1 Nov 2020

Have a Delightful Diwali!

The festival of lights, Diwali, or also known as Deepavali, is one of the grandest festivals that is celebrated to ward off evil forces and to bring in peace and harmony to peoples’ lives.

Here are some fun facts about this delightful festival:


Fun Fact 1:

In an Ancient language called Sanskrit, the word Diwali (or Deepavali) means “row of lights”. During this festival, people decorate their homes with lights and oil lamps, called diyas.


Fun Fact 2:

For many people, Diwali honours the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The lights and lamps are said to help Lakshmi find her way into peoples’ homes, bringing prosperity in the year to come!


Fun Fact 3:

It is also a celebration of good triumphing over evil. In northern India, Hindus celebrate the return of the deities (gods) Rama and Sita to the city of Ayodhya, after defeating the evil king Ravana!


Fun Fact 4:

Rangoli is a popular Diwali tradition – beautiful patterns made using colorful powders and flowers. People draw Rangoli on the floor by the entrance of their homes to welcome the gods and bring good luck!


There are more interesting fun facts, but we could not cover all. However, we hope to have at least sparked an interest in this beautiful and meaningful festival!

Which of these fun facts do you know? And which do you like the most? 

Let us know in the comments below! 



Source: https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/discover/geography/general-geography/facts-about-diwali/

Posted by nEbO Admin on 1 Nov 2020, 4:08 pm
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