The religious significance of Diwali varies regionally within India. The festival is associated with a diversity of deities, traditions, and symbolism. According to Pintchman, the start of the 5-day Diwali festival is stated in some popular contemporary sources as the day Goddess Lakshmi was born from Samudra manthanthe churning of the cosmic ocean of milk by the Devas gods and the Asuras demons — a Vedic legend that is also found in several Puranas such as the Padma Puranawhile the night of Diwali is when Lakshmi chose and wed Vishnu. Diwali Jainism Jeffrey Long, a scholar of Jain and Hindu studies, states that in Jain tradition, Diwali is celebrated in observance of "Mahavira Nirvana Divas", the physical death and final nirvana of Mahavira.
Classroom activities Diwali celebrations Key Stages 1 and 2 Discuss the stories behind Diwali and encourage pupils to talk or write about the characters involved. The Diwali writing activities and Diwali videos may help support this activity.
In groups, pupils could re-write the story of Rama and Sita as a script and act it out, or make puppets and perform it as a puppet show. Create paintings of firework celebrations. Make Diwali and new year greeting cards and to construct traditional geometric rangoli patterns.
Explore Indian cultural traditions, clothes and cooking. The pictures of children's Diwali clothing may help support this activity. Beliefs and festivals Key Stage 3 Build a calendar of religious dates and investigate the beliefs behind these festivals through research and creative writing, such as a letter to a friend describing the experience of celebrating a key festival.
The Diwali letter writing frame could be used to support this activity. Videos The Diwali Festival and its significance Diwali and new beginnings.Diwali, which takes place in October or November, is a festival of lights dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
Also important is Shivaratri, a day—normally in February—that is devoted to the worship of Shiva. Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).
One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance".
Rangoli designs: Rangoli is a very popular folk art that has several religious connotations across the expanse of India.
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Diwali is one such occasion when families across the country deck up their homes with various rangoli designs.
Here are 10 to start you off.
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