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Five Days of Diwali Tradition

Diwali most popularly referred as festival of lights is one the most important and highly awaited festival for all Hindus. This festival is hugely cherished in all the states of India as well neighboring countries like Nepal. Originally, the festival was known by the name as Deepawali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning "rows of Deep".

The festival of Diwali is not only significant to Hindus, but, has importance in other religions also as Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. For Hindus, it is associated with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his 14 years of exile and victory over the demon Ravana. And his welcome back to his home place Ayodhya, was marked by the rows of lamps, lightened throughout the kingdom. Thus, there is a tradition of lighting oil lamps that symbolize the victory of good over evil and freedom from spiritual darkness.
Along with the above traditions there are many more festivities associated with the festival of lights as burning of crackers, playing cards, lightning of lamps, wearing new clothes, distribution of sweets, exchange of gifts etc.

Festivities for Five Days:
Diwali is most awaited festival for people of all age groups. People start preparing for this festival, well in advance. Thorough cleaning, painting and decorating of houses is done before the onset of the celebrations for this festival. The pious festival of Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days, with each day having its own significance and set of rituals.


Dhanteras, the thirteenth day of the Krishna Paksh, in Hindu month of Kartik is the first day of celebrations. This day is meant for spending money and buying new household items like electronic pieces or utensils. There is trend of buying new silver coin on this day which is used for Llaxmi Puja on the day of Diwali. The tradition of lighting lamps begins from this very day. Normally, odd numbers say 5 or 11 Diyas or the earthen lamps are lit on this day and these are gradually increased to 21, 51, 101 etc on the consecutive days.


The fourteenth day of the Krishna Paksh, in Hindu month of Kartik is the second day of celebrations. The day is believed as mini Diwali and mainly meant for the preparations of main Diwali, the next day. Lamps are lit in the evening and the tradition of playing cards is observed in many families.

Badi Diwali
The new moon day of Kartik month is the third day of celebrations. The day is witnessed by burning crackers and lighting lots of lamps and candles in a row along with the worshipping of Goddess Lakshmi.

Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja, the first day of Kartik Shukla Paksh is the fourth day of celebrations marked by meeting and exchanging gifts with friends and relatives.

Bhai Dooj
The second day of Kartik Shukla Paksh is the fifth day of celebrations. This day witnesses the eternal love between brothers and sisters.

Dhanters Significance

Significance and Story of Dhanteras

Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi, is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the five-day-long Diwali festival. It falls on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). The word "Dhanteras" is derived from two Sanskrit words - "Dhan" meaning wealth and "Teras" meaning the thirteenth day.

According to Hindu mythology, on this day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean during the churning of the Milky Sea (Samudra Manthan) along with other treasures such as the divine nectar (Amrit), the moon, and the wish-fulfilling tree (Kalpavriksha). Hence, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera, the God of wealth, on this day to seek their blessings for prosperity and good fortune.

How Dhanteras is Celebrated

Dhanteras is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion across India. People clean and decorate their homes with rangolis, diyas, and flowers. They also buy new clothes, jewelry, and utensils as it is considered auspicious to purchase new things on this day.

On Dhanteras, people perform Lakshmi Puja in the evening. They light diyas and offer flowers, sweets, and fruits to the Goddess. Some people also keep a fast on this day and break it after the puja. It is believed that performing Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras brings wealth, prosperity, and happiness in one's life.

In some parts of India, people also make rangolis with rice flour and draw footprints of Goddess Lakshmi entering their homes. They also light firecrackers to celebrate the occasion.

Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Feature Description
Name Ram Temple
Location Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Opening Date Expected to be open to the public by 2023
Speciality The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, a revered deity in Hinduism. It is built on the supposed birthplace of Lord Rama, making it a significant pilgrimage site.
Architecture The temple follows the Nagara style of Hindu temple architecture. It is expected to be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 161 feet high. The temple will have a total of 5 domes with the main temple structure being built on a raised platform.
Significance The Ram Temple holds immense religious, cultural, and historical significance. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, one of the most worshipped deities in Hinduism. The temple is also a symbol of the long-standing Ayodhya dispute and its resolution.

The Ram Temple in Ayodhya is a significant religious site for Hindus around the world. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, a major deity in Hinduism. The temple is built in the Nagara style of architecture, with a grand structure that includes 5 domes. The temple is expected to be open to the public by 2023. The Ram Temple holds immense cultural and historical significance, symbolizing the resolution of the long-standing Ayodhya dispute.

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