When was Diwali in 2009 ?

Bronze Ganesha Lit Diya

In India, a festival is a set of celebrations in honour of Gods or Goddesses. Diwali in India is perhaps the only festival which turns into a 5 days long carnival here with its loads of grandeur and pageantry. Illuminating houses, lanes, roads and the whole city by lighting rows of earthen lamps and colorful light bulbs, bursting firecrackers, magnificent fireworks-all mark the carnivalesque way of Diwali celebration.

The festival of lights has mythological significance with some popular legends associated with this. The most popular myths among all is the welcome ceremony for the return of Rama with Lakshman and Sita from their 14 years of exile in forest. As per the Hindu calendar that ceremony was held on an Amavasya or no moon day in the month of Kartik. So Kartik Amavasya is considered to be the perfect day of celebrating Diwali. Lighting diyas signifies driving away the darkness of Amavasya. The exact day of Diwali is mainly decided by the position of the moon. According to the English calendar Diwali normally comes in the month of November or December.

Diwali in India has different colors and different significance in various parts of this country. In north India, the myth of Rama is associated with this festival. Southern part of India celebrates Diwali following the legend of the demolition of the demon Narakasur by Lord Krishna and Satyabhama, wife of Krishna. In West Bengal Diwali is commemorated with Kali puja or worshiping of Goddess Kali. Legend says that the ferocious form of the Divine Mother demolished Raktabhija and many other demonic forces. In western part of India Diwali is the time of worshiping and welcoming Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.

Diwali is the 5 day long festival of light, joy and great merrymaking. Brighten up this festival with gifts. It is also a time to show your love and care for your all near and dear ones by exchanging gifts with them. People participate in this festivity with lots of fun and gaiety. Following the age old tradition families and friends exchange Diwali gifts to convey their warm regards. Nowadays, many Indians live abroad which makes Diwali celebration outside India or abroad as big and splendid as in its homeland. For them Diwali is one of the most special time to connect to their home and family by sending gifts to India.

Now with the advent of internet, Indians staying abroad find it a easiest task to send gifts to India. giftstoindia24x7.com is such a website launching a marvellous collection of exclusive Diwali gifts only for you. Choose the best one of the lots and send it as a special gift to India for someone really special. The gifts wrapped with your deepest feelings and emotions will surely brighten up the spirit and festive mood of Diwali more than ever. Gifts are always the best way to reach and win that special heart living miles away from each other. So in this festive season of Diwali let these mundane things be fascinating for once and ever by carrying your priceless emotions to those hearts which you value most.

Diwali Calendar 2009

Debjani Published: Oct 05, 2009 | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2019

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