Diwali- The Festival of Light is one of the biggest festivals in India. It is one of the religious festival in India when everybody gets into the festive spirit with religious rituals. It is a huge country and each region has its own way to celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a time when families come together for this celebration and the triumph of good over evil.
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Why do Indians Celebrate This Diwali Festival?
Diwali festival has been celebrated, as it is a symbol of good over evil. Diwali is a day when Shree Ram and his wife ‘Sita’ returned Ayodhya after killing demon Ravan. It is an occasion when Indians come together and celebrate the festivals of prosperity. It is the perfect time for the tourists to enjoy the festival of light with Indian families.
How Do Indians Celebrate Diwali Festival?
A five-day festival, Diwali is celebrated when Lord Ram returned Ayodhya after 14 years in exile and rescue of Sita from demon Ravan on Dussehra. Traditionally, Diwali festival is celebrated on the third day and in 2020 Diwali falls on November 14th. Diwali is a festival which is celebrated all across India with great enthusiasm.
On the day of Diwali Festival, people wear traditional clothes and celebrated by lighting earthen lamps, and bursting crackers by enjoying cultural family time. However, the mythology behind the Diwali Festival has different stories.
According to lunar calendar, Diwali takes place in October or November. It takes place over five days, the first is Dhanteras when people celebrate wealth and welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, to their homes. The second day is Naraka Chaturdasi also known as Choti Diwali which is when people start cracking firworks, while on the third day, people perform a special Lakshmi Puja. Fourth day is Govardhan Puja it is also known as Bali Padyami in Southern India which marks Vishnu’s victory over Demon King Bali, and the last day is known as Bhai Duj, when the Sisters are celebrated.
Best Places in India To Experience The Diwali Festival
Diwali is the biggest festival in India which signifies the victory of good over evil. Indians celebrate this festival by lighting the oil lamps, wearing new clothes, bursting firecrackers, and decorating home with colorful Rangoli and flowers. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the widely celebrated festival and taste the authentic dishes in India.
Lacking inspiration on places to visit this Diwali? Here are a few places to go on Diwali Festival 2019, to make it truly memorable with your family and friends. Check out the jaw-dropping Diwali flight deals and book flight tickets without breaking the bank.
Mumbai- Spectacular Display of Fireworks
As one of the largest metropolitan areas in India, Mumbai celebrates a grand Diwali Festival. If you are looking for a cultural vacation, you can consider Mumbai as the best place. Marine Drive is a place where people gather together to celebrate it by bursting fireworks and watching the colorful fireworks along with the seawater and fresh air that makes Diwali special for “Mumbai Kars”. The people of the town flock to enjoy the atmosphere and watch the fireworks light up all night in the harbor.
Kolkata- Experience The Kali Puja
On the day of Diwali, people from India worship Goddess Laxmi, but in West Bengal, the festival is celebrated as Kali Puja in Kolkata. This is a place where an auspicious festival can be celebrated. Street processions, masked ceremonies, temple rituals, special performances of dance, pandals and much more can be found. This is the place where you can experience the Diwali Festival with lots of shopping.
Delhi- Shop at Diwali Market
Diwali is considered as shopping time of the year and special Diwali markets and fairs are held across Delhi. If you are interested in unique handicrafts and other items, don’t miss the annual Diwali Mela at Dilli Haat which has been specially organised by the government to provide a platform for artisans and sell their wares. In Diwali Mela, you will find a colourful clay diyas and pots.
Coorg- Stay Amidst Nature
Coorg is nestled in the mountains of Karnataka, renowned for its coffee plantation and salubrious climate. This small town occupies a significant place where the heart wants to be to escape. On the occasion of Diwali Festival, One can enjoy the wonderful view of the mountain from the tiny town. This place is 260 km away from Bangalore, so you can easily book cheap business class flights to Bangalore to enjoy the jaw-dropping beauty of mountain topped coffee plantation.
Goa- Watch Demon Narakasura Get Burned
Unlike Dussehra festival, Diwali Festival is celebrated in Goa with the destruction of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Effigy of demon Narakasura is burned with the crackers on the day before one day of Diwali. The best part of Diwali is that you can legally gamble during this time. It is said that a person who wins the game is blessed by Goddess Laxmi. Competitions are held in every town and village to see who can create the demon’s biggest and most terrifying effigy.
Varanasi- To Celebrate Dev Deepavali
India is known for the plethora of cultures and ethnicity. The whole year is packed with a multitude of festivals that keep the aura alive and spread the vibe of goodness. In Varanasi, Dev Deepavali has been celebrated in Kartik Pornima. Varanasi is a dream destination for most travelers and spiritual seekers alike. People from all over the world come and remain in this city for days, finding spiritual harmony, meditating on the banks of the Holy Ganga River, and visiting the temples. It is the time of the year when Varanasi really seems like a dwelling place for the gods, not just for temples.
Jaipur- For magnificent royal forts, palaces & Folklore
Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most important Hindu festival in most of North India and is celebrated with joy in Jaipur. With this special travel deals, you will have the chance to celebrate with the royal Diggi family in their own palace. After a formal ceremony, you can take part in a cultural program featuring folk dance events, watch fireworks and dine on a festive buffet. Shop for traditional Indian clothes, watch the fireworks displays and learn about special Diwali rituals such as ‘rangoli’. You can also join the family to experience Diwali Festival in your own Palace and have a festive dinner of delicious Indian cuisine.
Ayodhya: Holy City of Magnificent Earthen Lamps
Ayodhya has been buzzing with excitement! The air is filled with a cheerful cacophony of mantras, shlokas, and chaupayis from the Ramcharitmans of Tulsidas. While the coronavirus pandemic may have forced the world-famous Ramleela to go digital, the upcoming Deepotsav will see the temple city in a brand new light. The Diwali festival has been illuminated with the light of numerous lamps at temple.
Udaipur- Lighting of Lanterns
The royal city of Udaipur attracts thousands of tourists because of its enchanting landscape of majestic palaces, beautiful lakes and picturesque mountains. Every year, Udaipur observes the high footfall of travelers from all over the country near the festive season of Diwali. The city looks exceptionally beautiful during the festive period, with its historic buildings decorated with glittering lights and a festive atmosphere all around. The Udaipur Lantern Festival is a special idea of celebrating the Festival of Lights, where thousands of people come together to celebrate Diwali in a popular place with the utmost delight and excitement. Together they set out thousands of lanterns in the sky, turning the night sky into a beautiful golden hue.