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Diwali festival brings with it endless bestow of gifts and sweets which actually multiplies its charisma. Even the humblest of huts will be lighted by a row of earthen lamps. Diwali festival allows people to understand their true inner self. It is the spirit that awakens those who celebrate it and brings peace and prosperity to homes and surroundings. Crackers resound and light up the earth and the sky. When is Diwali? Diwali is the abbreviation of the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali', which means 鈥楻 ows of Light 鈥? The Diwali festival is celebrated at the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the winter season. According to Hindu calendar, it falls every year on Ammavassa in the month of Kartik (A month in the Hindu festival calendar). Diwali is the five day festival that begins on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin and ends on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartik. The season at this time is pleasant. This year Diwali is on 5th of November 2010. Diwali History: Diwali is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. There are many historical reasons behind celebrating Diwali festival in India. Diwali has strong roots with our Indian mythology. North India Diwali history is to commemorate the returning of, Lord Shri Rama, his wife Sita and his loyal brother Laxman to Ayodhya after 14 long years of exile. Lord Rama returned after defeating demon king Ravana who abducted Sita. In the Western India Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped and in the Southern India, people rejoice at the defeat of the demon Narakasur by Lord Krishna. The Bengalis Diwali history to celebrate this day is to worship Goddess Durga who successfully vanquished the demon Mahisusara on the very same day thereby saving people a lot of grief. For Farmers Diwali is a festival marking the end of one Harvest and the beginning of another and is a festival heralding the beginning of a New Year. Diwali Festival: Diwali festival of Lights symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. Preparations for Diwali festival start months before the festival. People celebrate Diwali festival in many ways. Those staying away from their homes make plans for a visit home as everybody wishes to celebrate Diwali festival with loved ones. Some light their houses with traditional diyas, candles and perform Lakshmi-Ganesha puja in evening for seeking divine blessings. Lights and diyas are lit to signify the driving away of darkness and ignorance, as well as the awakening of the light within ourselves. Diwali festival is a time for family gatherings, food, celebrations, exchange of gifts and Pooja. This Diwali 2010 forget elaborate shopping which bother you months before Diwali festival as this Diwali, Infibeam is there to help you and guide you for the best Diwali gifts items and decorative for home. Surprise your friends and close ones this Diwali 2010 by amazing Diwali gifts items and traditional gifts only available at Infibeam at a very reasonable prices. And this Diwali 2010 plan something different from previous year. With Infibeam People can send gifts to their near and dear ones. Infibeam.com is celebrating Diwali festival by offering various Diwali Gifts with wide collection of products at discounted prices that focuses on selling latest Books, eBooks, Mobiles, Cameras, iPods, Laptops, Diwali Gifts, Diwali Pooja Thalis, Diwali Sweets, Diwali Coins & Diwali Diyas at guaranteed lowest price.
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