The wait is FINALLY over as Diwali is just around the corner. One of the major festivals of India, Diwali means positivity, prosperity and light. On this day, in the evening, homes, offices and in fact, the entire city is lightened with candles, earthen lamps and fairy lights on this moonless night. It is celebrated joyfully and is considered a grand evening where the entire nation rejoices and hugs out the tension between them.
While the soul of the festival is same everywhere, different regions of India have distinct methods of remembering this day. Read on to discover where you can make a trip to explore these fascinating Diwali traditions across the nation.
Lord Rama's home Ayodhya presently lies in the province of Uttar Pradesh, where the Festival of Lights is the most celebrated occasion. In Varanasi, Diwali is a festival of decoration, with the unique Ganga Aarti, which illuminates the whole Ganga with a number of earthen lamps that float over the surface. As the night is spent chanting verses by priests, individuals welcome Diwali by lighting their homes with diyas. It is going to be really amazing to observe Diwali in the biggest state of India, isn't it?
Places to Visit: Varanasi, Haridwar
It is said that Lord Rama remained in Panchvati for a significant amount of time of his life. That place is currently near Nasik, in the province of Maharashtra. The legendary association aside, Maharashtra celebrates Diwali with incredible energy. On Diwali day, Lakshmi-pujan is done, where it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits the households and brings wealth and success. Mouth-watering delights like chakali, Shankar-pale, anarse, kadaboli, karanji, shev, and more are served at the time of Diwali.
Places to Visit: Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar