Mangaluru: Deepavali - festival of lights, an occasion to celebrate, offer puja


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 7: 'Deepavali' or 'Diwali' happens to be the festival of lights being celebrated all over the world. This is the occasion to celebrate the victory of knowledge over ignorance, good over the evil in the form of Lord Krishna along with his consort, Satyabhama, annihilating Narakasura, offering of puja to Goddess Lakshmi who controls wealth and money, inviting erstwhile king, Lord Bali who was pushed to the netherworld by Lord Vishnu, to visit the earth and partake the offerings, and worship the cattle.

The festival begins with Dhan Teras and ends with 'Bhai Dooj' that is more prevalent in northern India. People light different kinds of lamps, burst crackers, distribute sweets by visiting houses, and arrange for sumptuous feast for close ones besides visiting temples. Houses and shops are elaborately decorated and the ladies in particular wear new dresses and enjoy in the company of their close ones.



Deepavali is the occasion on which every nook and corner of the houses are cleared of the clutter, idols of gods are wiped clean, and shops and establishments are put in order. Many businessmen start their new accounting year on Deepavali. The celebration of the festival of lights reaches its zenith on the third day, which is the new moon day of the month.

Daijiworld wishes its readers a happy Deepavali. May the festival bring affluence, cheers and loads of good luck to each one of you and the country as a whole, and may the dreams of everyone of you come true.

  

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    HAPPY DIWALI

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Deepavali is a beautiful serene festival. No cattle is killed, no sheep is sacrificed or no pig is butchered. Only lights, sound and happiness.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I think all the Angels of the world are born in Mangalore.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Good celebration for the worthy feast of lights.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Lights on their faces make them look Divine ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    May all your dreams be fulfilled this Diwali ...

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  • James Philip D sa, Belman/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    May this festival of lights bring grace and shine in all the families. Happy feast of Deepavali to all.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Before you light up firecracker this deepavali spare a thought for senior citizens,kids and animals in and around your area whose health is at stake.Please.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Take your senior citizens and animals for a long drive to some remote village and come back after Deepavali. Kids will enjoy fire crackers. Don't worry brother.
    Happy Deepavali.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Are you Educated ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    No.

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  • DINeSH, DUBAI

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Happy Deepavali to all .

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Wish you all my dear brothern, a happy, healthy, Wealthy prosperous deepawali.. May this festival bring joy and happiness in your families and retain forever..god bless you all.

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