Dhanteras, diyas and crackers mark Diwali in India.

Souvik By Souvik, 13th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Diwali is the festival of lights. In India the festival is marked with the custom of Dhanteras, then 14 diyas, Laksmipuja and also the bursting of crackers.

Festival of lights.

Diwali is noted and marked with dhanteras and crackers. It is the festival of lights when they bring peace and prosperity.


On the day of Dhanteras, Lord Kuber, the God of wealth is worshipped. Hindus buy some silver or gold or other metals on the day.

Popular belief.

There is popular belief among Hindus that is ornaments or metals are bought on the day of Dhanteras, the wealth multiplies.


Goddess Laxmi is also worshipped in Diwali. Goddess Laxmi is also worshipped on Kojagori day that is full moon day.


Goddess Laxmi is worshipped with fruits and flowers. Flowers like marigold are used to decorate the place where idol of Goddess Laxmi is placed.


Alpona or designing is done with rice husk which get dried up and the different designs become evident at night.


Ornaments are kept in front of the alter of Goddess Laxmi and it is believed that the Goddess is the protector of wealth.


The crackers like rangmashals, kalipatakas, dodomas are kept in sunlight during the day so that they can be used at night.


The rangmashals, fulljharis are used at tandom. They burn and create beautiful colours when used in Diwali.

Tubris and rockets.

Tubris or anars are the other crackers used which bring light and rockets are used which fly in the air and then bring colours.

Zameen charkees.

The zameen charkees are also used on the day of diwali. Once lit they turn in the ground and look beautiful.


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author avatar Souvik
13th Nov 2015 (#)

Diwali is celebrated in every part of India.

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