Dhanteras, Choti Diwali and Badi Diwali – 3 Days of Unending Festivities

In our previous article we told you about various signs that show Diwali is here. And just like Diwali Signs, even the festivities begin way ahead of the big day. Dhanteras, Choti Diwali and Badi Diwali, each day of the festival is unique, based on varied philosphies and pave the path for 3 days of unending festivities.

Dhan Teras

Dhanteras

This is the first day of Diwali and marks the beginning of Deepawali Celebrations. It is believed that Lord Dhanwantari came out of ocean on this day. People across India believe it is auspicious to purchase gold and other precious jewellery on Dhan Teras and it will please Goddess Laxmi and bring prosperity and wealth to their life.

Choti Diwali

Choti Diwali

Second day of Diwali also called as Choti Diwali is celebrated as Narak Chauturdasi. It is believed that Lord Krishna killed Narakasur on this day and made the world free from his fear.

Choti Diwali is also known as Roop Chaudas. On this day people bath with oil, ubtan and other beauty enhancing products to clean themselves and their soul and prepare themselves for the big day of Diwali.

Badi Diwali

Badi Diwali

Badi Diwali also known as the day for Lakshmi Pujan is the big day of Diwali. On this day, Hindus clean their houses, decorate it and worship the divine goddess of Lakshmi. They seek blessings from Goddess Lakshmi and celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

It is said that Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile on the day of Badi Diwali and the entire village celebrated the day by lighting diyas all over Ayodhya. Rightly, Diwali is called as festival of lights. Although the good old

Although the good old diyas have been replaced by LED lights but the spirit of the festival and the devotion still remains the same old.  Full of happiness, faith, devotion, and good wishes.

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