Hey, It’s Diwali!
The festival of lights!
Celebrated all over India,
Such beautiful sights!
The energy emitted from diya’s,
High soaring lanterns in the night sky,
People all over the country bursting crackers,
And the mouth-watering smell of sweets passing by!
Ohh, what to say about this festival?
Thoroughly filled with celebration and joy,
Astonishing moments to cherish throughout,
So much to be happy for, so much to enjoy!
People dressed in brand new clothes,
Visiting their relatives here and there,
In addition to the sweets in store for us,
And the beautiful rangolis at doorsteps made with flair!
The pooja plate piled up with various things,
Aarti’s and pooja’s- the festival’s main stars,
Not to mention the fabulously decorated houses,
Accompanied by heavily lit roads, trees, and bazaars!
The first day is celebrated as ‘Vasubaras’
Where cows and their calves are worshipped and exalted,
As they are the hard workers on the farm,
Without whom farming would’ve certainly halted.
The second day of Diwali is called ‘Dhanteras’
Where people worship their wealth and buy new things,
Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi are the main idols,
Immense prosperity and success this day brings.
The third day is known as ‘Narak Chaturdashi’
It is believed Lord Krishna fought with Narakasura and killed the devil,
On this day people get up early and apply aromatic oils before bathing,
At night they light diyas and lanterns, fighting away the evil.
The fourth day is celebrated as ‘Lakshmi Puja’
Where the goddess of wealth- Goddess Lakshmi is glorified,
People burst crackers this day, women make rangolis and sweets,
Gifts are exchanged and religious values are again moralized.
The fifth day of Diwali is ‘Govardhan Puja’
Where the Govardhan Parvat is revered,
The mountain which Lord Krishna lifted by one finger,
Saving the people Of Mathura, who due to Lord Indra were in danger.
The final day is celebrated as ‘Bhai Dooj’
Sharing a special bond between every brother-sister relation,
Where families reunite and spend golden time together,
Passing on this festival from generation to generation.
A festival full of memories,
Sky full of fireworks,
Mouth full of sweets,
House full of Diyas, and
Heart full of Joy
Wishing you all a very HAPPY DIWALI ✨