If there is any celebration which is celebrated by all Indians from Kashmir to Kanyakumari regardless of which culture or state we belong to will be Diwali.
The long wait is coming to an end and Diwali reached our doorstep.
So what are you planning for this Diwali?
It is obvious that we will try all the way possible to make every celebration better than the previous one.
So this time rather than restricting it to one other festival to light lamps and share sweets, shall we make it as a memorable and exciting one?
A family trip is the best option for you to spend your good times to celebrate a festival like Diwali. Now you must be thinking that to where that visit should be.
What about considering Guruvayoor temple as a choice?
Because while you consider this option you will get two unique advantages which no other place can provide you. They are
- The golden chance to show your worship to Lord Krishna with your family
- Guruvayoor is not limited as a pilgrimage spot but is also reputed as a popular tourist destination in India.
So right after you decide to visit Guruvayoor, there will be a most frequent question will arise.
Where you will get the best rooms near Guruvayoor temple? As far as Krishna Inn stands tall and strong in providing the best possible accommodation in Guruvayoor at the most affordable price you do not worry about this. We will take care of it.
But have you ever thought why Diwali is so popular among us and what makes Diwali stand out from all festivals?
Diwali is known as a festival of light. It is celebrated throughout the nation with great enthusiasm. Diwali is a 5-day celebration in many places.
All families gather and light ground lamps, exchange expensive gifts and share delicious sweets prepared only for this festival. Let’s go through the history of Diwali quickly.
Diwali’s history goes back to the ancient Indian period.
There are several believes going around this festival and the most resounding one is that Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama with Goddess Sita to the kingdom of Ayodhya after his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana.
To show the joy of their king’s return, the people of Ayodhya illuminated the entire kingdom with earthen lamps and that’s why Diwali is known as the festival of lights.
We know Diwali is based on Hindu mythology. But many other religions also celebrate in their own way. This festival finds importance in religions such as Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism along with Hinduism.
The Jainists celebrate the festival as the day when Mahavira, the last spiritual teacher on earth, reached enlightenment. Buddhists celebrate Diwali as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
The Sikhs celebrate the festival to remember the day of the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji from the prison of Jahangir along with some Hindu gurus. These make Diwali rich in culture and is known as the mother of celebrations.
When the entire country celebrates Diwali as a five-day celebration, Krishna Inn recommend you to stay here, the hotel provides rooms near Guruvayoor temple just 8 minutes of walking distance and wide parking area in this rush city.
Now let’s see what makes each day special in every Diwali season
- Day 1:- The first day of Diwali is Dhanteras, which indicates the beginning of the new financial year for Hindus.
- Day 2:- The second day of Diwali is Chhoti Diwali, which is celebrated to remember Lord Krishna’s victory over the demon king Naraka.
- Day 3:- The third day is Diwali’s main day that involves worshipping Goddess Lakshmi to rejoice in his birth of Samudra Manthan.
- Day 4:- The fourth day of Diwali is known as Govardhan Puja, which is celebrated to remember the triumph of Lord Vishnu over the demon king Bali, as well as the victory of Lord Krishna over God Indra.
- Day 5:- Diwali’s fifth and final day is known as Bhai Dooj, which celebrates the love and bond of brothers and sisters.
We celebrate Diwali in various ways.
Diwali celebrations begin with decoration which includes lights, lamps and flowers. They symbolize lightness and success, as they illuminate the entire atmosphere and lift the mood.
An important part of this celebration is the manufacture of Rangoli, which are paintings made with colours at the entrance and courtyards of the houses to welcome the Goddess Laxmi.
Bursting crackers in Diwali has been one of the key rituals of this festival forever. Laxmi Puja is one of the main rituals in Diwali when prayers are offered to Goddess Laxmi instead of a better year full of wealth, peace and prosperity.
This is done by lighting an oil lamp in front of the idol followed by prayers that include hymns, songs and chants dedicated to Lord Laxmi.
Make this Diwali truly memorable with Krishna Inn by experiencing different cultural celebrations throughout India like never before.
Krishna Inn- rooms near Guruvayoor temple wish the festival of lights bring you all immense peace, prosperity, success and health for all. happy Diwali !!!