Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the biggest and most-loved festivals throughout India. Celebrated by millions of people, it is full of lights, Diwali special delicacies and presents. One of the reasons why Diwali is cherished by people is the nobility of its message, with the central theme being the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. This message holds even greater significance in today’s times, with this year serving up one troubling event after another, and so we must make sure to wish everyone happy Diwali and play our part in spreading the cheer!
Why do we celebrate Diwali and how is Diwali celebrated?
Let us delve into a little information on Diwali and why it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. After 14 years in exile, it is widely believed that on this day, Lord Rama made a return to his people after Rama’s army of good vanquished Ravana’s army of evil and rescued Sita from captivity.
This five-day festival begins with Dhanteras, a day that embraces good luck, prosperity and wealth for everyone. On this day, people purchase jewellery and utensils, as metals are believed to keep bad luck at bay and bring prosperity. This is followed by Chhoti Diwali, Diwali itself, Govardhan Puja and then Bhai Dooj wraps up this joyful and happy Deepavali festival.
In the days leading up to Diwali, people vigorously clean their homes until not even a speck of dust is visible. Then the homes and workplaces are decorated with great care, using a variety of diyas, flowers, lights and rangolis. People don their finest garments and prepare the most delicious sweets and savouries for this occasion.
This Diwali, take the opportunity of using the words given below to wish your dear ones a safe and blessed Diwali with these meaningful and profound happy Diwali wishes.
- May these fireworks burn away all our troubles, problems and sorrows, and may these light up our life with happiness, joy, and peace this wonderful Diwali.
- May this Diwali, come up with beautiful beginnings, Fresh hopes, bright days and new dreams. Wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali.
- Let’s celebrate the festival in the true sense by spreading joy and light up the world of others.
- Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!
- With the shining of diyas and the echoes of the chants, may prosperity and happiness of this festival of lights fill our lives.
- The festival of lights that celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali... hope you're spending it with loved ones!
- Wishing all a Happy Diwali, a celebration of the power within each of us to fill the darkness with light.
- May the supreme light illumine your minds, enlighten your hearts and strengthen the human bonds in your homes and communities.
- May this Diwali bring universal compassion, the Inner joy of peace and love and the awareness of oneness to all.
- May this Diwali endow you with opulence and prosperity, and may happiness come knocking at your door. Wishing you a happy Diwali and bright future ahead.
- May the glow of joy, peace and happiness illuminate your days ahead. Shubh Diwali.
The celebration of this wondrous festival of light remains incomplete without sharing Diwali greetings with your friends and family. Here are some unique Diwali greetings that can be used on Diwali cards to express to your loved ones how much you mean to them on this occasion.
- Cherish the good times and the timeless memories made with friends this Diwali. Have a lovely festive time. Happy Diwali!
- Just like the colours of Rangoli, hope this Diwali brings fresh smiles, undiscovered avenues, different perspective and unbound happiness. Have a wonderful Diwali and a great New Year!
- May the flame of awareness lighten up your path & guide your evolution. Happy Diwali!
- May the ever pervading lamp of awareness continue to brighten & guide your life. Here's to hoping you have a wonderful Diwali.
- Diwali is an occasion to let the lights of diyas and candles illuminate not just your home, but your life too. Have a joyous Diwali!
- On this auspicious occasion, strive to make your life as colourful and bright as the lights of Diwali.
- Look at the bright side of life and forget the dark agonies surrounding it. Have a safe and blessed Diwali.
- This Diwali let us give thanks for all we hold dear, our health, our family, our friends, and to the grace of God that never ends. Happy Diwali.
- Let this Diwali burn away all your bad times and leave behind just the good times. Have a great Diwali!
- Celebrating light, hope and goodness around the world.― Happy Diwali
Here are some interesting shayaris to share with your loved ones to wish them a happy Deepavali.
1) Diwali Ka Yeh Pyara Sa Tyohar,
Jivan Main Laye Ek Prakash Apaar,
Laxami Ji Viraje Aapke Dwar
Shubh Kamna Humari Karo Sweekar
2) Pal pal sunhare phool khile,
Kabhi na ho kaanto ka saamna,
Jindagi aapki khushiyo se bhari rahe,
Dipawali par humaari yahi shubhkaamna.
3) Hum dete haim aapko lakho Duaye.
Naya vasrh ho purane jaisa yaadgaar,
Aap sabko mile apni khushiyon ka sansaar.
Subko Deepawali ka bahut sara pyaar.
4) Diye se roshan rahe aapka ghar dwar,
Khushiya aaye jivan mein baar baar,
Safalta har dam kare aapka intezaar.
Diwali ki shubhkaamnaye!
5) Deepawali ka ye paawan tyohar,
Jeevan mein laye khushiya apaar,
Laxmi ji viraje aapke dwar,
Shubhkamnayein hamari Karen sweekar!!
Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali!
Diwali Rangoli Designs
Rangoli is a timeless tradition popular for across India. Since ancient times, they have been used to convey warm hospitality. It is believed that during Laxmi Puja, the Goddess Laxmi graces every household with her presence. Associated with auspiciousness on the day of Shubh Diwali, the geometrical designs of the rangolis invite the Goddess inside and ward off evil spirits and energy lurking around.
Diwali is an important festival that is celebrated with great pomp and fervour every year. While celebrations will, unfortunately, be dulled this year due to Covid 19, be sure to use the above greetings and shayaris to wish your loved ones online and through cards, a very very happy Diwali!