawali
There are various folklores around the celebration of Deepawali. The most common being that Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman returned to their kingdom of Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile.
The festival is also associated with Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Just a few days preceding Diwali and on the auspicious Diwali day, people bedeck their homes with lighted diyas (oil lamps), flower decorations, glowing candles and pretty lanterns. Be it the simple traditional diyas or the fancy colorful ones, these small oil lamps transform your home into a bright sparkle of light. People wear their best fineries to commemorate the festive spirit of Deepawali.
Diwali is also marked with rangoli decoration on the floor and bursting of fireworks at night. One can use powdered Holi colors or even flower petals to make the fanciful Rangoli.
Performing pooja (worship) of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Laxmi is an integral part of Diwali celebration, especially in the northern part of India.
After performing the puja ritual, people share sweets among friends and families.
Distribution of Sweets
Just till a few decades back, Deepawali had women making sumptuous sweets at home. The preparation of the delicacies would take many days. However, today we live in an instant era, and therefore big brands like Haldiram have come up with treats that one can easily exchange during this festive occasion. For the unversed, Haldiram is a multinational company, a pioneer manufacturer of Indian snacks and sweets.
For Deepawali, the house of Haldiram’s has a myriad range like Haldiram’s Gulab Jamun, Haldiram’s Rasgulla, Haldiram’s Soan Papdi, Haldiram’s Rasmalai to choose from. The trusted brand offers premium quality and delicious taste.
These convenient and easy to carry packages make for the best gift during festival occasions.
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