Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, typically lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”.
In the lead-up to Diwali, celebrants will prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces. During the climax, revelers adorn themselves in their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas (oil lamps or candles), offer puja (worship) to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared.
We also kept cleaning the floors, windows, walls, dishes and garden from the morning to the evening!
After all, finally we were ready to celebrate Diwali on 27.Oct.2019. Thankfully all rooms are booked and all our guests joined to celebrate together.
Pour some ghee in the mud pots to make ” Diyas”
Put them on the stairs and floors.
We drew Langoli too
At night, we had a special dinner. We picked Agasti ( Vegetable humming bird) flower in the morning in the garden to prepare for dinner.
Tastes a bit bitter but they have a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Local people believe that this flower has spiritual energy too. So that they love to eat on the special occasion.
Diwali is also marked with fireworks and crackers.
Thanks to all, we had a wonderful time.
Diwali has just finished but we will have Chhat Puja this weekend. This is also one the biggest Hindu festival, especially this is very important for people in Bihar since this festival originated from Bihar state.
There are many festivals in India, please join us to celebrate like a local people!