10 interesting Facts about Diwali: Deepavali 2022

Diwali or Deepavali (Deepawali) is among the most well-known festivals for Hindus that has been celebrated with great joy and delight. According to Hindus, Diwali is a celebration that celebrates returning Lord Ram to Ayodhya, his spouse Sita, his brother Lakshman, and his ardent devotee Hanuman after the death of Ravan. He was the demon King. The festival symbolizes the triumph that good prevails over Evil and the victory of the light over the darkness.

The Diwali(Deepavali)festival 2022 gets its name from the row of clay lamps (Deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light. Protects you against spiritual darkness. According to the constellations, it is believed that the date for Deepawali is in October or November and is predicted to fall 20 days following Durga Puja Dussehra. It is celebrated during the Hindu month known as Kartika.

Diwali is the annual five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains worldwide. The five days of Diwali are Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdashi, and Lakshmi.
Pooja, Govardhan Pooja, and Bhai Dooj. The Deepawali celebrations hold significant meaning for every Indian all over the world.

10 interesting Facts about Diwali 2022

1.Good triumphs over Evil. The festival celebrates lighting (or good), beating darkness (or Evil), which is why people are lighting oil lamps.

2.Diwali isn’t just a Hindu festival but is observed by Jains and Sikhs.

3.Diwali refers to the “row of lights” in Sanskrit. It is an older Indian language.

4.Diwali is celebrated for five days, and the exact date changes yearly.

5.Lakshmi Goddess, associated with prosperity, is the primary goddess associated with Diwali.

6.West Bengal celebrates the Kali Goddess of destruction on Diwali.

7.Diwali is a major holiday in 11 nations.

8.Diwali celebrations are filled with huge fireworks and firecrackers to play with.

9.People exchange gifts and prepare food for the festival.

10.Diwali is a festival observed for more than 2,500 years.

Diwali 2022 Date

The festivities of Diwali 2022 will last five days.

Diwali Day 1: 22nd October 2022 Trayodashi – Dhanteras
Diwali Day 2: 23rd October 2022 Chaturdashi – Choti Diwali
Diwali Day 3: 24th October 2022 Amavasya – Diwali
Diwali Day 4: 25th October , 2022 Pratipada – Padwa
Diwali Day 5: 26th October , 2022 Dwitiya – Bhai Duj/Dooj

What is Diwali? What is the story behind Diwali?

Deepawali usually marks returning of prince Rama of Ayodhya and his wife Sita, along with his younger brother Lakshman following 14 years in exile within forests. In the Hindu tradition, it is believed that Prince Rama, a representation of is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and a symbol of dharma or righteousness. 

Sita is a manifestation of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and success. The Ayodhya’s residents were delighted that the King and queen returned that they lit up lamps to honor them, part of the festivities that is still a major part of the celebrations today.

Diwali Deepavali 2022
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It is a Festival of Lights, and Hindus celebrate the festival with great joy. On this day, the people illuminate their shops and homes by using Diyas (small cup-shaped oil lamps) 

made of baked clay. They worship Lord Ganesha for prosperity and well-being and goddess Lakshmi to increase wealth and wisdom. It is celebrated on Amavasya day in the month of Kartik.

Rich and poor get new clothes for the day. A lot of sweets are baked or cooked. The people light Diyas and then torch crackers. They also exchange sweets and greetings.

A Vedic legend says that during the evening of Deepawali, Goddess Lakshmi decided to stay and marry Lord Vishnu. With Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha is also regarded as the symbol of new beginnings, and is was a time of worship on Deepawali. People from East India associate Deepawali with Goddess Durga and her fierce Kali avatar, while in the Braj region in Northern India, people believe that Deepawali was the day Krishna triumphed and defeated evil King Narakasura.

Other religions also acknowledge Deepawali as the time when Lord Krishna overcomes the demon King Narakasura. In some areas of India, the festival also falls as a Hindu new Year. However, many people celebrate it more than others as a chance to spend time with loved ones to eat, and look toward the next Year.

Deepawali Story and History —–

Deepavali is more than 2500 years of history, and the stories and legends related to Deepavali are extensive and diverse. Today, Deepavali is known as the most important festival of the Year.

In India and is also spreading via the Indian diaspora and is recognized all over the globe.

One well-known story related to Diwali history is narrated in the other Hindu epic, ‘Mahabharata.’Mahabharata reveals to us how the five royal brothers, the Pandavas, were defeated at the hands of their brothers and the Kauravas during a match involving dice (gambling). 

According to the rule imposed on them by the Kauravas, they were sentenced to an entire 13 years in exile. Once the exile was over, the exiled returned to their hometown of Hastinapura during ‘Kartik Amavashya’ (the new moon day of the Kartik month).

Five Pandava brothers and their mother and spouse, Draupadi, were sincere, caring, gentle, and compassionate in their actions and loved by all their family members. Celebrating their joyous return to Hastinapura and welcoming the Pandavas, The commoners lit up their country with bright, earthen lamps everywhere. 

It is believed that the tradition is alive and well through the celebration of Deepawali and, as many believe, is celebrated in memory of the Pandava Brothers’ homecoming.

A second version of the story is that on this exact Deepavali Day, the goddess that is wealth, Lakshmi emerged from the sea. The Hindu scriptures reveal that long, long ago. Both Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) were immortal. They were bound to die someday or in another way, just as we do. 

They were determined to live forever. Therefore, turned to the ocean in search of Amrita, the nectar of immortality (an event mentioned by the Hindu scriptures as “Samudra-Manthan”), during which many divine objects rose.

One of them was Goddess Lakshmi her mother was the King of the milky ocean that arose on the day of the new moon (Amavasya) during the Kartik month. On the same night, Lord Vishnu married her. The lights were dazzling and arranged in rows to commemorate this sacred occasion. The event is believed to have sparked an annual celebration around the same time.

Every Year. Even today, Hindus celebrate the birth of Goddess Lakshmi and her wedding with Lord Vishnu at Deepavali and pray for God’s blessings next Year.

The history of the world says that it has been since the time of the ancients that Deepavali was observed. It’s difficult to determine what was the motive for its beginning. Different people

Believe that different events are the reason for this celebration. These ten mythical and historic motives may be the root of Diwali (Deepavali) celebrations.

Third Story: Diwali’s most widely known tale is from the Ramayana Hindu epic. As per Ramayana, Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, was commanded by his father, King Dasharatha, to leave his home country to return after living with the trees for 14 years. Thus Rama was forced to leave with his loving wife Sita and A faithful beloved brother Lakshmana. 

When Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, kidnaps Sita as an enslaved person and takes her to his kingdom in Lanka, Rama fights against and kills Ravana. He saved Sita and then returned to Ayodhya after 14 years. The residents of Ayodhya were thrilled to learn about their prince’s return. 

The city was ablaze with lights when Rama returned to Ayodhya. Their homes with lamps made of earth (Diyas) and exploded crackers decorated the whole city most elegantly.

It is believed to be why the tradition of Deepavali started. Every Year, this return of Lord Rama is celebrated on Deepavali with fireworks, lights, and the sound of crackers and laughter. The name for the festival is Deepawali and Deepavali because of its rows (avali) of candles (Deepa) that the residents in Ayodhya lit to greet their King.

In the fourth story– in battle with demons, Goddess Kali was born from Durga to save the heavens and Earth from the increasing terror of evil demons. After slaying all the demons, Kali lost control and began killing anyone who crossed her path. Her killing spree ended when she was able to protect the Lord Shiva interceded. 

You’ve probably seen the famous image of Ma Kali, with her tongue sticking out.is the moment she stomps onto Lord Shiva and then stops in horror and regret? This event has been forever commemorated by the celebration of Kali Puja, which is celebrated in various areas of India at the same timeframe at the same time Diwali.

Fifth story: Diwali’s origins also refer to stories told by the Hindu Puranas, which are the main source of Hindu sacred texts. According to the Bhagavata Purana (the holy Hindu text), It was Kartik Day that Lord Vishnu assumed his form as the dwarf (Vaman-avatar) as he defeated King Bali. 

Bali was, or more accurately, King Bali, or rather. Mahabali is a powerful demon King that ruled the earth. Once, Bali received a blessing from Lord Brahma, which made him invincible. Even gods were unable to beat Bali in battle.

While a wise and honorable King, Mahabali was cruel to the Devas (gods). In desperation to take on Bali or Mahabali, the Devas sought Lord Vishnu and demanded that he discover

an option for stopping Bali. Lord Vishnu made a plan. The Lord disguised himself as the short Brahmin and then walked to Bali to solicit donations. King Mahabali was a generous king. 

Mahabali attempted to assist in aiding the Brahmin. The whole thing was a ploy of Lord Vishnu, and the King was forced to relinquish all of his power and money. Diwali, or Onam, is the celebration of the defeat of Mahabali by Mahabali by Lord Vishnu.

Sixth story: The Bhagavata Purana is also a story about Narakasura, a villainous demon King who acquired great power and conquered the heavens and the earth. Narakasura

He was extremely brutal and was also a horrible ruler. The legend says that Vishnu, the God of war, killed Narakasura in the days before Diwali and rescued numerous women the demon held captive.

His in his palace. The heavens and earth were incredibly happy to be free from the wrathful and horrible Narakasura. They celebrated the occasion with great splendor, a custom that is considered to be alive during the celebration of Diwali.

Other Diwali stories –history of Diwali

In Jains, Tradition Diwali marks the illumination by Vardhamana Mahavira(the Twenty-fourth Tirthankara and the final Tirthankaras in the Jains and the pioneer of modern Jainism) that It believed to have occurred on Oct. 15 is believed to have occurred on Oct. 15 B.C.  

It is another reason to participate in Diwali celebrations to honor religious Jains and the sole purpose of commemoration.

The festival symbolizes the celebration of the liberation of the human spirit from the desires of the earth.

According to Sikhs Tradition, Diwali holds an important significance because it was on the Diwali date that the third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized the festival of light as a way to celebrate the festival.

All Sikhs were gathered to take all Sikhs to receive the Guru’s blessings. Also, it was on the Diwali date in 1619 when their sixth spiritual head, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was a sworn enemy of

The Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the Gwalior fort was released from his prison and his 52 Hindu King (political prisoners), who he made arrangements to release as well. It was also the same day of Diwali that the foundation stone for the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid in 1577.

The five days of the Diwali festival

Since the holiday is celebrated by a broad number of people with religious backgrounds and traditions, many people celebrate it in their way. There are many ways to celebrate, but it’s mostly an occasion for family and friends doing actions of the data (charitable giving) as well as other ways, such as Seva (selfless service), Deep cleaning and decorating the house, and doing rituals, lighting up lights and reflecting upon the deep-rooted beliefs. The celebrations may last for five days, with each of them having significance of its own:

Diwali Dhanteras puja. This initial holiday is set aside for goddess Lakshmi. The people typically celebrate the day by cleaning their homes and preparing rangolis and Kolam, intricate.

Colors of color are made with powder, flowers, or sand. They usually shop and then make sweet and sweet Indian snacks to enjoy with friends.

Chhoti Diwali is also known as Kalichaudas. A second day of the month, called “small Diwali,” is often dedicated to preparing for the biggest celebration on the 3rd day.

They also pray for those who have died deceased grandparents and display many clay lamps, also known as Diya.

Diwali 3rd day and the biggest of the seven days. Diwali is spent dressing in new clothes, going to the temple for the puja or a worship service, lighting Diyas and other lights in the house and the other lights in the area, and having other lights around the house while enjoying fireworks and other lights around the house, as well as celebrating fireworks. 

It’s the perfect time to gather with loved ones, enjoy food, and play games of chance, particularly Card games.

Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi puja is among the main rituals that are performed during the celebration of Diwali. The purpose of this ritual is to welcome goddess Lakshmi to stay at her home. Prayers Are offered to the goddess for this New Year (Hindu New Year) may be blessed with prosperity, peace, and wealth.

Annakut, Padwa, Govardhan Puja Fourth day of Diwali is the first day of the New Year for many regions of India, A occasion to be grateful for the Year past, Look ahead to the coming year and give small gifts. People may perform pujas to wish the coming year to be prosperous. This day is also dedicated to the union between husbands and wives. Wives acknowledge the love bond between Rama Sita and Rama Sita.

Bhai Duj And Bhai Beej: Diwali’s fifth and final day is a day to celebrate the bond between siblings and sisters; family members often meet on this day And share a meal with your friends.

How is Diwali celebrated?

Cleanse your home before or before the date of Diwali. Diwali can be described as an important Hindu New Year and is a time to celebrate new beginnings. It is a tradition to tidy your home
and work on or before the first day and business on or before Diwali to perform a cleansing ritual and prepare yourself for a new beginning.

Take care of your laundry, tidy your home and office spaces, and Sort out your to sort out bills and paperwork. Think of this as a means to cleanse your home and prepare for the new, positive spirit that comes with Diwali and the beginning of the New Year.

On the first day of Diwali, Dhanteras is the day that is dedicated to celebrating the Lakshmi goddess of wealth. A traditional way to await her appearance is to leave tiny footprints. All over your house. Sprinkle a mix of vermillion and rice powder directly on your floor or trace footprints on paper, cut them out, and put them in the various areas of your home.

The celebration begins with people purchasing jewelry and other utensils for Dhanteras. It is a great time to buy any type of metal. The belief is that it can protect against Evil and bring prosperity.

They then decorate their homes with lamps, flowers, and rangolis. Like every other festival in India, food is an important part of Diwali. From delicious sweets or savories, everyone cooks up a feast worthy of feeding a whole kingdom. Many offer sweets to their relatives and friends to thank them for a happy holiday. Good luck and prosperity in the days ahead.

The following two days -Chhoti Diwali and Diwali — are the two most anticipated days of the festival that people are most excited. The evening begins with the performance of puja and making offerings.

Prayers to the gods. Then they light Diyas, and crackers explode. The atmosphere fills with the spirit of celebration. On the fourth and final day of the festival, Govardhan puja is observed.

And the festival of light concludes with Bhai Dooj, which is quite like Raksha Bandhan because it celebrates the love between brothers and sisters.

How Is Diwali Celebrated In Different Parts Of India

1. Bengal

Diwali is celebrated in Bengal with Kali Puja or Shyama Puja at night. Goddess Kali is adorned with blooms of hibiscus and is celebrated in temples.

Households. The devotees also give Ma Kali sweets, rice, lentils, and fish. Temples in Kolkata, such as Dakshineshwar and Kalighat, are well-known for their Kali Puja. Also, the evening before Kali Puja. Bengalis adhere to the night before Kali Puja; Bengalis follow the Bhoot Chaturdashi ritual to overcome evil powers by lighting 14 days inside their homes. 

In places like Barasat near Kolkata, Kali Puja takes place in an elegant manner similar to Durga Puja, featuring themed pandals and Melas. Then, one can see demon figures in front of the Kali pandals. Dakini and Yogini.

2. Assam

Diwali means “Diwali” in Assam and is celebrated in Assam with great excitement. Folks make rangolis, light Diyas, and embellish their entrances with garlands from mango leaves and

marigolds. The festival lasts for five days, similar to how Diwali is celebrated across other regions of India. The Assamese devote themselves to Goddesses Kali along with Lakshmi and celebrate

Bhi Duj.

3. Odisha

Celebrations for Diwali in Odisha have their origins in the trial of traditions. People perform the traditional ceremony of Kauriya Kathi, which involves the worship of their ancestors in heaven.

Jute sticks are burnt to invoke their ancestors during the occasion, that is, Diwali, to bless family members and to wish them luck in their endeavors.

4. Bihar

Diwali will be celebrated with lots of excitement in Bihar. The festival lasts for five days, as is the case in most North Indian states, which commences with Dhanteras, which is then followed by

Choti Diwali Lakshmi Pujan, Govardhan Puja, which culminates in Bhai Dooj. Diwali is celebrated with light-up Diyas and burst crackers.

5. Varanasi

Varanasi celebrates the Diwali of the Gods, also known as Dev Deepawali. The devotees believe that Gods and Goddesses descend to the earth to bathe in the holy Ganga This Year. Diyas and prayers are made to the river Ganga and its banks. 

The banks decorated with rangolis and lamps are awe-inspiring. Dev Deepawali falls on the full. Moon during the Kartika month, which occurs 15 days following Diwali.

6. Maharashtra

Diwali in Maharashtra begins with the ritual of Vasu Baras, which is performed to honor cows. People are celebrating Dhanteras to pay homage to the great doctor.

Dhanvantari. In the celebration of Diwali, Maharashtrians pay homage to goddess Lakshmi and keep Diwali Cha Padva, a celebration of the bond between the couple. The celebrations end with Bhav Bij and Tusli Vijah, which mark the beginning of weddings.

7. Gujarat

Diwali is the time to celebrate the end of the Year for Gujaratis. The day following the festival, Gujaratis from Gujarat celebrate Best Varas, also known as New Year’s Day. The festival starts with Vaag Baras. It is followed by Dhanteras, Kali Chaudash, Diwali, Best Varas, and Bhai Bij.

8. Punjab

To people from the Punjabis, Diwali marks the beginning of winter. As Punjabi Hindus worship Goddess Lakshmi, Sikhs also celebrate the festival in gurudwaras. The festival is celebrated in

Diwali is celebrated in conjunction with Diwali falls on the Sikh celebration, which is Bandi Chhor Diwas, which is observed just as Diwali by lighting houses and gurudwaras and feasting, gifts,

and crackers that burst.

9. Madhya Pradesh

The state celebrates the festival by putting up Diyas lighting and decorations. Markets are open even at night on Dhanteras. On Diwali, people offer traditional sweets such as blushes doughnuts that do not have holes. 

For businesses, Diwali signifies the start of the New Year. It is a time when the Baiga, along with the Gond tribes, celebrate

traditional celebrations of dances and music to mark the festival.

10. Goa

It is believed that in Goa, Diwali is celebrated to honor Lord Krishna, who defeated Narkasur, the demon. On the day of Diwali, people from Goa, as well as other regions in South India, smear coconut oil on themselves to be free of their sins – a process like the pilgrims taking baths to cleanse themselves in holy rivers like Ganga in North India.

11. Tamil Nadu

The Tamils are believed to celebrate Diwali like North Indians, but their unique traditions add more color to the celebration of lights. They light the Kuthu Vilaku (lamp) and then offer

Naivedhya towards the Gods. They also prepare a particular remedy called Deepavali Lehiyam consumed in their households. They also take part in the Pithru Tharpanam. Puja to please their ancestral ancestors.

12. Andhra Pradesh

Harikatha, or the musical version of the Lord’s story Hari is performed in various regions. There is a belief that Lord Krishna’s wife Satyabhama had killed a demon.

Narakasura. So, prayers are offered to specific clay idols that represent Satyabhama. The celebrations for the rest of the day are the same as those observed in other southern states.

13. Karnataka

On the first day of the month, the Day of the Ashwija Krishna Chaturdashi, the people are required to take an oil bath. It is believed that Lord Krishna used the oil bath to cleanse the toxins.

The bloodstains on his body after he killed Narakasura. Bali Padyami marks the third of Diwali day when women draw colorful designs on their homes and make forts using

cow dung. There are legends about King Bali commemorated on the day of Diwali. In Karnataka, there are two principal dates of Diwali.


1. All 5 days of Diwali altogether?

First Day is Dhanteras, Dhanatrayodashi, And Yama Deepam
The second Day is Chhoti Diwali, Naraka Chaturdashi, Hanuman Puja, Roop Chaudas, Kali Chaudas, and Yama Deepam.
Third Day Mata Lakshmi Puja, And Mata Kali Puja
4th Day is Annakut, Balipratipada (Padwa), and Govardhan Puja
The last day or Fifth Day, is Bhai Duj, Bhau-Beej, and Vishwakarma Puja

2. Diwali Date in 2022?

Diwali for 2022 falls on October 24, which is the day of a Monday.

3. Is Diwali a national holiday in the USA?

The USA (US) Congress presented the ‘Deepavali Day Follow-up on Wednesday, October 3, 2021, making Diwali an authority occasion across the US.

4. What is another name for Diwali?

Diwali, also called Deepawali, is the Hindu celebration of light. The festival is observed for five days in India as well as other regions of southern Asia and other countries across the globe.

5. What is Diwali's color?

Pure yellow, vibrant red magenta, and Pure blue make up the most popular colors associated with Diwali.

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