Diwali rituals that are consistent in every family:
The cultural mix of India is not unknown to the world. That’s exactly why people of India celebrate every festival, no matter in which corner of the world they reside in. Diwali s one of those festivals that is an official holiday not just in India but also abroad. Well, when we celebrate a festival, there’s always a traditional way to do it. When it comes to traditions, it is either a history or a mythological story behind its origin.
Diwali is the time of the year when everyone returns home. And is the only family time that has also been a part of the rest of the traditions. So, when the entire family is in one place, the elderly demand following of rituals. So here are some of the pre and post-Diwali traditions that you should know. Well, these traditions might have something to do with cultures. Or they might improvise with time, so make sure you do not confuse rituals and cultures here:
Reason for celebration:
As time passed, people started searching for occasions to celebrate it with their special ones. With the hectic life and work pressure, the importance of festivals has reduced to just spending quality time. But Diwali has much more to it than just late-night Diwali parties. Mythologically Diwali has a huge importance in the lives of the Hindus. After completing fourteen years of exile, when Lord Raman was returning to Ayodhya with Sita and Laxman, people decorated the whole of Ayodhya with diyas to celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, which in turn means a victory of the Good over evil. To expel that darkness, the people of Ayodhya decided to welcome their king with diyas. That’s the story behind the celebration of Diwali. And you need to know the real reason for it before you celebrate it this year.
Diwali just does not have one reason. Though mythologically, the reason for celebration is the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya. But for people around Rajasthan and Bihar, the festival marks the beginning of a new year. If you belong to these places, then you must have heard your mother calling you early asking you for help. So every year, it is important to clean the house because Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh reside on a clean and heavenly aborad and for that, you have to drive out all the bad vibes of the place by cleaning. We can feel that the arrival of Diwali is right around the corner when every household starts the cleaning process before they begin the decoration. So this is also a practice that has become a ritual over the years during Diwali.
For the festival to start its and Indian tradition to being anything auspicious with a sweet dish. Diwali is one of the significant occasions, also requires us to do the same. So before Diwali, you will see all the sweet shops are given a festive look because they know that Diwali is incomplete without sweets. Not just local shops, some people send Diwali sweets online as a gesture of love and care.Chakli, peda, barfi and ladoos are some of the main heroes of the festival, and without them, every other dish, no matter how delicious it is, seems out of place. As, Indians sweets are not just a dessert item but are said to be the most auspicious offering for Gods, a simple of happiness and also builds a new bond between two people on a sweeter note.
If you are a shopaholic, festive seasons are your thing because your bags just multiply when you walk out of the mall, isn’t it? Well, even if you are a calculative buyer, Diwali is a festival where your budget has nothing to do with the cart that you pull through around the mall because it once a year that your wardrobe gets a newer collection and no one irrespective of any gender, age or class for that matter refrains from buying new clothes. So shopping for home decor, puja, Diwali gifts, and return gifts and new clothes becomes imperative for each of you.
Diwali Rituals those that man-made, traditions are those. That followed out of respect, and a healthy and fine blend of both can seen during Diwali. Where card games and a night-long family gathering some of the highlights of the Diwali festival. The rituals mentioned above followed in more or less every house that celebrates the festival. So, now that you have an idea of what done and why your this year’s Diwali will be even more enjoyable.