Loading

downarow22
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

The many Diwalis that you’ll find in India.

gmail

Diwali, the festival of prosperity, is celebrated across the country. People visit friends and family, cherishing memories and creating new ones each time. People come together to celebrate and exchange sweets and good wishes. India with its vast diversity celebrates this festival in its own special ways.
Come let’s explore some of these traditions.

1. Maharashtra : A celebration of compassion, respect and traditionDiwali in Maharashtra starts with ‘Vasu-bharas’ according to the Marathi calendar. On this day, married women perform pujas in honour of cows who they believe is the Mother of Hindus. They also celebrate ‘Diwalicha Padva, Bhau Bij and Tulsi-Vivah’.

Maharashtra-Diwali

2. Odisha : A celebration of reconnecting with ancestral roots.Diwali in Odisha also follows all the rituals that other states follow. Except for this special ritual, where the members of the family burn “jute stems” holding the bundle in their hands and raising towards the sky singing:
“Bada badua ho,andhaara re aasa,aluwa re jaa.Baaisi pahaacha re gada gadau tha.“
calling upon the spirits of the family’s forefathers.

Odissa-Diwali

3. Gujarat : It is a new year that brings prosperity.The markets in Gujarat are crowded with Diwali shoppers. On the night before Diwali, Gujaratis create colourful rangolis. In some houses, a diya lit with ghee is left burning the whole night.

Gujarat-Diwali

4. Jammu & Kashmir : A season of happiness and lightDuring Diwali the whole city of Jammu brightens up with lots of excitement. People decorate their houses much in advance in preparation of this festival. This is the occasion for buying new things.  For children, it is a day of joy. They receive money from Parents and relatives as Diwali Gifts.

J&K-Diwali

5. West-Bengal : Watch the Goddess come alive West-Bengal has a unique way of celebrating the festival. They keep a ‘Durga-puja’ five days after Dussehra. On the day of Amavasya, Goddess Kali is worshipped who they believe destroys all evil. It is ‘Durga-puja’ and not ‘Laxmi-puja’ that makes the story of this state unique.

Bengal-Diwali(Kali-Puja)2

6. Karnataka : The celebration of good over evilOn the third day of Diwali, women sketch colourful rangolis in their houses and build forts from cow dung. There are stories associated with King Bali that are celebrated on this day.

Karnataka-Diwali

So this Diwali, share your warmest and extraordinary moments of how you will celebrate this amazing festival.
Wishing you all a Happy Diwali!

Comments

Your email address will not be published.

related articles

  • entertainment
    This World Television Day, take a trip down memory lane with these iconic television shows

    The Indian television industry is one of the biggest amongst others. It has evolved a lot over time. Few shows became so famous that they made history.. Read more
    1
    0
  • entertainment
    Bollywood actors who gave us #BeardGoals

    Nothing more than a beard makes a man look classier. The beard trend has grown and has become a fashion statement among men. Actors too are following .. Read more
    1
    1
  • entertainment
    9 best Bollywood steps for wedding celebrations

    Wedding season has arrived and everybody’s busy preparing for the Sangeet night, wanting to perform their best at their sibling or best friend’s w.. Read more
    1
    0
  • entertainment
    Evergreen Bollywood on-screen pairs to watch over and over again

    Hindi cinema is mesmerising and part of that magic is the magnetic pull that the actors exert from the screen. They make us laugh and cry and fall in .. Read more
    1
    0
  • entertainment
    Season for Music festivals is back

    Music lovers, your most awaited season is here!! There is something about music that brings its own social buzz, making you feel connected to those ar.. Read more
    1
    0
  • entertainment
    Child actors who now have their own children

    A lot of reputed actors have started their journey in Bollywood at a very early age. These celebrities were too adorable and played the role of the yo.. Read more
    1
    0
  • entertainment
    Bigg Boss love stories that made us go ‘OMG!’

    Bigg Boss has added the masala to our television by moving away from the regular soaps and introducing a new format altogether. Apart from interesting.. Read more
    0
    1
  • entertainment
    9 most hilarious #Dhonistretch memes that made us grin & laugh from ear-to-ear

    MS Dhoni has made the headlines for years. In a recent match against New Zealand, Dhoni did a split showing his flexible side that has gone viral and .. Read more
    2
    0
  • entertainment
    How #SpideySelfie is breaking the Internet

    From Kids to adults, Spiderman has countless fans and admirers. Tata Sky gave these fans a new and innovative way to share their love for the hero wit.. Read more
    0
    0
logoblog

Subscribe to our newsletter

Show us your love by hitting the 'subscribe button'
and we'll send the latest in entertainment, straight to your inbox.