August 13, 2020 | 5:44 PM IST
Diwali Festival

Diwali is about lights, gaiety and more

It’s Diwali time– the five-day festival of lights, prosperity and well-being. And there is no denying that from diyas to crackers to the innumerable mouth-watering pakwans and sweets and pooja rituals we all enjoy following our traditions.  Many businessmen perform pooja with their annual financial records and balance sheets and worship the Goddess of Wealth to bring prosperity in their ventures. 

Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from Ksheer Sagar during the manthan showering everyone with wealth and prosperity. Many people believe that Goddess Lakshmi visits her devotees and showers gifts and blessings on them. Hence, as the evening sets in, they open all doors and light up the entire area to welcome the deity. 

Several people, especially in the eastern region of India celebrate the festival as a victory of Goddess Kali over the demons.  Another mythological legend that marks its significance is the return of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and younger brother Laxmana to Ayodhya after killing Lanka King Ravana.

This Diwali, on October 27, the Lakshmi Puja mahurat will be for mere 1 hr 32 mins starting from 6.43 PM to 8.15 PM. So, whatever may be the reason for your celebrating the festival, enjoy a safe Diwali without compromising on the spirit of celebration.

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