Happy Diwali 2022: Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Images, Facebook and Whatsapp Status
India is the land of festivals and is home to the globally celebrated festival of Happy Diwali 2022. By combining the words – ‘gahara’ meaning lamp and ‘oli’ meaning row, it means the day when rows of lamps are lit. Mainly practiced by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists in the Indian subcontinent, Diwali is a five-day festival that falls on Amavasya in the lunar month of Kartika. While the first day is Dhanteras and includes the worship of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord of Treasures Kabira, the next day is Naraka Chaturdashi followed by the darkest night of the month on which Lakshmi is worshipped. The next day is celebrated in many parts of the country as Govardhan Puja and Vishwakarma Day while the concluding day is celebrated with Bhai Doj festival.
Following the epic Ramayana, the festival is primarily celebrated on the return of Lord Rama, the king of Ayodhya, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, from fourteen years of forest exile. Apart from the three Goddesses, this festival is associated with Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kabira, Yamaraj, Goddess Kali, Lord Dhanvantri, Vishwakarma, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Each day has a different significance and varies by region and culture across the subcontinent.
The Jain community celebrates their own Diwali which symbolizes the final liberation of Mahavir. Sikhs celebrate the liberation of Guru Hargobind from the captivity of the Mughal Empire, while Buddhists worship Goddess Lakshmi and in the eastern part of the country, the day is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Kali, also known as Kali Puja. . The festival has a rich history and Diwali is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts such as Padma Purana and Skanda Purana.
Both these texts belong to the latter half of the first century AD. Diyas or lamps are associated with the sun and its illuminating action, giving light and life to all. Since its seasonal change occurs in the month of Kartika, the lamps are believed to symbolize the sun during this festival. Diwali is mentioned in numerous texts and many traveler’s accounts. Al-Biruni, a Persian traveler who mentions Diwali in his accounts as the day that marks the new moon of November. A fifteenth-century Venetian traveler recounts that “on another of these festivals they set up numerous oil lamps inside their temples, and outside on their roofs…which burn day and night.” Accounts dating back to the sixteenth century have also been seen and confirm the claims of earlier travelers and eyewitnesses.
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Moreover, in Delhi Sultanate, Islamic historians have mentioned this festival and Akbar’s participation in this festival is widely known and thus Aurangzeb was reluctant to celebrate it because he banned it. was given Astronomer Sir William Jones in the colonial era also noticed that he wrote a treatise entitled ‘The Hindu Lunar Year’ noting four of the five days of the great Diwali festival. He specifically mentions the Lakshmi Puja Deepanvita as a “great festival at night, in honor of Lakshmi, with lights on the tress and houses.” In addition, stone and copper inscriptions mentioning the festival in Sanskrit have been found at various historical sites across the country, including the Isvara temple at Dharwar in Karnataka where the festival is mentioned as a ‘holy occasion’. done on
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To convey your wishes to your near and dear ones on the occasion of Diwali, we bring you Diwali messages, quotes and wishes.
- May Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi bless you with wealth, health, prosperity and good health this Diwali. Sending you greetings for the day!
- Abundance of love, luck, light and wealth from me and my family to you and your family this Diwali. May God always lead you to greater and better things. Happy Diwali to you and your family!
- Banish your worries with crackers and light up your life with diyas and candles. Wishing you warmth, love, blessings and peace of mind this Diwali. Happy Diwali 2022!
May this festival of lights be filled with fun, joy, love and happiness for you and your loved ones. Wishing you the best of Diwali!
Blessings of health from Dhanvantri, long life from Yamraj, treasure and wealth from Kabira and Lakshmi and caution from Vishwakarman. May the five-day festival bring you unlimited blessings and all things good. A very Happy Diwali to you and your family!
The prayer of knowledge over darkness and ignorance, wealth over poverty, and gratitude over greed and restlessness. Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous Happy Diwali 2022!