DiwaliÂ orÂ Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is aÂ festivalÂ celebrated between mid-October and mid-November for different reasons. ForÂ Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.
The festival starts withÂ DhanterasÂ on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival,Â Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demonÂ NarakaÂ byÂ Lord KrishnaÂ and his wifeÂ Satyabhama.Â Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship ofÂ Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of LordÂ Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished theÂ Bali, and banished him toÂ Patala. It is on the fourth day of Diwali,Â Kartika Shudda Padyami, that Bali went toÂ patalaÂ and took the reins of his new kingdom in there. The fifth day is referred to asÂ Yama DvitiyaÂ (also calledÂ Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same to rejoice in the Inner Light – Wikipedia
Most essential, it’s the time where whole of India just lights up and quite literally so, here is the satellite Image on India during Diwali, astonishing isn’t it?
We have fully transformed our website and turned it into a celebration, check out our Diwali special Logo and theme.
Have a Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year.
Â Update: This seems to be a fake image, Sorry for the incorrect update. Here is the actual satellite image from NASA for Diwali 2012