Diwali Celebrations | Download Free Deepavali SMS, MP3, Audio, Video Songs and Sri Laxmi Arati, Lyrics
The Festival of Lights Diwali is celebrated all over the world with pomp and gaiety. Diwali, a five day festival, falls between mid October to mid November of the calender year. According to Hindu calender (lunisonar) it is celebrated between the month of late Ashwin(Ashwayuja) and early kartika. For the year 2013 Diwali will be celebrated on 05th November, 2013. Diwali is also called Deepavali at some places.
Significance of Diwali
The name Diwali is a contraction of the word Deepavali (Sanskrit,Telugu), which translates into row of lamps. The most significant spiritual meaning is the awareness of the inner light. Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this inner light.
Celebrations of Diwali all over the World
Diwali is declared as National Festival in India and Nepal, and there is an official holiday in India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar , Fiji and Surinam. Diwali celebrations continue for five days. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) (or Deep in Sanskrit) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Some Indian business communities begin
the financial year on the first day of Diwali, hoping for prosperity the following year.
Five Days Diwali Celebrations as per Hindu Calender
- Vasu Baras:Baras means the 12th day and vasu means cow. On this day the cow and calf are worshiped.
- Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan teras or Dhanwantari Triodasi:Dhan means wealth and Trayodashi means 13th day. This day falls
on the 13th day of the second half of the lunar month. It is considered an auspicious day for buying utensils and gold. This day is regarded as the Jayanti of God Dhanvantri who came out during the churning of the great ocean by the gods and the demons.
- Naraka Chaturdashi: Chaturdashi is the 14th day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna – an incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness . In south India, this is the actual day of festivities. Hindus wake up before dawn, have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes. They light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate kolams /rangolis outside their homes. They perform a special puja with offerings to
Krishna or Vishnu, as he liberated the world from the demon Narakasura on this day. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent to taking a bath in the holy Ganges. After the puja, children burst firecrackers heralding the defeat of the demon. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.
- Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations in North India. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being. Bali Pratipada and Govardhan Puja: In North India, this day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut, and is celebrated as the
day Krishna – an incarnation of god Vishnu – defeated Indra and by the lifting of Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and floods. For Annakut, large quantities of food are decorated symbolizing the Govardhan hill lifted by Krishna. In Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, it is celebrated as Bali-Pratipada or Bali Padyami. The day commemorates the victory of Vishnu in his dwarf form Vamana over the demon-king Bali, who was pushed to the nether-world, and the return of Bali to earth from the nether-world. In Maharashtra, it is called as Padava or Nava Diwas (new day). Men present gifts to their wives on this day. It isM< celebrated as the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar, in Gujarat.
- Bhaiduj (also Bhayyaduj, Bhaubeej or Bhayitika): on this day, brothers and sisters meet to express love and affection for each other . It is based on a story when Yama, lord of Death, visited his sister Yami. Yami welcomed Yama with an Aarti and they had a feast together. Yama gave a gift to Yami while leaving as a token of his appreciation. So, the day is also called YAM DWITIYA.
Devotional and Spiritual Reasons behind Diwali Celebrations
Diwali is an important festival for not only for Hindus but also Sikhs and Jains. Every religion has its own reasons to celebrate Diwali. In Hinduism, Deepavali marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom of Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana, the ruler of Lanka.
While in Jainism, Diwali means the attainment of moksha by Mahavira in 527 BC. In Sikhism, Diwali commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 52 Hindu kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir. The people lit candles and diyas to celebrate his return. This is the reason Sikhs also refer to Deepavali as Bandi Chhorh Divas, the day of release of detainees.
SMS on Deepavali
May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health. Happy Diwali
Laxmi aayegi itni ki sab jagah Naam hoga, Din raat vyapar bade itna adhik kaam hoga, Ghar Pariwar samaj me
banoge Sartaj, Yehi Kamna hai hamari aap ke liye Diwali ki Dhero Shubh Kamanaye…
This diwali I’m sending you CASH: C-care A-affection S-smiles H-hugs please do accept with love.. Good luck and have a safe Diwali..
Ashirwad bado ka
pyar dosto ka
karuna Maa Ki
Laxmi Puja ki hardik shubhkamnaey
Laxmi Puja Khushio ka
Laxmi Puja Aapki Jindagi khushio se bhari ho
Duniya ujalo se roshan ho,
ghar par Maa Kali ka Aagman ho…
Happy Laxmi Puja
On this auspicious occasion of Laxmi Puja
I wish you are blessed with prosperity and
success by Ma Kali
HAPPY Laxmi Puja
Deepavali Sri Mahalaxmi Laxmi Puja and Arati Lyrics
Laxmi Puja is performed on the day of Amavasya. The third day of the festival of Diwali is the most important day of Lakshmi-puja and is entirely devoted to the propitiation of Goddess Lakshmi. On this very day sun enters his second course and passes Libra which is represented by the balance or scale. Hence, this design of Libra is believed to have suggested the balancing of account books and their closing.
Jai lakshmi maataa, Maiyaa jaya lakshmi maataa
Tumako nishadina dhyaavata, Hara vishnu vidhaataa
Brahmaanii, rudraanii, kamalaa, Tuuhii hai jaga maataa
Suurya chandramaa dhyaavata, Naarada rishi gaataa
Durgaa ruupa nirantara, sukha sampati daataa
Jo koi tumako dhyaavata, riddhi siddhi dhana paataa
Tuuhii hai paataala basantii, Tuuhii shubha daataa
Karma prabhaava prakaashaka, Jaganidhi ke traataa
Jisa ghara mein tuma rahatii, saba sadaguna aataa
Kara sake koii kara le, mana nahin ghabaraataa
Tuma bina yagya na hove, Vastra na koii paataa
Khaana paana kaa vaibhava, Saba tumase hii aataa
Shubha guna mandira sundara, Kshirodadhi jaataa
Ratana chaturdasha tuma hii, Koii nahiin paataa
Aartii lakshmii jii kii, Jo koii nara gaataa
Ura aananda umanga ati, Paapa utara jaataa
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