Diwali was celebrated with full fervor on Saturday amidst restrictions on the Kavid-19 ban in the country and the bursting of firecrackers in various states. During this time people worshiped and exchanged sweets. Due to Kovid-19, most people congratulated each other on Diwali through messages. Apart from this, people also visited the temple following the rules of social distance.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended Diwali greetings and best wishes to the countrymen. Kovind said in his message, this grand festival of happiness and light brings happiness, peace, and prosperity to every house in our country.
Naidu hoped that this festival of light should bring happiness, prosperity, and peace. PM Modi tweeted, Happy Diwali to all countrymen. May this festival bring more happiness and happiness in your life. May all people be prosperous and healthy.
PM Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers
PM Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers this time as in previous years. He went to Longewala in Rajasthan and praised the valor of the soldiers. He said that no power in the world can stop the brave soldiers of the country from protecting its borders. He said that today the world has come to know that we will not compromise our interests even at the cost of anything.
Diwali celebrated with great enthusiasm in Uttar Pradesh
In Uttar Pradesh, Deepawali was celebrated with gaiety and gaiety amidst the tight protocol of Kovid-19. On Deepawali, people worshiped Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi in the auspicious time in the evening and lit lamps and illuminated them in other ways. Many buildings were illuminated by the light of the skins.
However, due to the ban on the sale of firecrackers in many districts including the capital city due to pollution, the process of the bursting of firecrackers was less. Unlike previous years, this time it did not look bright in the markets, and in the wake of the Kovid-19 epidemic, people avoided going to crowded areas like markets.
The cultural program 'Diwali Pahat' in Maharashtra
The cultural program 'Diwali Pahat' in various cities of Maharashtra has become an integral part of this festival. This year, due to the coronavirus epidemic, such events are not happening.
Even though the Maharashtra government has not banned the bursting of firecrackers, the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned the use of firecrackers to control the coronavirus epidemic. However, the civic body has given permission for the lighting of firecrackers during the Lakshmi Pujan.
Sensex at a record height
On the economic front, domestic stock markets touched record highs during the special Muhurat trading session held on Saturday on the first day of Hindu Samvat 2077. The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 194.98 points or 0.45 percent to close at a record 43,637.98 in Muhurat trading. It reached an all-time high of 43,830.93 during the Muhurta business.
Similarly, the NSE Nifty gained 60.30 points or 0.47 percent to close at 12,780.25, the highest level ever. The Nifty touched a record level of 12,828.70 during Muhurat trading.
The golden temple shines in Amritsar
The Golden Temple in Amritsar was illuminated with special lights and traditional lamps. The temple saw a huge crowd of devotees, who took a holy dip at the lake and offered prayers at the sanctum sanctorum.
Meanwhile in Punjab, in 1620, the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Hargobind along with 52 kings, observed 'Bandh Chodi Divas' to commemorate the independence of Mughal captivity.
The army, central paramilitary forces, and police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir celebrated the festival of Diwali with full fervor at their places of deployment along the border. During this period, a strict vigil was taken by Pakistan in view of the recent ceasefire violations.
Officials said the army and BSF lit the enclosures at various places along the international border and the Line of Control with candles and lamps.
P. Kali Puja organized in Bengal
Kali Puja was organized in many states including West Bengal. In the state, devotees thronged the temples since morning to visit Kali Mata. Diwali was celebrated with simplicity this time due to various reasons including a ban on the bursting of firecrackers in Karnataka. Earlier, the government had banned the use of firecrackers this time but later allowed to burst green firecrackers. However, during this time, people celebrated the festival of Diwali by staying in the houses, avoiding the bursting of firecrackers, and going into the crowd.