What event from Ramayana does Diwali Symbolize: How many days Diwali is celebrated according to the lunar Hindu Calendar?
by Shalini K
Updated Nov 09, 2020
What event from Ramayana does Diwali Symbolize?
The holiday comes less than two weeks before the US presidential election, so it's a good time to remember the less-told Ramayana storey: that of a woman standing up for herself. The Ramayana, the great Hindu epic at the heart of the Diwali celebrations, is actually an all-too-modern tale about a woman who, after years of questioning her character, refuses to suffer any more indignities.
What do Diwali Lamps Signify?
To symbolise the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance, households light dozens of little clay oil lamps, called diyas. In Sanskrit, the word 'Diwali,' or Deepawali,' means 'a row of lamps.' According to the SCFI, the festival's roots lie in Hindu scriptures and legends, and there are many storeys connected with the celebration.
How many days Diwali is celebrated according to the lunar Hindu Calendar?
Diwali is being celebrated five days, the height of which coincides with the darkest night of the lunar month and is celebrated on the third day. Mostly Jains, Hindus illuminate their homes, temples and workspaces during the festival with diyas, candles, and lanterns. In particular, on every day of the festival, Hindus have a ritual oil bath at dawn.
Diwali pays tribute to which Goddess
Diwali pays tribute to goddess Lakshmi, considered in this festive season to be a key protagonist. The third day of Diwali is known as Lakshmi Puja, according to the Hindu faith, and is a time when the Goddess is worshipped.