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Impress Your In-Laws On Your First Diwali

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Diwali Deepawali Festival

The idea to spend your first Diwali with your in-laws always gives mixed feelings of excitement as well as a bit of nervousness. After all, this is when you are away from home and celebrating Diwali with your new family. But, one thing, which bothers all newlyweds is about making your in-laws happy and impress them on Diwali by doing something special. You need to be attentive while making the decision of buying something as Diwali gift or planning something special. You should not forget that this is one of the most important festival and your chance to impress your in-laws and create a good image for yourself. Here are some simple tips, which could help you to impress your in-laws on Diwali.

Find out about their likings: To find out more about the interest and likings of your in-laws you can ask your husband about this. You can talk to them and ask about their interest and choices indirectly. He is the best person to tell you more about his parents, their likings and dislikes, etc. If you are living with your in-laws, then you can casually start a conversation to find out their plans about Diwali festival.

Go out for shopping with your mother-in-law: You can go out for shopping with your mother-in-law as this could be the best chance to buy a gift of her choice. This will give you ample opportunity to find out more about her likings and tastes and get to know her individually. This will also help you in choosing the right gift for her on Diwali. You can easily find out whether she wants to buy some new clothes, jewelry or anything else.

Cook something special: It is quite obvious that in Diwali you are expected to prepare the special food for the pooja and family dinner as well. This could be your another chance to impress your new family. To show your mother-in-law that you are serious about helping her out, you can offer to help her in the kitchen. You can even cook any of the dish, which is your specialty and you are just a perfectionist in it. If you can make some mithai at home, then this could be your chance to show your cooking skills and impress your in-laws.

Help them in Diwali preparation: Diwali is one occasion when every family member is busy in doing some special preparations. This is one of the most hectic times of the year, where you are supposed to do and prepare for a lot of stuff within short time. You are supposed to do a lot of cleaning work, buying new upholstery, or whitewash in the home could increase your burden. So you can help your in-laws in various manners to ease their burden.

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Happy Deepawali Festival of Lights Celebration in India

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Happy Diwali - Deepawali Festival of Lights

Deepawali is the festival of light celebrated by the Hindu community people in India and around the world. This is also India’s the biggest national festival accross the country. Diwali means light up clay lamps or ‘Diyas’ which celebrated by Hindu, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddha community in the world. Deepawali stand for “row of lamps or Diyas”. This year Diwali will held on 11 November 2015 (Wednesday) on the month Kartika according to Hindu Lunar calender. This lighting festival is celebrated with great flavours of by almost every cities, towns, villages in India. Goddess Laxmi Puja is performed before two days in the evening of Deepawali for the blessings of wealth Goddess. Designing lights, decoration of candles and sweets or gifts exchange with the friends and relatives are tradition.

The occasion of Diwali is symbolizing the victory of goodness over evils and lightness over the darkness. Epic Ramayan tells, the festival commemorates the come back of Lord Ram’s to his kingdom Ayodhya by completing his 14 year exile. People of Ayodhya celebrated welcome their king Lord Ram with great joyful of lighting Diyas at home. Maa Lakshmi who wife of Lord Vishnu is worshiped for wealth and prosperity. Maa Kali Puja is celebrated in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand and other cities of India on the Diwali day. Another story says Lord Sri Krishna conquered the Asura Naraka and believed that helped to free the prisoners which observed as victory of God over the evil in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Kerala.

The Punjabi or Sikhs in India celebrate this day as freedom of Guru Hargobind from the jail. People of Jainism celebrates festival of lights as the day of honour Lord Mahavira’s attainment of Nirvana. The Buddhists in India believes this festival as annual day of King Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism. Deepawali festival is celebrated by the Indian diaspora in Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji in the US, UK, Canada, Australia where it is marked as national holiday by their respective Govt.

Biggest shopping markets at time of Diwali, where people buy new clothing, dress, gold jewellery, gifts, appliances and kitchen utensils. Exchange of sweets among friends and relatives and Kids play with bursting of fire crackers. Young girls make Rangoli designs in their schools, colleges and working offices. On Diwali evening the houses are designed with electric lights and decorated with Diyas for Maa Laxmi Goddess of wealth. People start new shop, business and renovations on the auspicious day.

Deepawali festival rituals begin two days and all those days have significance with following traditions as given below.

First Day – Dhanteras

Dhanteras is begging day of festival where the women decorate colourful Rangoli floor of house. This day observed as Maa Lakshmi’s birthday. Dhanvantari the Goddess of wealth and property. Diyas or Lamps are decorated all the night to welcome of Goddess Lakshmi. This biggest shopping day for gold, silver jewellery and products.

Second Day – Naraka Chaturdasi (Choti Diwali)

Naraka Chaturdasi is known as Choti Diwali. Preparation on full swing of Deepawali by colourful rangoli and house decoration. Women and girls designed hands with Mehendi or Henna colours. Also home-made sweets and cakes are prepared in home for Diwali festival day.

Third Day – Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja is the main Deepawali festive day, where all family members with new clothing. On Diwali night people open doors of house to welcome Maa Lakshmi with Diya lights filled with oil placed in rows. After Puja the exchange of gifts and sweets with relatives and friends. Kids go outside to lighting up Patakhe or fireworks with their friends.

Fourth Day – Padwa

Next of Deepawali is observed as Padwa. Traditionally this day is celebration of mutual love and devotion of married wife and husband with thoughtful gifts. Newly married daughters and husbands are invited for special dinners. Goverdhan Puja is performed by devotees to honour of Lord Krishna. Diwali is marked as new year, where business start with a new financial year with Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings.

Fifth Day – Bhai Duj (Bhaiya Dooji)

Two days after Diwali, the Bhai Duj (Brother’s second) is celebrated as loving relationship sister and brother which similar to Raksha Bandhan. Sisters perform Puja Arati with prayers for good luck of their brothers. In return the brother or Bhai gives gift to his sister.

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Happy Diwali to Indians on the Festival of Lights

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Happy Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the biggest national festivals in India. It is known as Deepawali the festival of lights which celebrated by Hindu, Jains, Sikhs and Buddha community. Deep stands for ‘Diyas or clay Lamps’ and Awali means ‘Row’ which combined Deepawali (row of lamps or diyas) in Hindi language. Diwali falls on 23 October 2014 (Friday) as per the Hindu Lunar on the month Kartika. This event is observed in the every part of India with great flavors of celebrations. People perform Goddess Laxmi Puja in the evening of Diwali for blessings for good wealth. The festival is famous decoration of lights or candles with exchange of sweets or gifts among their relatives.

The occasion is symbolizing the victory of goodness over lifting of spiritual darkness.  As per the epic the festival commemorates Lord Ram’s return after completing his 14-year exile to his kingdom Ayodhya. So the people celebrated with great enthusiastic of lighting for welcome of the Lord Rama. The Goddess Lakshmi who wife of Lord Vishnu worshiped for wealth and prosperity of the family. In the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam celebrates as ‘Kali Puja’ along with Diwali. In south Indian states observes as the conquering of the Asura Naraka which believed that Lord Sri Krishna helped to free the prisoners.

The religion of Buddhists in India believes this festival as annual day of the King Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism. People of Jainism mark the day of Lord Mahavira’s attainment of nirvana. So Jains observe the occasion as the festival of lights in his honor of Mahavira. The Sikhs in India celebrate to mark the day of freedom of Guru Hargobind from the jail. Diwali festival is widely an Indian festival which mostly celebrated in countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, Maurititus and Fiji which it is a national holiday by their respective Govt. Also it is celebrated by the Indian diaspora in the US, UK, Canada, Australia with bursting of fire crackers distributing of sweets among their friends.

Diwali festival is the biggest shopping markets in India when people buy new clothes, gifts, appliances, kitchen utensils and gold jewelry. Kids and youth are helping with lighting, decoration and fire crackers. On Diwali night the houses are decorated for the Goddess of wealth Maa Laxmi. She blessed her people with good wealth and health for their family. New business generally started and renovations of the various kinds of works are done. So this is known most auspicious day for the Indian specially the Hindus.

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