A 5 Day Festival To Celebrate Diwali
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  • April 20, 2021

A 5 Day Festival To Celebrate Diwali

On all these 5 days we can observe all Temples-to- Households-to-Commercial complexes got illuminated with hundreds of Diyas (Deepam) and can see devotees offering various preparations of food to the Deity.

Diwali ceremony is observed to be celebrated for the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of his exile.

Dhanteras – 1st Day of Diwali
Dhanteras is also called as Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi. It is in fact the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksh, the dark forthnight of the month of Kartik.

It is said that on the same day Lord Dhanwantari came out of the ocean with Ayurvedic for mankind. You can order online lakshmi kubera puja.

What should be done on the day -Ritual:
On the day of dhanteras, during Sunset Hindus should bathe and offer a lighted deeya with Prasad (sweets offered at worship time) to Yama Raj, the Lord of Death and pray for protection from untimely death.

This offering should be made near a Tulsi tree, the Holy Basil or any other sacred tree that one might have in their yard.

Narak Chaturdashi – 2nd day of Diwali
Narak Chaturdashi is also called as Choti Diwali. Lord Sri Krishna’s victory over Narakasura, freeing the world from evil is celebrated as Narak Chaturdashi.

What should be done on the day -Ritual:
On this day, one should massage the body with oil to relieve it of tiredness, bathe and rest so that Diwali can be celebarated with vigour and devotion. The Shastras (Laws of Dharma) declares that Yama Deeya should be offered on Triodasi night with Prasad. So, In the night, Yama Deeya should not be lit.

Some people mistook it to mean that because Yama Deeya was lit on that night, that it should always be lit on the night before deepavali. This is absolutely not true.

Lakshmi Puja – 3rd day of Diwali
Mother Lakshmi is worshipped on this day, the special day among all 5 days.

What should be done on the day -Ritual:
On this day Hindus cleanse themselves and join with their families and worship the divine Goddess Lakshmi to achieve the blessings of wealth and prosperity, the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

This is the day where after pooja, crackers are burnt as a symbolization for victory of Good over Evil.

Gowardhan Puja – 4th day of Diwali
Lord Krishna caused the people of Vraja to perform Govardhan Pooja. From then on, every year Hindus worship Govardhan to honour that first Pooja done by the people of Vraja. On this day, Govardhan Pooja is performed.

Bhai Dhuj – 5th day of Diwali
Bhai dhuj is also called as Bhai teeka. This is the day after Goverdhan Pooja is performed and normally two days after Diwali day.

It is a day dedicated to sisters. Many moons ago, in the Vedic era, Yama (Yamraj, the Lord of death) visited his sister Yamuna on this day. He gave his sister a Vardhan (a boon) that whosoever visits her on this day shall be liberated from all sins. They will achieve Moksha or final emancipation.

From then on, brothers visit their sisters on this day to enquire of their welfare. Bhai Dooj comes every year on the fifth and last day of Diwali, which falls on a new moon night.

The name ‘Dooj’ means the second day after the new moon, the day of the festival, and ‘Bhai’ means brother.

What should be done on the day -Ritual:
Sisters ceremonize their love by putting an auspicious tilak or a vermilion mark on the forehead of their brothers and perform an aarti for him by showing him the light of the holy flame as a mark of love and protection from evil forces. Sisters are lavished with gifts, goodies and blessings from their brothers.

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