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Sunday, November 08, 2015 | 9:16:00 PM

Diwali

The Festival of Lights

 

DesiEvite.com invites people for sending free digital invitations to invite family people, loved ones, neighbours and friends on the joyful and festive occasion of the Diwali, the celebration of lights. Our website, www.DesiEvite.com, helps people in organizing events, inviting people and having RSVP responses from their guests in real-time with all possible details required for the day of the event…all for free and is recognized all over the World!! On behalf of our team, we wish you all a “Happy, Flamboyant, Apprizing and Memorable Diwali!!” (Note: Our e-invitations are ‘just in time invitations’ because they are totally in authentic digital format for inviting people in real-time via email all over the World; and, in India and Nepal, this facility is available through SMS too, all free of any charge.)

For any queries regarding the e-invitation processes please check the link: http://www.desievite.com/How_to_Create_Send_Invitations.asp.

The DesiEvite’s ‘Diwali E-Invitation Cards’ can be found at the following link: - http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Diwali/, within this page you can find more specific sub-categories on festivals that surrounds the Diwali festivities themselves like: Lakshmi Puja, Bhai Dooj, Diwali, Kali Puja, and Dhanteras!! Below is the chronologically listed order with dates of the above mentioned fiestas…and you can find the appropriate web-links beside them for creating e-invitation by picking the festival of your choice and/or all of them to invite your closed ones: -

 

1.       Dhanteras (09-11-2015): http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Dhanteras/

2.       Kali Puja (10-11-2015): http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Kali-Puja/

 3.      Lakshmi Puja (early evening- 11-11-2015): http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Lakshmi-Puja/

 4.      Diwali (evening 11-11-2015): http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Diwali/

 5.      Bhai Dooj (13-11-2015): http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Bhai-Dooj/

 

About ‘Dhanteras:

 

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated primarily in Northern & Western part of India. The festival is also named as "Dhanathrayodashi" or "Dhanvantari Thrayodashi". The word ‘Dhana,’ means ‘wealth’ in Hindi and ‘Thrayodashi’ means ‘13th day’ of a Hindu calendar month. Its celebration is done on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.

On Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to grant richness and security to people. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community due to the expected consumptions of precious metals on this day. Lord Kubera, who is the God of assets and wealth is also worshipped.

For Dhanteras (09-11-2015) click here: http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Dhanteras/

 

About ‘Kali Puja:

 

Kali Puja is a festival devoted to the Hindu goddess Kali. The festival falls on the new moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik coinciding with the pan-Indian Lakshmi Puja day of Diwali. The festival is also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja. It is most essentially celebrated in Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Assam and especially the Bengalis, Odias and Assamese admire goddess Kali as part of their culture. Mahanisha puja is performed by the Maithili people of Mithila region in India and Nepal.

For Kali Puja (10-11-2015) click here: http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Kali-Puja/

 

About ‘Lakshmi Puja:

Lakshmi Puja is a Hindu religious prayer chanted on Amavasya, the third day of Diwali i.e. on the day of actual Diwali festival just before the celebrations of Diwali starts! In Hindu nation of Nepal, it is frequently practised during the Tihar festival. Believers show respect to the Goddess Lakshmi by placing small oil lamps or candles both inside and outside of their homes. They pray for affluence, richness and well-being for their families and businesses through the vibes of their enchanted prayers to Goddess Lakshmi!

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Lord Vishnu's wife, visits her devotees and bequeaths gifts and blessings upon each of them as per the legend. It is widely said that the goddess, Lakshmi, likes hygiene and hence, prefers to stopover the cleanest house first!! Consequently, the broom, is also worshiped with offerings of haldi (turmeric) and kumkum (vermilion) on this day. Lamps are lit in the evening to welcome the goddess as they are supposed to light up her path!

To welcome the Goddess, devotees clean their houses, decorate them with finery and lights, and prepare sweet treats and delicacies as offerings. Devotees believe the happier Lakshmi is with her particular visit, the more she blesses the family with health and wealth.

Lakshmi Puja, i.e. the worship of the goddess of prosperity and fortune, is one of the main events of Diwali cherished in North and West India from the earliest of times.

For Lakshmi Puja (early evening 11-11-2015) click here: http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Lakshmi-Puja/

About ‘Diwali:

 

Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil and the successful return of Lord Ram back to his hometown – Ayodhya, after 14 years of continuous exile imposed by his father and precisely 20 days after Dussehra when Lord Ram successfully killed the devil King Ravan to free and get his beloved wife Sita from Ravan’s trap as per the epic of Ramayan. Therefore, Diwali, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year as part of most celebrated Hindu custom. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali.

On the eve of Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices and on the Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers to Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity). After the puja, fireworks (padakas) follow outside the homes, and then, families have truly homemade delicious feasts including mithaies (sweets), they visit family members and close friends and also, exchange gifts! Deepavali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated and everywhere one can find the buzz of the Diwali crackers and light show from open sky virtually all over India on this day. So much so big is the effect of the Diwali night that the Google Maps/Earth and all other mapping satellites exclusively publish the photos of the effect of light on the whole terrain of India from the space that is so distinct and bright everywhere on the Indian sub-continent!!

For Diwali (evening 11-11-2015) click here: http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Diwali/

 

About ‘Bhai Dooj:

 

Bhai Dooj, written as भाई दूज in Hindi, and also called as Bhau-Beej, Bhai Tika, Bhai Phota is a festival celebrated by Hindus of India and Nepal on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali period or Tihar festival. The festival falls on the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika.

The celebration on this day is quite comparable to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. On this day, sisters pray for a long and happy life for their brothers. The sisters invite their brothers for a luxurious meal often including their favorite dishes/sweets. The tradition includes sisters performing aarti for their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This tika ceremony on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies the sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother/s. In return the brothers bless their sister/s and treat them also with gifts or cash. The wholeness of this practiced ceremony ultimately encompasses the duty of a brother to protect his sister, as well as a sister's blessings for her brother.

The sister, whose brother lives far away from her and somehow cannot come to her house, sends her heartfelt prayers for the long and happy life of her brother through the moon god as a sense observance of common reflection of light from the moon to both the people staying far-off. She performs aarti for the moon which may reflect back her brother residing elsewhere. This is the reason why children of Hindu parents warmly call the moon as ‘Chandamama’.

For Bhai Dooj (13-11-2015) click here: http://www.desievite.com/invitation/Festivals/Bhai-Dooj/

 

             At DesiEvite, we feel cheerful, honoured and responsible to all those people and their loved ones for having adored our freely available digital e-invitation on the all grand festive occasions and personal events! Please visit www.DesiEvite.com to invite your loved ones to be with you during this event!

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