It is since ancient times that Diwali has been celebrated. It is not easy to say now what really was the reason behind its origin. Different people believe different events to be the cause behind this festival. Here are historical reasons that are possibly behind the Diwali (Deepavali) celebrations.
The most well known story behind Diwali is in the Ramayana, the great Hindu epic. According to Ramayana, Rama, the prince of Ayodhya was ordered by his father, King Dasharatha, an exile of 14 years alone. So Rama went on exile with his devoted wife Sita and faithful brother, Lakshmana. When Ravana, the demon king of Lanka abducted Sita illegally and took her away to his island kingdom of Lanka, Rama fought against and killed Ravana. He rescued Sita and returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years. The people of Ayodhya were very happy to hear of their beloved prince's homecoming. To celebrate Rama's return to Ayodhya, they lit up their houses with earthen lamps (diyas), burst crackers and decorated the entire city in the grandest manner and the same is done is the present days. People decorate their houses for the welcoming of the Laxhmi goddess in their houses to get the wealth and prosperity in their life. Here are the Happy Diwali Quotes which you should send to your every loved one who is near and far from you.
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This is believed to have started the tradition of Diwali. Year after year this homecoming of Lord Rama is commemorated on Diwali with lights, fireworks, bursting of crackers and merriment. The festival gets its name Deepawali, or Diwali, from the rows (avali) of lamps (deepa) that the people of Ayodhya lit to welcome their King. So this is many story in the Puranas on the basis of which we are celebrating Diwali from thousands of the years.
Another well known story related to Diwali is based on the HIndustan''s epic, Mahabharat. Pandvas and Koravas were the cousin and in the game of a dice or may be called gambling Koravas defeated Pandvas and they insulted Daropadi in the entire meeting of the families and kings. It was a great shock to everyone that Korvas done like that. After that Korvas asked Pandvas for the 13 years exile and it was decided that Pandvas would have a punishment of 13 years Exile. Later a great war of the greatest war took place in between Kaorvas and Pandvas. In this war Pandavas defeated Korvas and they returned to their motherland. On returning to Hastinapur, all the people of Hastinapur were very happy to see them back and they decorated their houses and every houses were litten up with Diyas and the same celebration is followed by the people till date. We bring you the Diwali Quotes 2016 which are very good and unique of all the time.
It is also believed that on this day the goddess of wealth, Laxhmi was also rose up. Very Very long ago time there were Devas and Asuras who both wanted immortal. So they decide to do Smaundar Manthan to have the Amrit after taking in which they would be immortal. Many things, expensive and important things came up during this Manthan. The most important things was the daughter of Milky ocean who was named Laxmi. Lights were decorated in the rows for the welcoming of the goddess Laxmi. It was Amavasya of the Kartik Mas when this all happened. On this day of Diwali, lord Vishnu got married with the goddess Laxmi and till time the celebration of Diwali is done in order to rememberance of the lord Vishnu and goddess Laxmi born. People clean their houses, do white wash and make all clean as it is believed that goddess Laxmi born in the house which is neat and clean. This is 2016 year and people send the Happy Diwali Quotes 2016 to everyone and celebrate a lot on this day.
The another story behind this festival is about the Lord Vishnu and the great king Bali. After a long worship of Lord Brahmas, king Bali got a great boon after which it was impossible to defeat him. He was very wise king and very charitable king but he was very cruel to Devas. Many times Devas tried to defeat him but every time they failed. The persecution of King Bali over the Devas was unbearable and they wanted to get rid of it. They all together went to the Lord Vishnu and request him to free the mof this great persecution. It was impossible to defeat Bali directly by the lord Vishnu too. So he made a great pland and disguished himself as a Brahim and decided to went to the king Bali. This short Brahim asked Bali for some charity and Bali didn't know that it was a well made plan by the Lord Vishnu and he gave all his wealth in the charity. Now he was alone and was possible to defeat him. So on this day of Diwali Lord Vishnu win over the King Bali. To celebrate this victory, people celebrate this great festival known as Diwali. 2016 Best Diwali Quotes are available below on this page.
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The most Indian holy book, Bhagvata Purana tells the another story behind the celebration of this great festival Diwali. A great demon named Naraksura somehow had got great unbeatable powers. He was a very cruel and terrible ruler. People were greatly afraid of this demon. He had kidnapped many women in his place. So it is believed the on the day before Diwali, lord Vishnu fighted with this demon and got victory over him. Lord Vishnu free all the women who he had kidnapped. All the people of that time were free of the demon's free and they celebrated this day very much and till date it is the greatest festival of all time. We are also going to provide you the 2016 Happy Diwali Quotes.
According to one other legend, it is revealed that in the time when demons were overcomed Devas and all the people, so in order to clean this cruely Maa Kali born through the forehead of goddess Durga. After the cleaning the cruelty Maa kali herself tend to clean everythinf which came her way and it was inpossible ot stop her. No one dared to stop her but atlast Lord Shiva tried to stop her and they completly stop her. Almost buddies have seen the famous picture of Maa kali in which she is hanging out her tongue. It is the picture of the same time. So on the day of Diwali, in many parts of India people do worship of Maa Kali too. Deepavali Quotes are available below on this page.
It is also believed that on the day of Diwali, in 56 BC Vikramaditya was announced to be a king. Vikramaditya was a great wise, brave and best king of India of all the time. He was a great warrior physically and mentally too. On the announcing of his king, people lighted up their houses and the whole town and every streets of the city. They celebrated this day very well and after that every year this day is celebrated as Diwali. People still remember King Vikramaditya by celebrate this day and send Diwali Quotes each other to share the happiness.
Diwali also marks the sacred occasion when on a new moon day of Kartik (Diwali day) Swami Dayananda Saraswati, one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism attained his nirvana and became 'Maharshi' Dayananda, meaning the great sage Dayananda. In 1875, Maharshi Dayananda founded the Arya Samaj, "Society of Nobles", a Hindu reform movement to purify Hinduism of the many evils it became associated with at that era. Every Diwali, this great reformer is remembered by Hindus all over India. So it was also a great event and after it, this day starts to celebrate by the people. Happy Deepavali Quotes 2016 are present below on this webpage.
For Jains, Diwali commemorates the enlightenment of Vardhamana Mahavira(the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankaras of the Jains and the founder of modern Jainism) which is said to have occurred on Oct. 15, 527 B.C. This is one more reason to engage in Diwali celebrations for pious Jains and other than the purpose of commemoration, the festival stands for the celebration of the emancipation of human spirit from earthly desires.
For Sikhs, Diwali holds a special significance for it was on a Diwali day that the third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized the festival of lights as an occasion when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings. It was also on a Diwali day in 1619 that their sixth religious leader, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahengir in the Gwalior fort, was freed from imprisonment along with 52 Hindu Kings (political prisoners) whom he had arranged to be released as well. And it was also on the same auspicious occasion of Diwali when the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid in 1577. Best Happy Deepavali Quotes are given below on the page.