Notion Brook Inc.

Factales

Less known Facts and Stories

Stories Post New Entry

Significance of Diwali (Deepavali) and Interesting facts

Posted by Notion Brook on October 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM




Why do we worship only Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali?

 Lakshmi Puja is performed on the following day of Amavasya, the new moon night. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi’s destroyer form is active on this day and she will wander the earth in search of the cleanest house to destroy negative energies and offer blessings of fortune and prosperity.


What exactly is Narka Chaturdashi?

Narka Chaturdashi, or Chhoti Diwali marks the death of demon Karkasura. Who slaid him and why? Our very own Lord Krishna, because Narkasura had imprisoned thousands of daughters of saints and Gods in his harem. But why do we celebrate his death? His mother, Bhumi, declared that this day should be a day of festivities not mourning, so there you go!

 

In Ramayana & Mahabharatha

- Hindus across the world celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years after Rama defeated Ravana. To honor the return of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana from Lanka and to illuminate their path, villagers light Diyas to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

- Diwali also celebrates the return of Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of "Agyatavas" in Mahabharata.


Why do we wake up before dawn and burst crackers on Narka Chaturdashi?

 The slaying of Narkasura also symbolises driving away wickedness and negative energies out of your home. Waking up at dawn, followed by a fragrant oil massage by the matriarch of the family and then bathing is believed to cleanse your system and your surroundings on the first prahar (first unit of time). This is followed by crushing the fruit karat outside your house, which symbolises Narkasura. There is no historical or scientific explanation for why people burst crackers at dawn. So it’s safe to assume it is only for fun!

 

Why do people keep a small broom in the prayer house during Diwali?

It is a popular belief that Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness, and she will visit the cleanest house first. This is also the reason why the broom is worshipped on this day. 

 

Do thieves worship Goddess Kali on Diwali?

The second day of diwali, Choti Diwali, is also known as Kali Choudas, a day for thieves to worship Goddess Kali in hopes that the Hindu deity will protect them from the police. Astonished? A number of eastern states in India follow this custom.


 Earning your money and keeping it safe?

Along a similar vein, Hindu families will worship the deity Kuber, God of wealth, on Dhanatrayodashi, popularly known as Dhanteras, which is signified by dry coriander seeds and jaggery (dhane ani gool). Lord Kuber guides individuals who are not good at saving money even though they may have no problems earning it.



Source: Google, Quora

Categories: Culture and Life Style

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

943 Comments

Reply Insuddy
7:49 AM on October 12, 2022 
While two devices have died on her even after she got new batteries, judging by her recent purchase of the Nike Fuel Band 150, her enthusiasm for gadgets is still very much alive cialis 20mg price
Reply Rickyked
4:11 AM on October 12, 2022 
https://buytadalafil.icu/# buy tadalafil 20mg price
Reply BrianLaurb
2:53 PM on October 11, 2022 
https://amoxil.best/# amoxicillin 500 mg online
Reply NormanOnevy
1:53 PM on October 11, 2022 
https://zithromax.best/# buy zithromax no prescription
Reply Biaxin prop
12:00 PM on October 11, 2022 
olmesartan price olmesartan 40 mg nzolmesartan price olmesartan for sale
Reply BrianLaurb
5:28 AM on October 11, 2022 
doxycycline 100mg buy doxycycline for dogs
Reply NormanOnevy
4:56 PM on October 10, 2022 
https://amoxil.best/# amoxicillin price without insurance
Reply Justinmiz
11:41 AM on October 10, 2022 
3000 Euro Kredit Vergleich
Reply BrianLaurb
9:44 AM on October 10, 2022 
doxycycline without prescription zithromax buy online no prescription
Reply NormanOnevy
4:33 PM on October 9, 2022 
https://antibiotic.best/# buy amoxicillin without prescription
Reply Buspar prop
2:41 PM on October 9, 2022 
cheapest avapro cheap avapro avapro prices
Reply BrianLaurb
12:40 PM on October 9, 2022 
doxycycline generic doxycycline generic
Reply KarterComo
9:38 PM on October 8, 2022 
Autovermietungen Burgau
Reply NormanOnevy
4:04 PM on October 8, 2022 
https://buydoxycycline.icu/# doxycycline 100mg capsules
Reply BrianLaurb
3:56 PM on October 8, 2022 
ciprofloxacin generic price cipro ciprofloxacin
Reply Assaulk
7:54 AM on October 8, 2022 
lasix india Analysis of expression of 10, 389 probe sets significantly regulated by ICI, Ral, BZA, Laso, 4OHT, or their combinations with estradiol by hierchical clustering
Reply alcoria
5:44 AM on October 8, 2022 
2006 and is also suitable for large scale genetic and chemical compound screens to identify anticancer agents lasix brand name Fabian SzdOtUxmCqTs 6 5 2022
Reply Weennacle
7:37 PM on October 7, 2022 
lasix and breastfeeding We couldn?? t afford a nanny, but even if we could I wouldn?? t want one
Reply Duadlesee
6:41 PM on October 7, 2022 
It is used for the treatment of seasonal allergies pamabrom vs lasix A Comprehensive Guide To Anadrol Cycles