Diwali or Deepawali, the Festival of Lights is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. The word “Deepawali” refers to rows of diyas, or clay lamps. Diwali is one of the most popular festival in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika, according to the Hindu calender. This festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. The Goddess Lakshmi was Vishnu’s consort and she symbolizes wealth and prosperity. She is also worshiped on Diwali. This festival is celebrated in West Bengal as “Kali Puja” and Kali, Shiva’s consort is worshiped during Diwali. The Diwali festival in southern India often commemorates the conquering of the Asura Naraka, a king of Assam who imprisoned many people. It is believed that Krishna freed the prisoners. Buddhists in India mark anniversary of the Emperor Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism around the time of Diwali. Many people who follow Jainism mark the anniversary of Lord Mahavir attainment of nirvana on October 15, 527 BCE. Mahavira established the central spiritual ideas of Jainism. Many Jains celebrate the Festival of Lights in his honor. Diwali is the biggest festival of India and Rangoli enlightens the festival with different colors besides fire crackers.
The Five Days Celebration of Diwali :
Each day of Diwali has its own tale, legend and myth to tell. The first day of Diwali festival is known as Dhanteras, on which most of the business communities in India begin their financial year. This day is considered highly auspicious for buying gold and silver, either in the form of ornaments or coins. Second day of the festival Naraka Chaturdasi marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. Amavasya, the third day of Deepawali marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the tyrant Bali and banished him to hell. Bali was allowed to return to earth once a year to light millions of lamps to dispel the darkness and ignorance and spread the radiance of love and wisdom. On the third day of Diwali Kartika Shudda Padyami that Bali steps out of hell and rules the earth according to the boon given by Lord Vishnu. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj) and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
After the Lakshmi Puja, people visit their relatives and neighbours to take their blessings and greet each other. On this famous Hindu festival, people get decked up in ravishing heavy outfits. Women wear traditional outfits like lehenga, saree and salwar suits in a stylish way. Men dress up in sherwanis or kurta pyjamas. Jewellery is one special fashion accessories of Diwali.
Dresses on Diwali Festival :
Diwali gives a golden opportunity to buy latest designs of clothes and jewellery to women. It is a fun and never ending shopping of Diwali never completes without buying a new dress and stylish jewellery piece. On Diwali all members in a family love to wear traditional outfits as it is part of the tradition. Three traditional attires you love to wear this Diwali are as:
Sarees are Traditional yet Stylish:
Designer Work sarees are in fashion now a days. Designer work sarees are very popular for this Diwali. These designer sarees are adorned with beautiful work and golden thread embroidery. Zari, Zardosi, mirror, thread, glass and kadai work are popular on traditional sarees and blouses. These sarees give you a completely traditional look and the same time give you a very sensuous feel. Mirror work on Bandhini is one of the most traditional styles of work crafted on sarees. Team up these fashionable sarees with designer choli cut blouses to add fusion to your look.
Lahenga choli or Lahenga sarees are another traditional outfit choice for this festive season. Thread work, zari, and kundans are most popular for Diwali parties. Fabrics like Net and Brocade are used to give a rich look to the attire. Ready made Lehenga sarees are the new hottest trend because of its flattering look and comfort. Vibrant colors like raspberry, wine and blood red are very popular in these designer lehenga sarees.
Anarkali Salwar suits are another popular outfit in demand this Diwali. Anarkali is a long shirt like kameez worn on the upper part of the body well teamed up with a tight churidar and dupatta. They are available in various styles designs and patterns. Designer Anarkali churidars are available with Halter neckline and noodle straps.They are perfect blend of Indian fusion fashion. Pair your Anarkli outfit with traditional jhumkas to add traditional look in your attire on this Diwali.
Jewellery on Diwali :
Jewellery is one special fashion accessory for Indian Women. Sparkle up Dhanteras by flaunting some heavy and bright jewellery. Match your heavy outfits with glittering diamonds and gold. From Dhanteras till Govardhan Puja, be all set to celebrate the festive seasons. Check out the festive season special, jewellery collection as:
Ethnic Necklace Set:
Want to gift something to a bride on Diwali a heavy kundan and ruby gold neck piece with earrings is a best gift
Designer Bracelets will make a perfect gift for the special women in your life.
If you are looking to buy jewellery for a graceful look, pearls are perfect choice. Pearl Jewellery looks elegant and graceful at the same time.
Necklaces and Pendants
Necklaces comes in many different styles to suit different outfits of women. At Festivefeel, we have necklace ranges starting from Indian Designs to Everyday Wear, Bold and Heavy Designs.