It is almost that time of the year when you will be busy buying diyas, firecrackers and sweets. Yes, you got that right! We are talking about the 5 days of Diwali. Diwali is not a one day affair. It is celebrated across India as a festival spanning over 5 days. Each day has its own significance. Let’s take a look:
- Dhan Teras – Day 1
- Chhoti Diwali (otherwise known as Kali Chaudas) – Day 2
- Diwali evening – Day 3
- Bestu Baras (Hindu New Year) – Day 4 and
- Last but not the least, Bhai Dooj – Day 5
With that being said, have you planned your wardrobe according to the mood and theme of each festive day? If not, then read through the following sections carefully!
Dhanteras – Day 1
Dhanteras is the first day of a 5-day long festival. Dhanteras is also known as Dhanvantri Triodas. It is an auspicious day that celebrates Lord Dhanvantari – the goddess of wealth.
It is considered a good omen to purchase precious metals like gold bars, and jewelry on this day. To dress up for such a bright day of festivity, it is best that you go for either silk or cotton sarees in vibrant colours. Choose a company that offers the latest Diwali collection sarees in their e-store for the best results.
Chhoti Diwali – Day 2
The second day of Diwali festival is one of the most important ones. This is the day when people from all corners of India devote their attention to the worship of Goddess Kali.
Laxmi Puja – Day 3
It is best to go for designer sarees but make sure you are choosing one with a bright shade. To save yourself from the headache of going down to the market and buy a saree from a store, opt for Diwali sarees online from leading e-stores.
Laxmi puja is one of the brightest days of the Hindu year. It would generally consist of meeting up with a lot of people when you are:
- Decorating your home/neighborhood
- Catching up with friends and family
- Celebrate the homecoming of Goddess Laxmi
- Participate in rituals and
- Dress your best in order to snap some pictures as a memento!
Bestu Baras or the day after Diwali – Day 4
A bright coloured saree with large prints and a wide pallu would do just great when it comes to Bestu Baras.
It is the day when officially, the old Hindu year ends and a new one starts. This day of festivity often is celebrated by people all over India by paying a visit to their friends, loved ones and relatives.
Bhai Dooj – Day 5
A simple, light coloured saree or a maroon handloom cotton kurti with block printed ajrakh combination is the perfect attire for Bhai Dooj.
If you follow the tips mentioned in the sections above, rest assured, you will be sorted for this year’s festive week. Get ready to pose for some Instagram and Facebook-worthy shots! Don’t forget to tag the company that made you a diva by selling you some awesome kurtis and sarees!