Heart jumps with joy and celebration will reach growth whenever Diwali is time. After all, this is perhaps the most famous festival celebrated almost all over the country. Most of the times, Diwali is believed to recall Lord Rama’s return to his home after 14 years of exile. There are other legends that are also associated with Diwali. For example, in Karnataka, the celebration of Lord Viṣṇu’s victory over King Bali is a celebration. Whether it is faith, the spirit of joy and joy has one and all. Here’s a look at Diwali’s different tastes across the country.
1. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi makes a spectacular look with all his ghats coming alive with thousands of glimpses of diyas. In fact, on Diwali night, Varanasi literally redefines the epithet, “the City of Light” with its elaborate decorations and stunning fireworks. The light of countless candles and diyas floating on the Ganges creates an unforgettable sight. Make sure you don’t miss the special Ganga Aarti. However, the most remarkable highlight is the look at the millions of fireworks that will be crazy over the Ganges.
2. Kolkata, West Bengal
Kolkata celebrates Diwali in its own signature style and seems to personalize the term “city of joy”. Kali Puja or Shyama Puja takes place at midnight and the deity is offered lamb or buffalo calf for sacrifice. The day before Puja, thousands of diyas, small bulbs and small candles are used to illuminate the entire city. At night, Diwali, blinding overwhelming fireworks, illuminates the night sky and complements the brilliantly shining city below.
3. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Want to experience the local version of Las Vegas ‘The Strip’? Visit Pink City during Diwali. In fact, “Johari Bazaar” is kindly called the “Strip” when Diwali is around. This is because, as the Las Vegas Strip, this place also dazzles spectators with spectacular decorations. In fact, it’s not just “Johari Bazaar”. All markets in Jaipur are renowned for their Diwali decorations, and each year they receive the most award-winning market prize. This time it is also ideal for buying souvenirs and you can choose from almost 2000 kinds of clay lamps in the form of animals, birds and deities.
4. Amritsar, Punjab
Surprised? Amritsar’s Golden Temple somehow overcomes its magnificence at Diwali. This legendary gilded temple is well lit and diyas reflects its luster in the holy Sarovar in the temple. Diwali has a special meaning among Sikhs when the opportunity marks the release of Guru Hargobind Singh, the sixth Sikh guru from prison. In fact, the foundation of the Golden Temple on Diwali was founded. A special display of fireworks makes things much fuller. Also, be sure that the festivities are not limited to the Golden Temple.
Do you think we will skip Saddi Dilli (our Delhi)? In any case. Almost every market place and business facility is decorated with a great touch and hordes of happy people who treat food and gifts. With dozens of Diwali melas and every place trying to overcome others, it’s really hard to determine the best celebrations. However, a few “don’t forget” sites include Akshar Pratishthan Mela at the Swiss Embassy and Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela.