We have provided short paragraphs on Diwali festival in order to help students as they generally get assigned to write some paragraphs in the classroom. All the paragraphs are written using very simple words under various words limits according to the need and requirement of the students. Paragraph writing competition is generally organized by the class teacher anytime in order to check student’s skill and knowledge about the subject.
Short and Long Paragraphs on Diwali in English
We have provided below short and long paragraphs on Diwali for your knowledge and information.
After reading these Diwali paragraphs you will know everything about the Festival of Diwali and will be able to answer the questions like – when and why is Diwali celebrated; how is Diwali celebrated; significance of Diwali; how to celebrate a safe and eco friendly Diwali; how people of different community celebrate Diwali etc.
These paragraphs will be extremely useful for you while taking part in debate, essay writing or speech giving competition on Diwali.
Diwali Paragraph 1
Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrated every year as a festival of lights. It is very significant festival for the people of Hindu religion. Everyone becomes very happy on the occurrence of this festival and celebrates with lots of preparations. Diwali is a five days long festival begins from Dhanteras and ends at Bhai dooj. It falls every year on fifteenth day of the Kartik month.
People start cleaning their houses few days before the main date of Diwali such as white washing, dusting, painting, etc. Houses get decorated using real or artificial flowers and other decorative materials. Everywhere looks very dazzling because of the lighting small earthen lamps and electric bulbs. It is considered that Goddess Lakshmi makes a visit to each houses in the night of Diwali that’s why everyone lights their houses to welcome the Goddess. In return, Goddess gives her blessings to her devotees for healthy and prosperous life. At this day, everyone performs puja of Goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesha and then distributes gifts and sweets to their friends, neighbors and relatives.
Diwali Paragraph 2
Diwali is one of the most favorite festival of everyone. It is a most enjoyable, sacred and loveliest festival in the Hindu religion. It is celebrated every year all through the country as well as abroad (by the Indian people) with great joy and enthusiasm. Everyone (especially kids) waits for this festival with much keen. This festival is celebrated from the ancient time to mark the happy return of lord Rama with his wife and brother to his Kingdom (Ayodhya) after long fourteen years of exile.
It is a five days long festival of lights and festivities, falls every year twenty days after Dussehra. It make us feel the advent of winter season. It brings lots of charms and delight in our life. Diwali is also known as Deepawali because we make a row or collection of many lamps out the home. People start festival preparations few days before the main date such as cleaning of houses, white washing of buildings, decorations, buy toys, gifts, flowers and other necessary things for festival. At this day people become very happy and distribute gifts to each other.
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Diwali is an important festival for the people of Hindu religion. Everyone waits for this festival with eager in order to get lots of fun and pleasure while lighting candles and clay diyas in the night. We should be conscious of celebrating this festival without any harm to the public as well as environment. We should know that the crackers we burn on diwali is very disadvantageous to the health of people and environment. High pitch sound making crackers are enough to disturb human mind and balance of atmosphere. Some fire-rockets go very high in the sky which create the fear of fire if used in the residential colonies.
So, we should celebrate safe and happy diwali without crackers and other harmful materials in order to keep ourselves healthy and natural cycle in balance. It is the festival of lights and cleanliness, not the festival of firecrackers. It is the festival to worship Goddess Laxmi, not the festival to make anyone sorrow through the fire-rockets.
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Diwali is everyone’s favorite festival. It is well known as the festival of lights and celebrated in all the parts of our country. It is also celebrated in the abroad by the Indian people with great enthusiasm. Few days before the festival, people start cleaning, whitewashing and decorating their houses and shops. In the night of Diwali, people lit lots of clay lamps or candles all around the houses and offices. Everywhere (villages, towns and cities) looks dazzling because of earthen lamps, candles and electric bulbs. Kids of the houses becomes very happy by wearing new clothes and distributing gifts among their friends, neighbors and relatives. In the night, all the family members worship (of Goddess Laxmi and God Ganesha) together and take blessings of the elders of the family.
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Diwali festival is celebrated every year in the honor of Goddess Lakshmi. There are various myths for celebrating this festival. Diwali is celebrated by the Hindu people with honor and devotion. Variety of sweet dishes and other delicious dishes are prepared in the houses. In the evening at 6 pm we decorate our houses with candles, earthen lamps, electric bulbs, flowers to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi. Everyone gets prepared in the night after 8 pm for the worship of Goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesha. We pray to the Goddess by offering flowers, sweet and agarbati to get blessings for prosperous and happy life. All the family members, friends and relatives get together at one place to add more joy to this festival.
Diwali night becomes full of crackers, noise and smoke however it is not safe for our health and natural environment. It creates toxic substances which gets intermingled into the fresh air and make environment polluted. We should take a pledge this Diwali to celebrate our further Diwali festival in safe and secure manner.
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Diwali festival is popularly known as Deepavali in some parts of the country. It is also a festival of cleanliness and lights because we do cleanliness some days before the festival date and lit lamps in huge number in the night of Diwali. We get very excited for new dresses and delicious foods on this festival. There are various historical significance of celebrating this festival such as birth of Goddess Lakshmi from the churning ocean, returning of Lord Rama to his kingdom after axile, achievement of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira, victory of goodness over evil demon Narakasura, homecoming of Pandavas after exile, Marwari New Year, and other stories.
It is a five days long festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and lots of preparations. We take blessings from the elder family members by touching their feet as it is our culture and tradition. We enjoy a lot in the night after worship as we burst crackers and fireworks and eat sweets and delicious dinner. At this occasion, many people start their business and new work.
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Diwali is the festival of lights falls every year in the month of October or November. And, according to the Hindu calendar, it falls in the month of Ashwin. Diwali is also known as Deepawali in some regions of the country because we lit row of diyas or candle in the night of festival. People decorate their house, office, and street with the earthen lamps, diyas or electric lights on the day of Diwali. It is a five days long festival start from Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiduj. There becomes huge rush in the market from few weeks before the main date of festival because people start buying clothes, jewellery, silver or gold coins, decorative things, electric bulbs, firecrackers, things related to food items, idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi, etc.
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Diwali is a most popular festival in India, celebrated every year by the people of Hindu religion with great enthusiasm. The significance of celebrating this festival is to celebrate the returning of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile as well as birth of Goddess Lakshmi from the churning ocean. We worship goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesha to get prosperous and wealthy life and wisdom.
On the night of Diwali, we lit diays for whole night to welcome the goddess and get blessings for whole year. All the family members get together at one place, do worship and pray to goddess. We clean, white wash and decorate our house to make it more beautiful and dazzling. In the night after puja, we get involved in lighting the lamps and fire crackers. Whole environment becomes full of high pitch noise and smokes of the firecrackers.
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Diwali is a festival of lights, cleaning, worship, and gathering of family members and relatives. We share gifts and meet each other on the day of diwali. At this day, on one keeps bad feelings to anyone and meet everyone. This festival has many religious and mythological significance behind celebrating it. It falls every year in the month of October or early November and indicates the start of winter season. It is celebrated by the Hindu people all over India and abroad.
It marks the victory of goodness over badness means victory of good power over evil power. We greet each other a very happy diwali with gift packs and sweets. It is also celebrated by the people of Jain religion because on the same day, Mahavira had achieved moksha or nirvana in the 527 BCE. Arya Samajists celebrate Diwali as a Death Anniversary of the Swami Dayanand Saraswati. This festival keeps everyone close that’s why called as festival of love, brotherhood and friendship.
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Diwali is a Hindu festival, popularly known as festival of lights. It is celebrated to symbolize the victory of goodness over evil power. It is the day when Lord Ram returned to his kingdom after many years of exile. In the happiness of his returning, the people of Ayodhya lighted the lamps everywhere. We buy new clothes, gifts and sweets to distribute among our neighbors, relatives, friends and family members. We also distribute gifts and sweets among poor people of the colony. Our parents buy fire crackers for us which we enjoy in the night after puja.
On the day of diwali Marwari people celebrate their new year however, a day after the Diwali Gujrati people celebrate their new year. I enjoy whole day of Diwali with my friends by playing the harmonium and other music instruments. In the late evening after puja, we take blessings from the elder family members by touching their feet.
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Diwali festival is very important festival for the people of Hindu religion. It is the most favorite occasion being celebrated from the ancient time for many reasons. It is celebrated by the Jain people as Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana. It is a special day for the people of Arya Samaj as Maharshi Dayananda achieved his nirvana. It is also a special day for the Gujrati and Marwari people as they celebrate their new year. Sikh people celebrate Diwali as their Red-Letter when they get together and get blessings of their Gurus. The Golden Temple of Amritsar was also established on the day of Diwali in 1577.
Diwali festival has its own religious, cultural, and spiritual significance for Hindus. It brings people close to each other by removing all the problems between them. We honestly follow the culture of touching feet of elders in the family and get blessings for bright future.
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Diwali or Deepawali is a festival when we lit lots of earthen lamps or electric bulbs. It is generally celebrated to commemorate the returning of Lord Rama to his kingdom after defeating the demon king Ravan. However, there are some other legends behind celebrating this festival. Diwali festival celebration gives us message of victory of good over evil. We decorate our whole house, town, village and city with the clay diyas, electric bulbs, flowers and other decorative things to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi.
Diwali is a five days long festival, each day named as Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdashi (or Chhoti Diwali), Lakshmi Puja (or Main Diwali), Bali Pratipada (or Govardhan Puja), and Yama Dwitiya (or Bhaiduj). There is a tradition of buying new things on the day of Dhanteras and distributing gifts and sweets on the day of Diwali. We really enjoy this festival every year and eagerly wait for next year.
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When and Why Diwali is Celebrated?
Diwali is a Hindu festival of India celebrated on the darkest night (Amavasya) of the lunar month Kartik (According to the Hindu calendar); which usually falls in the ending October or the starting November month according to the Gregorian calendar.
Diwali or Deepawali (Sanskrit :meaning a row of deepa or lighted earthen pots) is celebrated symbolic of the victorious return of Lord Rama to his homeland Ayodhya; after an exile that lasted for 14 years and resulted in a victory of Rama over Ravana in a fierce battle fought in Lanka.
It took Rama 20 days after killing Ravana (celebrated as Dussehra) to reach Ayodhya along with Sita and Lakshman; traversing a distance of nearly 3000 kilometers.
Rama’s younger brother Bharata had also vowed to end his life if Rama didn’t return from exile. The return of Rama; therefore, brought tremendous joy for the people of Ayodhya which they celebrated welcoming him by lighting up the whole Ayodhya with earthen pots (diyas) along his path. It is this victorious return of Rama that Hindus celebrate on Kartik Amavasya each year.
In India Diwali is celebrated as a five day festival; beginning with Dhanteras, followed by Narak Chaturdashi (Choti Diwali), Lakshmi Pooja (Main Diwali), Govardhan Pooja and Bhaiduj. Each day of Diwali celebration has religious significance and a mythological story associated with it.
Pollution on Diwali
Though Deepawali is meant to be a festival of lights; unfortunately, today it has also turned into an environmental and as well as a social concern. The incessant production, sale and use of fire crackers during the festival are at the apex of the problem.
Sadly, today the noise has dominated the true essence of the festival of lights, leaving behind smoke and pollution; not to mention the fire accidents and potential injury that the crackers could cause. The burst of a cracker releases harmful gases like Oxides and Di-Oxides of Sulphur and Nitrogen apart from causing noise pollution.
So thick had been the smoke after Diwali celebration in Delhi NCR region that the Supreme Court had to intervene and temporarily ban the sale and use of crackers in NCR with effect from 9th October 2016, which has been extended further till this year.
The Indian Firecracker Industry
We celebrate Diwali by bursting crackers, rejoicing in the different sounds and lights they emit; either totally unaware of the repercussion or acting insane. But the truth is always not pleasing, and the truth is that the Indian firecracker industry employs thousands of young children illegally; working in pathetic, dangerous and life threatening conditions which could hardly be imagined sitting inside our cozy homes.
The least we can do to help those under privileged children is to say No to crackers! When the demand dies the supply and production will die automatically; ending to the misery of such children. Take a pledge this Diwali not only to celebrate but also to make a difference-‘Change your thought and save lives.’
Firecrackers are Harmful
If you think rationally it will not take long to conclude that firecrackers are a nuisance. Apart from causing environmental pollution they also pose a serious threat to health and property. Bursting of crackers or burning different types of lightning sticks releases harmful gases like Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide; which could cause serious respiratory problems like asthma and other lung diseases. Not to say the harm it does to people already suffering from such diseases.
Firecrackers are a menace for the animals too. Animals are very sensitive to the variations in sound and are disturbed by loud sudden burst; often resulting in behavioral changes. There had been documented incidents of birds leaving their abode in night, scared from the light and sound; and eventually dying on colliding with buildings, trees and other objects.
Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Diwali
Diwali is a festival of joy, its foundation could not be based on the suffering and sorrow of others and harm to the environment. This Diwali take a pledge to not buy or use crackers, avoid using decorative lights, plastic decorative items, artificial colorants and plastic gift wrappers.
Also avoid using conventional greeting cards for the occasion; rather go green by sending E-Greetings or generating a Facebook post.
Enlighten your house with earthen pots, diyas and use natural fresh flowers for decoration. Remember that it is a festival of light not sound! It symbolizes the return of a much loved King to his kingdom and it is not right way to welcome king with noise and pollution.