Diwali Celebration 2014 in Tamil nadu

This is the information on Diwali Celebration 2014 in Tamil nadu. Diwali and pongal are the two main festivals celebrated in rural an urban areas of Tamilnadu. Government and non government organization offer bonus for diwali celebration. People of Tamil nadu enjoy diwali day with sweets, snacks, crackers and diwali release movies.

Diwali or deepavali is a grand festival of hindus, celebrated all over the world. Diwali is one of the most expected festivals in Tamil nadu. It is a festival which gives the message of 'victory of good over bad or evil.' Thousands of lamps are lit to show the victory of brightness over the darkness. Some communities believe that celebration of diwali was the last wish of Narakasur. It is believed that when Lork Krishna killed Narakasura, he allowed him to say his last wish before dying. Narakasura wished to celebrate the last day of his life in a grand celebration. Thus it is believed that diwali is celebrated to fulfill his wish.

Diwali 2014 Traditions in Tamilnadu

In Tamil nadu south India, Diwali is not the beginning of a new year as they follow different calendar of Shalivahana. Diwali celebration is enjoyed only for one day here. In south India, diwali is celebrated in the Tamil month of aipasi that is thula month, naraka chaturdasi thithi. The south Indians start the preparation one day before. They clean the oven in house and apply kumkum dots on it. The celebration starts very early in the morning with an oil bath. An elder in the family put sesame oil on the head of other family members and then gives bath to them. Diwali Lehiyan is a special bitter concoction consumed by all family members to cleanse digestion system. New cloths are worn and crackers are burst to celebrate the festival. Members of the family perform puja of goddess laxmi and family god in the early morning. The festival breakfast contains sweet dishes, murukku and breakfast varieties like idli or dosa.

Diwali celebration with Laxmi Pooja

In the special preparation and celebration of diwali, goddess Laxmi is worshiped. Goddess Laxmi is the symbol of prosperity and happiness. Generally all business men start their new financial year after performing laxmi pooja. In south India as well as in North India diwali is celebrated with grand enthusiasm and cheer. Houses are cleaned, painted and decorated for celebration. In Tamilnadu beautiful rangoli is put in front of houses as well as in pooja rooms. Pooja rooms are decorated with various items like kumkum, betel leaves, betel nuts, turmeric powder, sandal powder etc. In North India, diwali is celebrated for four days and it is the beginning of the New Year for them.

Diwali celebration with sweets and crackers

Most of the communities in North India follow the custom of lighting lamps everywhere in the house to fill the house with brightness. They also hang paper lantern in front of their main doors to welcome goddess laxmi. New cloths are purchased for family members to celebrate the festival with happiness. Various kinds of sweets like chakli, laddu and karanji are prepared and distributed among the friends and relatives. Crackers are burst by children and youngsters for four days to drive away evils and fill the house will prosperity. No house
remains in dark during the four days of this festival.

Four days of Traditional celebration out side Tamilnadu

Naraka Chaturdashi (when the victory of Lord Krishna over Narakasura is celebrated), Laxmi Poojan (when goddess Laxmi is worshipped to fill the house with prosperity), Padva (when a married woman worships and prays for the long and better life of her husband) and Bhai bij (when sisters pray and worship for the long life and prosperity of their brothers.) are the four celebrations enjoyed in North India.


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