|Fig: View from Nahargarh fort, Jaipur
Diwali the “festival of lights” is the most prestigious festival in INDIA. It is a festival of 5 days which are as:
• Dhanteras (5 November 2018)
• Choti Diwali or Roop chauds (6 November 2018)
• Diwali (7 November 2018)
• Govardhan Pooja (8 November 2018)
• Bhaidhuj (9 November 2018)
On these 5 days countless earthen diyas and candles are lighted up. The sky is full of firecrackers which makes it very beautiful. All the houses and shops are decorated with beautiful lights and flowers on these 5 days.
The main market i.e. Chandpole market and Jhotwara market are beautifully decorated with colorful lights or you can say are decorated like a bride.
|Fig: Birla Mandir Temple, Jaipur
|Fig: Albert Hall museum, Jaipur
It is also the reason of visiting Jaipur at the time of Diwali.
History of Diwali
Diwali is celebrated in all over India so there are various reason of celebrating the Diwali. Some of them are:
- Some people believe that it is the birth-date of goddess Lakshmi, (the goddess of wealth).
- Others say that it is the marriage date of goddess Lakshmi with god Vishnu.
- Most people believes that it is the returning date of lord Rama after spending 14 years in the jungle. On this returning date, the people of “ayodhya” lighted up earthen diyas on the path of returning to the palace of lord Rama, which can be the reason behind lighting the diya’s and candle’s.
The festival is celebrated by everyone regardless of religion. It is celebrated as the symbol of victory of good over bad, victory over defeat, light over darkness.
Decoration at Chandpole bazaar of Jaipur
On this prestigious festival of Diwali whole marketplace is decorated like a bride. The house and shops are lit up by sparkling lights, making the city a shimmering kaleidoscope of colors. The sky is observed with blinding fireworks and the markets serve traditional delicacies which leave people, licking their fingers.
The lighting starts from two to three days before the dhanteras and lasts for a day after bhaidhuj.
More Images of Jaipur at the day of diwali
Image Credits: Beautifuljaipur.com