When is diwali date in 2014
When is diwali in 2014 date is 23 October , Thursday
India is considered to be the land of Gods and festivals. These festivals have their own importance as mentioned in the Indian mythology. Diwali is counted among one of the unique and most awaited festivals of Hindu.
Diwali which is also known as Deepavali 2014 is the festival of lights. It is the symbol of good over the bad. The people of India celebrate this festival with great pomp and show and light lamps inside and outside their homes. As discussed in the Indian mythology, lord Rama returned Ayodhya after a war with the demon Ravana. In order to kill darkness, oil lamps are lighted across the paths. Sweets are distributed and crackers are burnt on this day. This festival brings joy and happiness across the country.
When is Diwali celebrated
Diwali is going to be celebrated on 23 October 2014, Thursday.
Five days of festival
There are so many festivals which are celebrated during the days of Diwali. Let’s see the rituals that are performed during these five days.
- 1. First day: The very first day is also known as Dhanvantari Triodasi. People also know it by the name of Dhanteras. This day is being celebrated on the Krishna Paksh which falls on the thirteen lunar day. This is experienced on the karthik month. It is known that the lord Lord Dhanwantari appeared from the ocean with lots of medicines made of Ayurveda in order to serve the mankind with good health.
- 2. Second day: Narak Chaturdasi is celebrated during this day. It falls on the fourteen lunar night of Karthik month. This day, Lord Krishna fought with Narakasur, a demon and made the world free from the fears of this demon.
- 3. Third day: When the total darkness is experienced in the night then Diwali is celebrated. The Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on this day. Hindus think that Goddess Laxmi brings prosperity and wealth and therefore, this puja is very important.
- 4. Fourth day: Goverdhan Puja is performed which is also known as Annakut. According to the mythology, Indra was defeated from Lord Krishna. Wives are gifted by their husbands today.
- 5. Fifth day: This day is dedicated to the sisters. Bhai dooj is celebrated today. Among Begalis , this festival is known as Bhai fota. On this day, the sisters worship the Gods for the security and safety of their brothers.
On the day of Diwali, gifts are exchanged in order to express love and affection among the dear ones. Diwali is considered to be one of the best ways to come closer among the family members. This improves your relationship with the relatives and you enjoy a lot with them in such festivals.
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