Let the Brilliance of Diwali Ignite Your Inner Spirit!
The Festival of Lights has triumphantly taken over our homes, marking a joyous occasion to celebrate with family and friends. Diwali, synonymous with triumph and joy, fills the streets with bustling shops and exhilarated children bursting crackers and sharing the jubilation. Celebrated worldwide by Indians, Diwali is cherished for its uplifting essence that enriches our lives.
Historical Roots of Diwali
Diwali holds significance across various religions, each attributing its origin to different events. According to Hindu mythology, it commemorates Lord Rama's return after 14 years of exile and his victory over the evil king, Ravana. Another narrative associates Diwali with Lord Krishna's triumph over the demon Narakasura, freeing the people of his kingdom. The festival also pays homage to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, symbolizing wealth and prosperity.
The celebrations span up to five days, adorned with clay lamps, illuminated homes, and sweet exchanges. Fairs are hosted in several towns and villages, adding to the festive spirit. Diwali's observance varies across the nation due to the interpretations of traditional lunar calendars, such as in Tamil Nadu where it falls during the Tamil month of Aippasi.
The Essence of Diwali
The jubilant streets and illuminated homes epitomize the joy that echoes throughout the year. The release of new movies during Diwali amplifies the festive entertainment. Visits from friends and family from distant places further enrich the celebrations. Sharing sweets and snacks with loved ones and neighbors further underscores the joyous spirit of the festival.
The Five-day Festivities
The first day marks the start of the new fiscal year, where the business community worships the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. The second day focuses on purification rituals, with people donning new clothes and taking oil baths. The third day, the main Diwali celebration, coincides with the new moon. The fourth day is Kartika Shudda Padyami, and the fifth day emphasizes the bond between siblings.In the UK, amid the fast-paced lifestyle and diverse culinary options, Lakshmi Stores is the go-to destination for high-quality Diwali sweets and snacks. Offering a wide range of products from renowned brands such as Sri Krishna Sweets, SweetKadai.com, Grand Sweets and Snacks, A2B, Haldiram’s, and GRB, Lakshmi Stores ensures a delightful Diwali celebration.