Diwali is celebrated each year with all the more
buoyancy and cheerfulness than the last year. Every New Year of Diwali
gets to see all the more firecrackers, sweets, Diwali gifts and
illumination of Diwali lights. The festival of lights has been called so
for the simple reason of the usage of hundreds and thousands of the
Diwali lights on the Deepavali eve, which convert the moonless dark
night of amavasya into a lighted night with hundreds of lights being put
up at every corner.People believe that if their houses would be properly
lit with many Diwali lights on the eve of diwali puja then Goddess
Lakshmi would definitely pay a visit to their home and will fill their
home with wealth and prosperity.
Well this is not the only reason for the lighting up of so many Diwali
lights. Another popular legend associated with the Diwali lights is of
the celebrations, which took place in ayodhya in order to commemorate
the coming back of Lord Ram along with his wife Sita, and younger
brother Lakshman. The people of Ayodhya were so happy on the comeback of
Lord Ram that they lit up many lights in order to show off their
happiness. Since then the Diwali lights came to be used for celebrating
Diwali lights include candles, lamps and diyas. At the time of Diwali,
the sale of all these things increases up to two fold. Earlier people
believed in making use of only earthen oil lamps, as they did not have
many options at that time. But now as the times have changed so have the
use of earthen oil lamps for lighting purpose.
Nowadays people make use of candles, which come in different colors,
shapes, sizes and styles. Then nowadays in the market you get to see
electric lights also and even colored electric lamps. You can also find
many different varieties of earthen lamps like the handi lamps, which
are basically the earthen lamps shaped as handis or bowls.
There are many options available with the candles also. Like you can
get regular rod-shaped candles, which are available in small, medium and
large sizes. In addition you can also find designer candles, like the
flower-shaped or heart-shaped candles. Besides you can also get scented
candles or the glass gel candles that can burn for days together.