Happy Diwali Wishes 2021: , Messages, Photos, Images, Instagram & Whatsapp Status

India is the land of festivals and perhaps no festival is celebrated more than that of Diwali. It is literally translated as ‘row of light’ which relates back to the holiday’s origins. The literal translation means rows (or lines) but can also be taken to mean cluster, series, string or group! The festival takes place over 5 days and incorporates various aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

It celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama along with Lakshmana, Sita and Hanuman who were immortals for many years living in exile following the destruction of their kingdom at the hands of Ravan – a demon army leader. Vishwakiarma Day falls on the second day of celebration alongside Govardhan Puja, Lakshmi Puja and Narak Chaturdashi with Bhai Dooj concluding things on the fifth day.

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The festival of lights is celebrated throughout India as a remembrance of the triumph of good over evil. In this modern age, where internet access and television has some bearing on how some people experience Holi, for many it’s simply a time to get together with family and friends, eat delicious food and exchange colors and gifts among friends and family! Jai Hind!

The Jain community celebrates its version of Diwali, which marks the final liberation of Mahavira. Sikhs celebrate Guru Hargobind’s release from imprisonment with the Mughal Empire, Buddhists worship Goddess Lakshmi and in some parts of India this day is celebrated with the worship of the Hindu goddess Kali also known as Kali Puja. Diwali has a rich history and mentions of it are found in ancient Sanskrit texts such as the Padma Purana and the Skanda Purana.

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Both of these texts date back to the later half of the first millennium CE. Diyas or lamps are associated with Sun and its illuminating action, the giver of light and life to all. Since its seasonal transition happens in the month of Kartik, lamps are believed to symbolize the Sun during this festival. Mentions of Diwali have been found in numerous texts and accounts of many travellers.

Al Biruni, a Persian traveller who mentioned Diwali in his accounts as the day being celebrated on the new moon of November. Accounts of a Venetian traveller from the fifteenth century state that ‘on another of these festivals they fix up within their temples, and on the outside of the roofs, an innumerable number of oil lamps… which are kept burning all day and night.” Accounts from the sixteenth century have also been observed and have substantiated the claims of the previous travellers and witnesses.

Further, the first specific mention of Diwali as a “festival of lights” is from the 3rd century BC. The Mahabharata and Sutradhara describe Deepavali as a “festival celebrated on full moon day, when people decorate their homes with flowers.”

It is also well known that the Mughal Emperor Akbar began celebrating Deepawali in Agra. Aurangzeb was an ardent Hindu, but banned it for ten years for political reasons – one being that he disliked his brother Dara who practiced it regularly.

William Jones, whilst studying Sanskrit in Kolkota, wrote about Deepawali in The Asiatic Researches in 1788 AD. His work was published by Sir W Hunter Vol 6 : “During this festival…one of the most striking subjects which present themselves are the illuminations made by vast quantities of lamps hung in rows, that illuminate streets at night in time for display.”

To celebrate Diwali in style, we bring to you some fun and festive messages that you can share with your friends and family to color their day.

May Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi bless you with wealth, health, prosperity and good health this Diwali. Let us all combine our wishes of well wishes on this auspicious day of Diwali!

Wishing you and your family an abundance of love, luck, light, and riches this Diwali season. May the Gods ever guide you to greater and better things always! Happy Diwali to you and your family!

Burn away your worries with crackers and light up your life with diyas and candles! Wishing you happiness, prosperity and good fortune this Diwali. Happy Diwali 2021!

May the festive cheer inspire the spirit of contentment that Diwali embodies for you and your loved ones. Best wishes on Diwali!

Wishing you a beautiful Diwali! May the festival of lights be filled with fun, frolic, love and joy with friends and family.

Let the light of the festive season brighten up your world with joy and good cheer as you bask in the beauty of this holiday. Wishing you a very happy Diwali!

Let this festival of lights be full of fun, frolic, love and joy for you and your family and friends. Wishing you the very best always in the new year!

Let this festival of lights be full of fun, joy, love and celebration for you and your near and dear ones! Wishing you a day of magic filled with light, cheer, love and happiness with hope that the new year brings the promise of good fortune in all that you do.

May the Festival of Lights be full of fun, frolic, love and joy for you and your family. Happy Diwali 2021

May this festival of lights be as bright as the reflections upon your loved ones’ faces as they see these beautiful lights dancing in unison with each other. Choicest greetings of Diwali to you!

May this festival of lights be full of surprises, all your wishes coming true and happy memories for you. Happy Diwali to you!