The Festival of Diwali is a most celebrating festival after the festival Christmas of Christians in all around the world. It is a five days festival and all days are called differently in different region of India. Each part of India can specify with its unique features, so they enjoy this festival with their unique way. They are following five days of diwali festival are celebrated with different names in different region of India.

First Day of Diwali Festival Dhanteras:

The first day of the festival is commonly known as the name of “Dhanteras”. On this day people goes to market and purchase various items or commodities for their houses and for workplaces. This is the day of maximum selling in market of whole year. Dhanteras is also called as, Dhan Teyras, Dhantheran Yamadeepdaan Dhanatrayodashi and Asweyuja Bahula Thrayodasi.

Second Day of Diwali Festival Roop Chaturdashi:

The second day of Diwali celebrated with some lamps decorating in house and with some fireworks. It is also called as, Narakachaturdashi, Choti Diwali, Kali Choudas, Mahanisha or Kali Puja, Divili Panduga and Roop Chaturdashi .

Third Day of Diwali Festival Laxmi Pooja:

Commonly third day of Diwali is known as a name of Laxmi pooja. This is the day on which people worship goddess Laxmi and enjoy with their family. Laxmi puja is also known as the name of Thalai Deepavali, Chopda Pujan, Deva Divali, Sukhsuptika, Karthigai Deepam, Kaumudi Mahostavam, Badhausar, Sharda Pujan, Bandi Chhor Diwas, Balindra Pooja and Diyari.

Fourth Day of Diwali Festival Goverdhan Puja:

Third day of Diwali festival celebrated as a day of year beginning. It is a day of merchant who open new accounts. The day called as Bali Padyam or Bali Pratipada Muharat Pujan, Goverdhan puja, Gudi Padava, Varsha Pratipada or Pratipad Padwa, Annakoot and Bestavarsh.

Fifth Day of Diwali Festival Bhai Dooj:

The fifth day of Diwali is known as Rakhi because at this day sister celebrate for their brother’s blessing. It is known as Bhai Dooj or Bhav-Bij in Maharastra, Bhai Tika in Nepal, Yamadwitheya or Bhathru Dwithiya, Gorehabba in Karnataka and Bhathru Dwithiya, Bhai Phota in Bengal and Bhatri Divas elsewhere in India. it is a celebration like rakhee festival.

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Diwali is the celebration of lighting. This five days festival is celebrated across the country with full of joy and happiness. Diwali falls on the “Amvassya” (15th day of Sukla Puksh of month Ashwin) after two days of Dhantrayodashi festival. Diwali actually starts with the celebration of Dhantrayodashi. It’s the first day of Diwali celebration.

After Dhantrayodashi, “Roop – Chaturthdashi”, Diwali, Goverdhan Pooja and Bhai – Dooj is celebrated day by day for five days. Diwali is the third day of this five day celebration on which Goddess Laxmi is worshiped.

This festival is actually to worship goddess Laxmi for wealth and prosperity. Legend behind this festival is that after killing demon Ravena, Lord Ram returned to his Home town on this day. People of “Ayodhya – home town of Lord Ram, decorated town to welcome their kind king. They lighted “Deepak“- a small pot of clay filling up with gee or oil, to light up the town.

Diwali Festival is celebrated day by day in following form :-

1. Dhantrayodashi pooja :-
On this day “Dhan” (wealth) is worshiped. The God of wealth and prosperity “Kuber” and God Dhanvantari – physician of the God’s are worshiped. Yama – God of Death, is also worship to secure life from death. This is starting day of great five day celebration of Diwali festival. On this day women wakeup early in the morning and bring Clay of farm before sunrise.

They also bring mud of cow and put both into the water. A past of clay and Cow’s mud is prepared to apply at traditional “Chulha” (clay made burning Source on which food can be prepare), at doorstep and at place of pooja. Gatsthapna- Putting a pot of clay, filling up with water over some rice is performed. Rangoli is designed at place of pooja, doorstep and various spots of house. At night “Deepak” or “Deeya” ( small pot of Clay Filling up with Gee or oil) lighted up and put at doorstep and place of pooja.

2. Roop Chaturthdashi :-
The second day of Diwali is Roop – Chaturthdashi. On this day worship is performed for beauty and health. People worship to god for better beauty and health to enjoy their life. Some people perform Sadhna (meditation) on this day.

3.Diwali :-
Third day of Diwali festival is Main celebration of this festival. People wear new clothes and goes to market for buying Sweets, firecrackers, Things for Pooja etc. at night “Laxmi- pooja” – worshiping Goddess Laxmi, is performed. After pooja Sweets are distributed to people. Firecrackers are fired by children’s and younger’s.

4. Goverdhan Pooja :-
On this day women bring mud of cow and collect it at common place. After wearing new traditional clothes they come back to that place and design statue of God Ganesh. A proper pooja is performed of God Ganesh.

5. Bhai – Dooj :-
Last day of Diwali festival is Bhai – Dooj. On this day married women Comes to their parents home. They do pooja of their brothers for their long life and prosperity. Brothers offer some kind of (more…)

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