Diwali- The Festival Of Lights, Sweets And Celebrations
Diwali is the most loved festival of people. Diwali is been celebrated for three days. The first day is Dhanteras. The second day is understood as Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (small Diwali). The third day of Diwali is recognized as Lakshmi Puja.
Diwali is the most loved festival of people, especially for those who are sweets and joy lovers, people are of course excited about the festival but the other excitement hits hard, that is of sweets. Indian festivals are incomplete without the sweets, the main ritual is been followed with it.
Diwali is been celebrated for three days as:
Dhanteras – The first day of Diwali
The first day is Dhanteras, it is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Dhanvantari, who is similarly worshipped on the event of Dhanteras, is deemed the God of Ayurveda who imparted the wisdom of Ayurveda for the growth of humanity and to get rid of the misery of disease. On the evening of Dhanteras, diyas (lamps) are ritually maintained lighten up all through the night in respect of Lakshmi and Dhanvantari. Hindus assume this an incredibly optimistic day for making new investments, mainly of gold or silver articles and new utensils.
The second day is understood as Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (small Diwali). “Naraka” signifies hell and “Chaturdashi” means 14th day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu calendar. Deity Kali and Lord Krishna are thought to have demolished the demon Narakasura on this day. During the day Hindus wake up before dawn has a sacred bath and then tidy or new dress are worn pursued by breakfast with relatives and friends.
Lakshmi Puja – Third day of Diwali
The third day of Diwali is recognized as Lakshmi Puja, the greater significant day among the days of the Diwali festival. Lakshmi Puja is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu deity of prosperity, wealth, fortune, and the embodiment of elegance. Lakshmi Puja is conducted on this day. Goddess Lakshmi is expected to arrive at dwellings and bless people with good fortune.
The other way to make your Diwali special unique is to do the perfect decoration, you put on lights in your house, but try to make some creative lights by yourself rather than buying stuff from outside. On Diwali, Indians worship goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, it is to be said that they keep our lives stable.
Also, this day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya with goddess Sita after defeating demon king Raavan. People have their own beliefs and worship it with devotion and joy.So, celebrate this Diwali in your unique way!
Sweets prepared in Diwali
On Diwali, in northern India mainly people prepare Gulab Jamun, it is a milk solid based sweet. Many sweets are prepared at Diwali or any Indian festival so, it is ok to have these sweets at that time once or twice a year. People who don’t know to make Gulab Jamun buys the box of ready-made Gulab Jamun from Shops. Making Gulab Jamun at home gives a different kind of satisfaction as well as one can add your flavors to it. So, people who want to know how can they make their favorite sweet dish on Dewali and celebrate in their way.
Besan Laddoo is made of Besan [gram flour], they are sphere-shaped sweet originating originating from the Indian subcontinent. The type of ingredients used may vary by recipe, people can put any dry fruit as per their preferences. Besan Laddoo is mainly prepared for Indian festive seasons like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and many more.
Namak Para is similarly cited as Mathri sometimes in some portions of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Namak para is ribbon-like streaks of pastry prepared of refined flour, oil, and water, delicately spiced with ajwain and cumin seeds then fried in ghee or any cooking oil.