Diwali festival in Malvan

Malvan in the Konkan regions is known for its coastline and the historical monument, Sindhudurg Fort. This Diwali enjoy a vacation with your loved ones in this beautiful city of Malvan. Diwali here begins on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi.

People clean and decorate their houses with beautifully made lanterns, clay lamps, marigold flowers and mango leaves. The utensils are washed cleanly filled with water for the holy bath the following morning. This day, effigies of Narakasura filled with grass and oil are burnt to mark the triumph of good over evil Narakasura. Different varieties of Poha and sweets are made this day. These sweets are exchanged by friends and relatives. A bitter berry, known as Kareet is crushed under the feet by people, symbolizing killing of Narakasura. The festivities continue till Tulsi vivah with Lakshmi Pooja on the Diwali day and ends with Krishna Pooja on Bhaubeej. 

Since we have mentioned much about Narakasura its better we know something about him. Asura son born to Bhumidevi and Lord Vishnu, Naraka was so powerful that he bought the entire Kingdom of the world under his control. His arrogance made him steal the earnings of heavenly Goddess and also kidnap 1600 women. Lord Vishnu slewed Naraka as Krishna but his last request of celebrating his death by people of earth was granted. Since then Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated as the first day of Diwali.
We hope that this Diwali brings you happiness and prosperity. From the entire team of Hotel Sagar Kinara, we wish you all a Happy and Safe Diwali.