Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Its the festival of lights deep means light or a row of lights thats marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. Many see Diwali honouring the return of the god Rama his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of fourteen years as told in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayan. In joyous celebration of the return of their king the people of Ayodhyawhich is the Capital of Rama illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas and burst crackers.Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil and it is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our homes and hearts that this simple truth finds new reason and hope. The festival formally begins two days before the night of Diwali, and ends two days thereafter. Each day has the following rituals and significance. Dhanteras starts off the five day festival. Starting days before and through Dhanteras, houses and business premises are cleaned, renovated and decorated. Women and children decorate entrances with Rangoli – creative colourful floor designs both inside and in the walkways of their homes or offices. Boys and men get busy with external lighting arrangements and completing all renovation work in progress. For some, the day celebrates the churning of cosmic ocean of milk between the forces of good and forces of evil; this day marks the birthday of Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, and the birthday of Dhanvantari – the God of Health and Healing. On the night of Dhanteras, diyas lamps are ritually kept burning all through the nights in honor of Lakshmi and Dhanvantari.
Goddess Gayatri is also a form of Shakti and one of the divine mother of Hindus. She is also considered as the Veda Mata. Gayatri Mata as referred is seen to combine all the phenomenal attributes of Brahman.The Goddess sits on a lotus flower and appears with five heads and five pairs of hands. The five heads signifies Mukta, Vidruma, Hema, Neela and Dhavala.Read More!
Lord Hanuman is known as God Anjaneya because his mother name was Anjani and is a hindu God devotee of Lord Rama. He is called as Maruti, Pawan Putra, Anjaneya, BajrangBali, Hanuman and Mahaveer. He is a God of Strength and fearlessness as he brought the whole Cliff in search of Sanjeevani Booti for Lakshman brother of Lord Rama. He is always seen with Lord Ram kneeling and is said to be a part of Ram Darbar including Lord Ram, his wife Sita, Brother Lakshman and Lord Hanuman. When he was a child, he got a curse from a sage for foregetting all his powers because he was trying to eat the Sun thinking of it as a Mango. God Pawan got angry and took the air back from the earth leaving it difficult for the living beings to breathe. A bunch of Gods came and blessed Hanuman with their powers making him invincible.Read More!
God Balaji is the ruling deity of Tirupathi hills in Andhra Pradesh. Millions of devotees throng to Tirupathi hills to catch a glimpse of lord of wealth, Balaji .The lord is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is believed to help his devotees in the Kaliyug.Bring success and prosperity to your life by downloading God balaji images and wallpaper of your choice.Read More!