मम प्रियः उत्सवः
My Favourite Festival

This is an essay on My Favourite Festival in Sanskrit.

Transliteration, meaning in English and Hindi translation is given for better understanding.
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‘दीपावलिः’ इति मम प्रियः उत्सवः। एतस्मिन् उत्सवे जनाः प्रथम-दिवसे गोवत्सं सम्पूजयन्ति। धनत्रोदशायां सायङ्काले कुबेरपूजनम् आचरन्ति। नरकचतुर्दश्याम् जनाः अभ्यङ्गपूर्वकं स्नानं कृत्वा श्रीकृष्णं पूजयन्ति। अमावास्यायां सायंकाले लक्ष्मीपूजनम् भवति। यमद्वितीयायां भगिनी बन्धुं नीराजयति। प्रतिपदि पत्नी पतिं नीराजयति। अस्मिन् दिवसे जनाः मिष्टान्नभोजनस्य आनन्दम् अनुभवन्ति। अतीव आनन्ददायकः उत्साहकरः च एषः उत्सवः।

Transliteration

‘dīpāvaliḥ’ iti mama priyaḥ utsavaḥ। etasmin utsave janāḥ prathama-divase govatsaṃ sampūjayanti। dhanatrodaśāyāṃ sāyaṅkāle kuberapūjanam ācaranti। narakacaturdaśyām janāḥ abhyaṅgapūrvakaṃ snānaṃ kṛtvā śrīkṛṣṇaṃ pūjayanti। amāvāsyāyāṃ sāyaṃkāle lakṣmīpūjanam bhavati। yamadvitīyāyāṃ bhaginī bandhuṃ nīrājayati। pratipadi patnī patiṃ nīrājayati। asmin divase janāḥ miṣṭānnabhojanasya ānandam anubhavanti। atīva ānandadāyakaḥ utsāhakaraḥ ca eṣaḥ utsavaḥ।

English Translation

Diwali is my favourite festival. On the first day of this festival, people do puja of a cow’s calf. On the evening of Dhanatrayodashi, people worship Lord Kubera. On the day of Narakchaturdashi, after doing Abhyangsnan, people worship Lord Shrikrishna. On the evening of the new moon day, people worship the Goddess Lakshmi. On the day of Yamadvitiya, a sister performs the aarti of her brother. On the day of Pratipada, the wife performs aarti of her husband. On these days, people enjoy eating sweets. This festival is full of happiness and enthusiasm.

हिंदी में अनुवाद

दीपावलि यह मेरा प्रिय उत्सव है। इस उत्सव में लोग पहले दिन गाय के बछड़े की पूजा करते हैं। धनत्रयोदशी के दिन शाम को कुबेरपूजन किया जाता है। नरकचतुर्दशी के दिन लोग अभ्यंग स्नान करके भगवान श्रीकृष्ण की पूजा करते हैं। अमावस्या के दिन शाम को लक्ष्मीपूजन करते हैं। यमद्वितीया के दिन बहन भाई की आरती उतारती है। प्रतिपदा के दिन पत्नी पति की आरती उतारती है। इस उत्सव में लोग स्वादिष्ट व्यंजन खाने का आनंद लेते हैं। यह उत्सव अतिशय आनंददायक और उत्साहवर्धक है।

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