Deepavali or Diwali is the most awaited and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is also called as the festival of lights. Diwali is marked by five days of celebration, which literally illuminates the country with its brilliance and dazzles people with a spirit of joy and togetherness. This year Diwali falls on 7th of November. Each of the five days of the festival is marked with a different tradition, however the enjoyment and sense of goodness always remains constant.
Significance of Diwali
A very long time ago, Lord Rama fought a furious, pitched battle against Ravana, who had kidnapped his virtuous wife, Sita. Rama won the battle and returned home with wife Sita and brother Laxmana. Overjoyed, his subjects lit the way with heaps of oil lamps, thus beginning the tradition of lighting of diyas on every Diwali. The lights also symbolize victory of light over darkness, of good over evil. During Diwali, worshippers pray to Goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and even Lord Ganesha (the lord of good fortune).
Significance of faral
It goes without saying that the concept of giving and sharing is of immense significance to the festival of Diwali. One particularly important custom associated with the season is that of faral, where households usually prepare or arrange thalis or specialty dishes and circulate these amongst close friends and relatives as a sign of goodwill. What sets this custom apart is that it is practiced by households of almost every sect and religion, unlike some religion-specific rituals related to Diwali. The main appeal of Diwali has been its aspect of encompassing a number of innovative customs and rituals which bring together different reaches of society for a certain period of time every year. And the faral custom is a perfect embodiment of this fact. Different types of faral is made in different households. The highlights of the faral is various types of ladoos, the crescent-shaped karanjis, flaky ghee-soaked shankarpale, crunchy chivda, hot chaklis, sweet, flaky chirote dusted with icing sugar.
Another favorite faral among households is Laxminarayan chiwda.
With its relishing taste and delightful flavors, Laxminarayan chiwda has always been a part of the plate of faral for Diwali. Also, Diwali is a festival of giving and receiving gifts or sweets. One can gift laxminarayan chiwda to friends and relatives. Now, we are also available online. So, you can send gift packets to relatives who couldn’t be with you on Diwali. We have a special festive gift packet which you can buy online from our website www.laxminarayanchiwda.com
In each legend, myth, and story of Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil. It is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our homes and hearts that this simple truth finds new reason and hope.
From darkness unto light—the light empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds and brings us closer to divinity. During Diwali, lights illuminate every corner of India, and the scent of incense sticks hangs in the air, mingled with the sounds of firecrackers, joy, togetherness, and hope.