Are you wondering why, on Deepawali, we light diyas in our homes and temples? Here's everything you need to know about the significance of lighting earthen lamps ahead of Diwali 2023. The Hindu community views the festival of lights, also known as Diwali or Deepawali, as one of the most auspicious occasions of the year. It is observed with much fanfare and spectacle, with people decking up in new clothes, giving gifts to friends and family, and decorating their homes with lights, diyas, candles, and flowers. Diwali, along with Narak Chaturdashi, is a much-anticipated holiday that people gather to celebrate with their loved ones on this day. In 2023, it falls on November 12, 2023.
The Conceptualization of 13 Diyas:
Hindu custom dictates that thirteen diyas—each with a unique significance or meaning—must be lit during Diwali at various locations. During Diwali and Dhanteras, it is believed that the person who lights thirteen diyas will be blessed with good health and prosperity. Thirteen diyas are lit on Dhanteras in accordance with ancient scriptures and religious texts. These diyas are dedicated to Kuber, the diety of wealth, valuables, and splendor. However, on Choti Diwali, lighting 14 diyas is thought to be auspicious.
Emotions gets a Conduit to Light up your Smiles:
Since these earthen lamps are meant to ward off evil spirits and other negative energies and to represent kindness and purity, lighting diyas is a significant Hindu custom that is regarded as auspicious. The Hindu community holds that lighting diyas on Diwali protects the family from an early death, brings good fortune, and invokes Goddess Lakshmi's blessings for success, wealth, and prosperity. At last, It is thought to represent healing from both financial and health issues, to attract prosperity and positive energy into your life, to protect you from negative energy or battle bad energy, to be good for your health, and to adorn the intersection of your home, which will help attract positive energy into your life.