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Diwali 2020: Deepawali is the festival of lights, hence it is also known as Deepotsav. Diyas sparkle all around on this festival, but have you ever wondered why in our country there is a tradition of lighting Diya on Diwali and religious events. Why are lamps lit daily in Hinduism? The reason behind this is related to our health. The history of Deepak in India is authentically more than 5000 years old. Agni has importance in every religion since ancient times. In the Vedas, fire is considered as a direct deity, so in Hinduism, lamps are lit in front of God before any auspicious work.
It is believed that Shree Ganesh ji Devi Laxmi ji is very happy by lighting a lamp daily in the middle of the courtyard of the house, from Dhanteras to Bhaiya Dooj on Deepawali.
In Hinduism, there is a tradition of illuminating the entire house with lamps by worshiping Lakshmi and Ganesh on the day of Deepawali. It is believed that after Lakshmi Puja, the first lamp should be lit in the courtyard of the house. After this, lamps should also be lit in some special places. Goddess Lakshmi is pleased with this and through her grace throughout the year, happiness, peace, health and prosperity remain in the house, this results in the Panchotsav. Throughout the year, with the blessings of Maa Lakshmi and Shriganesh, there is a place of happiness and prosperity in the house. According to religious belief, lamps should be lit at certain places.
- A lamp of mustard oil should be lit at the main door of the house before Lakshmi Pujan in the evening of Deepawali. It is said that on this day Mata Lakshmi roams home, that’s why people of every household clean their homes and light them with lamps so that Goddess Lakshmi comes to their homes and blesses them.
- After Laxmi Pujan, one lamp should be lit on each side of the main door of the house. With this Goddess Lakshmi enters the house. ALSO READ: Happy Diwali 2020 Greetings in Hindi: Deepawali in the country! Happy Diwali through these lovely WhatsApp Stickers, Facebook Messages, GIF Images, Quotes, SMS, Wallpapers
- Whatever temple is near the house, go and light the lamp. If possible, light a lamp in front of the idol of each deity.
- Light a lamp at any intersection near the house, it gives light to the visitors and the special grace of Goddess Lakshmi remains on those who light the lamp.
- Goddess resides on peepal tree. If there is a peepal tree in front of the house, then a lamp should be burnt there as well, it is said that this causes damage to the house.
- Also light a lamp near the basil plant located in the courtyard of the house, it brings happiness and peace in the house, and evil forces do not enter the house.
- If you have a vehicle, then a lamp should be lit even closer to that vehicle.
- The place of the house where the source of water is, that is, light a lamp near the tap, in addition to the place where the drainage of the house takes place, must also light a lamp there.
- Four-faced lamps should also be lit at the four corners of the house, it is believed that Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi provide happiness and prosperity from all four directions.
- Two lamps should also be lit in the kitchen. Due to this, Goddess Annapurna is pleased and due to her grace, there is an abundance of food grains throughout the year.
Significantly, today, the fourth festival of the five-day Diwali festival is being celebrated, which is known as Govardhan Puja. On this day, Govardhan Parvat and Lord Krishna are worshiped.