Historically, the origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India, when it was probably an important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali or ‘Deepawali.’ Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Whereas in Bengal the festival is dedicated to the worship ofMother Kali, the dark goddess of strength. Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom, is also worshiped in most Hindu homes on this day. In Jainism, Deepawali has an added significance to the great event of Lord Mahavira attaining the eternal bliss of nirvana.
Diwali also commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
In Bihar, without focusing on the origin, we are more towards celebrating the festival in more unique and fantastic ways. So without doing any delay we will jump on to the 7 reasons why the Diwali of Bihar is Dil ki Diwali.
1. Weeks before the day we start prespration with Putayi and Safai
2. The work of Kumhars can be seen in all over the market
3. Buying of Biriya Bomb, Alu Bomb and different patakhas which have attractive local names
4. Diwali just not with Diya but with Dhibris
5. The Puja of Ganesh Laxmi
6. A very unique custom of ‘Ghar Bharayi‘ of Gharonda with sweets which is done by the girls (treated as a rupa of Laxmi)
7. And then with food and game of Taash (cards)
So, this Diwali make it Dil ki Diwali by checking out all the reasons and give your love to AaoBihar by sharing the Post.