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Top Diwali Melas To Visit in Delhi

Monika Chauhan


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Diwali Melas You Can’t Miss 

Adding to the festive shine, Diwali Melas certainly make for the most exciting part of Diwali celebrations. Each of these fairs is a medley of crafts from across the country, with a number of products on offer.  Some of these Melas also host cultural performances in the evenings, making them all-things exciting for one and all.

If you were to put together the world’s major religious festivals, we bet you still won’t get anywhere near the number of festivals Indians celebrate in a year. Each and every festival hold s a special place in our hearts. They let us feel the warmth and enclosing presence of our elders like our entire culture is there with us. With the brightest festival of Diwali around the corner, Delhi gets set for the festive rush with lights, colors, sweets, ethnic wear, decorations, brighter homes and of course, lots of happiness. Yes, it’s time for the city to host some of the best Diwali fairs in the country. Organizers vie with each other to host the best Diwali Mela in the city.

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Festive Days of Diwali

Diwali is also known as ‘Deepavali’, which refers to a row of diyas/lights. The five-day-long festival is not only celebrated all over the country but by Indian diaspora across the globe. Let’s talk about the festival of lights in detail, the significance of each of these days and the stories behind them.


Candles & Diyas  


Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali festival, falls on October 25 this year. Also called Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi, the festival is dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari. This is an auspicious day to buy utensils, silver coins, gold and vehicle. People also seek blessings of happiness and prosperity from Lord Kuber, the idol of wealth and money.

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Dhanteras Shopping

Naraka Chaturdasi or Choti Diwali

The second day of Diwali is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdasi or Choti Diwali or Kali Chaudas. It falls on October 26 this year. Legend has it that demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Shri Krishna on this day (rescuing a total of 16,000 captive princesses). As a traditional practice, devotees get up before sunrise,

take a holy bath and wear new clothes to celebrate the day with friends and relatives. They also visit each other’s homes to exchange gifts and sweets.

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Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja or the third day of Diwali is the most important one among the five days. It falls on October 27 this year. The auspicious day is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of fortune and prosperity.  She is worshipped along with Lord Ganesha, the God of auspicious beginnings, on the eve of Diwali.

People light diyas and candles in each and every corner of their house to let it be blessed by Goddess Lakshmi.It is certainly a belief that worshipping Lakshmi will bring peace and prosperity.

It is also believed that Lord Rama rescued his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana on this day. After the end of the epic battle where Rama defeated Ravana, the former headed northwards towards his home in Ayodhya. When he returned to his Kingdom, people had lit up his path with diyas so he could return in the dark. Hence, the day commemorates the triumph of good over the devil.

Ganesh Lakshmi Idols

Rangoli Designs

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The beauty of Diwali comes from the warm glow of lights prettifying homes and shops everywhere in the neighbourhood. The festival also gives an opportunity to create beautiful Rangoli patterns.

It’s time to delve a bit deeper into your childhood days to uncover some beautiful memories. Remember spending the festive evening together with your cousins, parents as well as grandparents in the best of your clothes and moods of course! Well, I had a great time indeed creating a colourful rangoli pattern.

Taking a pinch of colour between my fingers and trying my best to make a replica of the design next to my brother’s. Though my borders were never perfect and the lines shaky, I was really proud of my Rangoli after getting praises from everyone around. I am sure you will be happy to plunge into your beautiful childhood memories by adorning the entrances of your home with the elegant Rangoli designs.

Govardhan Puja

The fourth day or the day of Govardhan Puja is also celebrated with great pomp and show in the northern States of India. According to a popular legend, Lord Krishna lifted the hill called Govardhan Mountain to shelter villagers from the vindictive Indra. It is a traditional practice to make a small mound, usually of cow dung, and worship it.

Gujarati New Year

In India’s westernmost state Gujarat, the festival marks the beginning of the new fiscal year. Celebrated on the next day of Diwali, Bestu Varas or  Gujarati New Year is equivalent to sudekam of the Kartik month. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Kartik is the first month of the year and Bestu Varas coincides with the first bright day of Kartik.

On this auspicious day, people in Gujarat beautify their homes with the use of flowers and lights. They also dress up in the best of their traditional attires and visit temples to offer prayers to Gods and Goddesses. A day of great rejoicing filled with the essence of Gujarati culture, the festival includes splendid fireworks too. Moreover, it is a common practice for Gujjus to close their old account books and open new ones on this day.

Moreover, women prepare an array of delicious sweets and farsans to be distributed among friends and family. Delicacies like Khambat’s suterfeni, Surat’s ghari, kajukatri, sohan papdi, ghugra and kansaar, among others add immense sweetness to the festive fervor.

Bhai Dooj

In conclusion, the fifth and last day of the festivities is celebrated as Bhai Dooj. It falls on October 29 this year. The festival is equivalent to that of the popular Raksha Bandhan festival. Brothers visit their sisters’ homes on this day for the ‘Tilak’ or ‘Tika’ ceremony. Prepared with rice and vermilion, the Tilak is first applied on brothers’ forehead followed by aarti. Sisters also lovingly prepare sweets for their brothers, wishing them a happy and healthy life.



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