Festival of India: Diwali in Jaipur

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Diwali Greetings Especially designed by Vardhaman infotech, Jaipur
Diwali Greetings Especially designed by Vardhaman infotech, Jaipur

Dhan Teras and Diwali dates in 2014

Happy Diwali!

Dhan Teras will be falling on Tuesday, October 21 in the year 2014. Diwali will be on Thursday October 23. .Nirvan Laddu and Govardhan Pooja will be on 24th and Bhai Dooj on October 25.

Diwali is truly Festival of India


Diwali, the festival of light and crackers is celebrated in India with great enthusiasm. Jaipur is renowned for celebrating Diwali festival. Men and women, kids and old, rich and poor, wise and illiterate celebrate this festival in India. Large numbers of tourists, Indian and foreigners visit Jaipur especially to celebrate Diwali festival. Government bodies also encourage celebrating this festival as a means of tourism development.

The word Diwali is derived from Deepavali also spelled as Dipavali where Deep means light and Avali means line or row. People put Deep (Dipak) in rows on the days of Diwali festival. Diwali breaks the barrier of caste and creed. Everybody flows in joy in Diwali days.

Hindu community in India celebrates Diwali festival to commemorate the return of Rama from exile. Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu according to Hindu belief was sent to exile for 14 years by his stepmother Kaikayi. The Ramayana says that he fought there a war against mighty Rakshasa emperor Ravana and won. He came back to his capital Ayodhya on the day of Diwali.

Diwali Pujan in Jaipur

Diwali Pujan  Both Jain and Hindu Gods
Diwali Pujan Both Jain and Hindu Gods
Diwali Pujan Laxmi Devi
Diwali Pujan Laxmi Devi
Diwali Pujan Offerings to Devi Laxmi
Diwali Pujan Offerings to Devi Laxmi

Diwali in other communities


Jain community celebrates Diwali festival of India as Nirvana day of Lord Mahavira. Lord Mahavira attained salvation on Diwali night, according to Jain sacred text Kalpa Sutra. Some Jain families worship Saraswati in place of Laxmi on Diwali.

Diwali, the festival of India is Prakashotsav (Festival of light) for Sikh community. Again Prakash means light and Utsav means festival.

Maharshi Dayanand left the earth for his heavenly abode on this day of Diwali. Hence, Arya Samaj, follower of Dayanand also celebrate this festival in India

Diwali will fall on November 5 this year 2010 and Dhan Teras on 3rd.

Update: Diwali will be celebrated in Jaipur, India and overseas on October 26 this year, 2011. Dhanteras will fall on October 24, 2011, accordingly.

View of Johri Bazar on Diwali

Ganesh Pujan at Johri Bazar Diwali festival
Ganesh Pujan at Johri Bazar Diwali festival
Decorated Jewelry shop On the top
Decorated Jewelry shop On the top
Visitors at Johri Bazar, Jaipur
Visitors at Johri Bazar, Jaipur

Five days festival in Diwali


Festival of Diwali runs for five days starting from Dhan Teras. Next day, they celebrate Roop choudas. Roop means beauty in Sanskrit and other Indian language and choudas is the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight. Hence, Roop choudas is celebrated as a day of beauty. This day is also Narak choudas to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over demon Narakasur.

Kartik Krishna Amavasya, no moon day in the month of Kartik according to Indian calendar is the main day of entire Diwali festival. Hindu people worship Devi Laxmi, goddess of wealth, this day. Jain community celebrates Diwali as Nirvana day of 24thJain Tirthankar Lord Mahavira.jain community go to the temple and offer special Laddu to worship Nirvana of Lord Mahavira. They do it early in the morning.

Veer Samvat, Jain new year starts from the next morning of Diwali. The day is also observed as Govardhan Puja. Govardhan Puja is followed by Bhaiyya dooj (Bhai Duj) in the next day.

Diwali Jaipur: Lighting at Johri Bazar

LMB Hotel, Johri Bazar, Jaipur
LMB Hotel, Johri Bazar, Jaipur
Street lighting on Diwali MSB Ka Rasta, Johri Bazar, Jaipur
Street lighting on Diwali MSB Ka Rasta, Johri Bazar, Jaipur
Lighting outside a shop at Johri Bazar
Lighting outside a shop at Johri Bazar

Diwali in Jaipur


Jaipur celebrates Diwali in its own fashion. Jaipur, the Pink city and capital of Rajasthan, is culturally vibrant city and Diwali puts color to its culture Jaipur celebrates all Indian festivals with great enthusiasm. Diwali of Jaipur is renowned globally. Thousands of foreign tourists visit Jaipur and enjoy Diwali every year. Large numbers of Indian tourists also come to Jaipur to enjoy Diwali.

Thousands of indigenous and foreign tourists accompany Jaipur citizens in Diwali days to enjoy this very festival of India.

Johri Bazar means Jewelry market. This is the main market for shopping on Dhan Teras. Johari Bazar Vyapar Mandal (Traders association of Johari Bazar) decorate this market, especially for entire Diwali festival.

The Huge crowd comes to shop and visit decoration of Johari Bazar. I have shot some beautiful photos of Johri Bazar on Dhan Teras, tonight. I have taken these pictures willfully at late night to avoid the crowd.

Johri Bazar, Jaipur looks like a bride with makeup tonight. It is dazzling with light. I have deliberately kept my camera in day mood to keep photos faded.

Please view and enjoy Diwali of Jaipur. I have posted photos of Diwali in Jaipur. You can enjoy Diwali in Jaipur. It will include photos, videos, and text about Diwali celebrated with crackers, dazzling lights, decorated shops and houses, streets and roads and people of Jaipur in traditional Indian dresses.

There are other hubs in Festival of India series. Links below comment section. Please visit those.

Sweet and Supari shops in Diwali

Sweet shop in Diwali mood
Sweet shop in Diwali mood
Gatekeeper in traditional Rajasthani dress
Gatekeeper in traditional Rajasthani dress
Supari Shop in a street
Supari Shop in a street

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Johri Bazar, Jaipur on Diwali night 2009

Comments 12 comments

jannat nain 5 years ago

thanx fr sharing this sir


sanskriti sharma 5 years ago

too nice being indian feeling so proud


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Dl Page 5 years ago from SC---for now

Thank you Mr J,for sharing this awesome knowledge! The pictures are so amazing.I'm looking forward to sharing this with my Grand-kids & family! We incorporate many Cultures,traditions,into our own. India/Hindu is part of it!

I have been studying Hindu,Reading a fun & informative book:The complete Idiots guide to Hinduism.I wanted to break into it slowly! I'm a double Capricorn and enjoyed seeing how the offerings are done...


Marife Malijan 6 years ago

Thanks for posting all about the activity and other related events in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. I have a very close friend from Jaipur and im happy to see those beautiful and colorful pictures. Keep it up!


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Prasad Jain,

Thanks for your comment. It is similar in most part of northern India but Diwali of Jaipur is something special.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur

The hub gives a good introduction to the most enjoyed Indian festival. Perhaps the celebration is similar in other north indian cities also. In south, though the story is almost same, some rituals differ.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi vrajbala,

Thanks for your comments. have you seen video?

Jyoti Kothari


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vrajavala 7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

wonderful pictures. Hare Krsna.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi HP,

Thanks for your comment and support. Jaipur exhibits lighting in Diwali in full swing.

We are preparing videos to show dynamic view of Jaipur on the eve of Diwali.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

Hi Kotheri’

The hub is full of fascinating light exhibition. I shared the joy of Jaipur looking to the hub along with the practical lookers. Thanks for sharing.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Lgali,

Thanks for your comment and compliment. India has a very rich culture and tradition. I will be keep posting about Indian culture and festivals.

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice info good to know about cultures

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