Home India 6 Interesting Facts About Diwali !! You May Not Know Before
Diwali is known as the festival of lights and is the most enjoyed festival in India and even outside India too. People light diyas and decorate their houses and even their “GALI AND MAHOLLAS” in order to show their love and happiness. Many people distribute sweets and other gifts to their relatives and also many people worship God Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi. Everyone has their own way to celebrate Diwali but in the end, everybody celebrates it with peace and happiness. Here are some interesting facts about Diwali that you may not know-
1. Celebrated by All Religions-
Although Diwali is considered as the festival from Hindu Culture. It is celebrated by the people of different religions and ethnic groups i.e Sikhs, Jain, Madrasi etc.
2. The Day of Goddess Lakshmi-
The main reason for celebrating Diwali is that it is said that on this day Goddess Lakshmi roams on the earth and bless people with money and prosperity. That is why people worship Goddess Lakshmi on the day.
3. Escape Day of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji-
It is an old myth that says that on the day of Diwali Guru Gobind Singh escaped. From the captivity of the Mughal Ruler Jahangir in Gwalior along with several Hindu Kings.
4. Lord Ram Returned to Ayodhya-
Yes everybody is aware of this fact that the main reason for celebrating Diwali is the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya. After defeating Ravana and escaping Mata Sita from his prison. People light diyas and distribute sweets to enjoy the victory of Lord Rama.
5. Day of Peace-
On this day everybody forgives the past deeds and start a new chapter of their life. The happy thing about the festival is that soldiers at the border from both sides, celebrate Diwali together and keep their differences aside in order to show their happiness. Sweets are also distributed across the border. In order to show love and respect towards each other.
6. The victory of Good Over Evil-
In some parts of India Diwali is celebrated by keeping the fact in mind that Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura. To maintain peace and save the lives of other people. It is an old saying and many people follow this and show their happiness and love towards Lord Krishna.