How to Celebrate Diwali - Diwali 2019 Greetings Quotes and Wishes

How to Celebrate Diwali - Diwali 2019 Greetings Quotes and Wishes

How to Celebrate Diwali - Diwali 2019 Greetings Quotes and Wishes

Diwali 2019 greetings and quotes: How to celebrate Diwali

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival of lights is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere and is one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism.

Diwali is also known as Deepavali or Dipavali, a word which comes from the Sanksrit word dipavali meaning “row or series of lights”.

The festival lasts five days and explores themes of forgiveness, joy, knowledge as well as the goddess of wealth - Lakshmi.

The overarching theme of Diwali is one of the triumphs of good over evil.

Across India and around the world, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs decorate their houses with bright colours and dazzling lights.

Feasts, music and dancing also feature, as well as gift-giving and donations to those in need.

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How to Celebrate Diwali - Diwali 2019 Greetings Quotes and Wishes

Diwali 2019: The festival of lights begins this weekend (Image: GETTY)

Diwali 2019: Houses are decorated and lamps lit for the festival (Image: GETTY) Day One - Dhanteras
This celebration is one of prosperity and the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi.

Often metal utensils and gold and silver ornaments are bought, as well as cars, technology and jewellery.

Colourful entrances are created and premises decorated with lanterns to welcome the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Footprints are made out of rice flour and vermilion powder on the floors of homes, and lamps are burned all night.

In the evening of Dhanteras, families get together and small clay diyas are lit to drive away evil spirits.

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Diwali 2019: Sikh devotees light candles during Bandi Chhor Divas (Image: GETTY) Day Two - Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (small Diwali)
This day represents the day on which the demon Narakashura was defeated by Lord Krishna and Kali.

There are early morning rituals known as puja carried out on Naraka Chaturdasi.

The puja is performed with oil, flowers, and sandalwood.

Offerings of coconuts are made to Lord Hanuman and Prasada of sesame seeds, jaggery and rice flakes with ghee and sugar.

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Diwali 2019: Traditional foods are shared with family and friends and offered to deities (Image: GETTY) Day Three - Amavasya (new moon day) or Lakshmi Puja
This day is dedicated to the goddess of wealth, fortune, prosperity and beauty - Lakshmi.

The darkest day of the month, according to legend, Lakshmi visits her devotees and gives gifts and blessings to each of them.

To welcome the goddess, houses are cleaned and decorated with lights, sweet treats are made and traditional foods offered.

Celebrators believe the happier Lakshmi is with the visit, the more she blesses the family with health and wealth.

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Diwali 2019: Diwali lasts for five days, beginning Sunday, October 27 (Image: GETTY) Day Four - Govardhan Puja
On this day, devotees prepare a range of vegetarian foods for the god Shri Krishna as a mark of thanks.

The offering of food represents the Govardhan Hill and symbolises and renews taking faith in God.

Hymns or Thaal are sung about the food, and of the Gods accepting it.

Day Five - Bhai Dooj

This day is for the devotion of siblings, and one on which brothers give gifts to sisters.

Sisters often invite brothers to attend a meal including their favourite foods.

The gift-giving and meal sharing is representative of the duty of a brother to protect his sister, as well as a sister’s blessings for her brother.

Sisters often perform aarti - a ritual of worship - for their brother, applying a red tika on their brother’s forehead.

Greetings and Quotes for Diwali

To greet someone in Hindi for Diwali it’s best to say ‘Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein’ or ‘Shubh Deepavali’. These both mean Happy Diwali.

In Punjabi, this would be ‘Tuhanu Diwali diyan boht both vadhaiyan’ and in Marathi ‘Shush Diwali’ or ‘Diwalichya hard Shubhechha’.

In Tamil, the best greeting would be ‘Deepavali Nalvazhthukal’.

Below are some Quotes and Greetings in English

On this auspicious festival of lightsMay the glow of joyProsperity and happinessIlluminate your life and your home.Wishing you a Happy Diwali

An Occasion to CelebrateVictory over Defeat, Light over Darkness,Awareness over IgnoranceAn Occasion to Celebrate LifeMay this Auspicious OccasionLight up your life with Happiness, Joy and Peace.Wish you a Happy Diwali

Memories of moments celebrated togetherMoments that have been attached in my heart, foreverMake me Miss You, even more, this DiwaliHope this Diwali brings in Good Fortune & Abounding Happiness for you!May millions of lamps illuminate your life with endless joy, prosperity and wealth forever Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali

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