Diwali is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals and is celebrated on the day of Amavasya or the new moon. Considered the feast that brings happiness and light, it is observed on the 15th day of the waning moon or Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 4, 2021.
Diwali 2021: the importance
On this day, Hindu devotees worship Maa Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Worshiping Maa Lakshmi on Diwali is believed to bring prosperity and happiness to the home. Many believe that the devotees who worship Maa Lakshmi on this day never run out of money.
Why is Diwali celebrated?
Diwali, which is known as the festival of lights, is derived from the Sanskrit “Dipavali”, which means “row of lights”. On this day, people light clay lamps and eat delicious meals. Diyas, candles and lamps are placed all around the house, to âlight upâ the path to knowledge and victory.
Mythologically, it is believed that on this day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, after being in exile for 14 long years, to reclaim his throne and perform his duty. In order to celebrate his return and victory over the demon king Ravana, the city was illuminated with diyas.
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Diwali 2021 gift ideas for friends, family and employees
On Diwali, people often exchange gifts with loved ones. If you’re also looking for ideas, we’ve got you covered.
1- Personalized gift box
This Diwali, you can give your friends, family members and employees a personalized gift basket that will contain everything they love. It can hold diyas, candle holders, small box of chocolates, nuts, handmade cards with Diwali wishes and more.
There are a variety of personalized candy boxes that you can present to your loved ones on this Diwali. You can also gift an instant / ready to eat meal pack and make your foodie friend feel appreciated this holiday season.
3- Decorative objects
Diwali is the time when every Indian cleans and decorates their home with beautiful lights and lamps. This Diwali, you can give a beautiful lamp to your loved ones and brighten up their moods.
4- Gift vouchers
With the Diwali sales going on at several ecommerce sites, you can give a gift certificate to your loved ones and allow them to buy the gift on their own. The gift certificate is a perfect gift if you are looking to give your employees something this Diwali.
5- Silver coin
If your budget is good, you can also gift your loved ones with silver coins. It will be a useful gift for everyone and is considered auspicious during the Diwali period.
6- Basket of dried fruits
If you don’t want to give sweets, give a nice package of dried fruits to your loved ones this Diwali. Anyone can eat dried fruit, and it doesn’t spoil quickly.
7- Kitchen utensils
If you are looking for a perfect gift for someone who loves to cook, you can give them some useful kitchen appliances and items. From placemats to food processors, there are many options available on the market.
8- Sheets and cushion covers
On this Diwali, you can also give a personalized bed sheet and pillow covers to your family members and friends. You can also get any favorite quote written on it. Nowadays, custom bed sheets and pillow covers are easily prepared in the market.
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