Why do we celebrate Diwali?
Diwali : Everyone’s Favourite Festival.
The different reasons why we celebrate this Festival of Lights… The basic theme of Diwali is the triumph of Light over Darkness, i.e, Good Over Evil.
Traditionally, people used to light Diyas or Deepams in and around their homes, hence naming the festival Diwali or Deepavali.
One of the Popular Beliefs is that Diwali is the day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya along with Sita and brother Lakshmana after defeating Ravana in Lanka.
It is also widely believed to be celebrate the killing of Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Krishna saved 16,000 women who had been held captive by the evil Narakasura.
Diwali is also celebrated to worship Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.
Lakshmi Devi, who is the consort of Lord Vishnu, emerged from the Ocean of Milk (Palaazhi), during the event of churning of the Ocean or Samudhra Madhanam.
Other legends also relate to the worship of Goddess Saraswati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Yama and Goddess Kali.
Sweets are made, new dresses purchased, and lamps are lighted during this festival of Diwali. For the past many years, the usage of Firecrackers to celebrate Diwali has also become popular.
To save the increasingly polluted environment and have a peaceful celebration, it is better to opt for a Green Diwali and avoid bursting crackers. You will help yourselves, fellow human beings and also the poor animals who gets s because of stressed/hurt due to the loud sound and light.