Thee Awali Festival (Deepavali)
Deepavali - History:
This Festival has been celebrated right from the beginning of social life of Human beings on this earth.
Deepavali is not due to the killing of Narakasuran during Bharatha Period. The killing of Narakasuran took place on Deepavali day by chance. So, it is a wrong notion to say that Deepavali is celebrated due to the killing of Narakasura.
In much the same way, Jains celebrate this day because the 27th Thirthangara, Mahavira, who founded Jain Religion achieved Nirvana on this same Deepavali day. In the same way, historically many incidents took place on this Holy Deepavali Day.
So, the celebration of Deepavali day denotes the successful transformation from animal stage to thinking human stage of the human beings on this earth.
Deepavali - Celebration Procedure:
Pathinen Siddhars founded this Holy day for the purpose of inviting every Individual's ancestors (died, yet to re-incarnate) using the Sound Vibrations of Tamil Language and by offering them the sacrifices including a variety of cooked food items so that the ancestors bless the individuals happiness and success.
This is done by worshipping the three fires for this earth namely 1) Star Worship - done before sunrise, 2) Sun Worship - done during Midday, 3) Moon Worship - done after sunset.
Since there are many confusions about this Deepavali festival, yet every Indhu (not to be written as Hindu) celebrates this Holy day very sincerely; the 12th Pathinen Siddhar Peedaathipathi generously provides this information for the benefit of all people irrespective of language, race or creed. The 12th Pathinen Siddhar Peedaathipathi quotes this from the Collections of Works of 10th Pathinen Siddhar Peedaathipathi.(100 B.C. - 150 A.D.).
Taken from the writings of His Holiness Siddhar Arasayogi Karuwooraar, the 12th Pathinensiddhar Peedam.