Twelve Reason to Celebrate Diwali

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Twelve Reason to Celebrate Diwali

Twelve Reason to Celebrate Diwali

The sparkling “festival of lights”, Diwali, is celebrated all over the world with great piety and enthusiasm. But do you know the reason behind the jubilation? You’ll probably be amazed to learn that there are not one, but several reasons why we hold Diwali celebrations every year.

1.Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday:

goddess-lakshmi-1The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi incarnated on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month during the churning of the ocean (samudra-manthan), hence the association of Diwali with Lakshmi.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi:

vishnu-rescues-lakshmiuntold-stories-about-diwaliOn this very day (Diwali day), Lord Vishnu in his fifth incarnation as Vaman-avtaara rescued Lakshmi from the prison of King Bali and this is another reason of worshipping Ma Larkshmi on Diwali. Continue to next page….

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