Everyone loves a good story that visually takes you through a beautiful journey that shows that good always conquers evil. Kids especially love stories that will captivate their senses. Whether it’s something they’ve heard several times or a new story, they always come back for more.
The stories you tell your kids will not get old for a long time and they will want it read to them over and over again. Celebrate Diwali with your kids by getting them what would be their next favourite read. Whether it’s a bedtime story, or an activity to do with them during the day, stories are great to teach them different morals while helping with other skills.
The Deepavali story is one they should know and there are different stories you can tell them. We’ve curated a few of those stories for you.
Diwali Stories for Kids
As Diwali rolls around, here are some Mythological Diwali stories for kids that you can share with them to celebrate Diwali.
The Return of Lord Rama:
Rama, the son of King of Ayodhya [Raja Dashratha] and husband of Sita [Daughter of King Janak], was about to be crowned the next King when his stepmother devised a plan which got him exiled for 14 long years. Rama obediently ventured into the Jungle with Sita and Laxman, his brother. Fate interceeded when the King of Lanka, Ravana, kidnapped Sita to Lanka (Sri Lanka). Rama, with help from Lords Hanuman and Sugreev went to war against Ravana who was then killed. Rama got back Sita and the expulsion ended. This day was Diwali, a no-moon day that Sita and Rama returned back to Ayodhya. They were welcomed with lights and diyas and lights.
Story of Narasimha:
King Hiranyakashipu was granted a boon that prevented him from being killed any day or night, by any man or animal. With this boon, he felt invincible and acted as a god. He unleashed terror and when his atrocities rose, Lord Vishnu reincarnated himself as Narasimha, half Lion and half Man. Thus he was able to kill Hiranyakashipu before the day break (neither night nor day) because he was neither man nor animal.
In Andhra, Narakasur, a powerful demon, was killed by his wife Satyabhama who was a reincarnation of Narakasur’s mother. The story is quite different, however, it arrives at the same moral which is the victory of good over evil, truth over lies, humility over pride, modesty over arrogance, kindness over harshness, and care over selfishness.
Worshipping of the Cattle:
There are traditions that worship cattle by the farmers the time after monsoon. When the farms have flourished and the cattle have enough food to eat, farmers worship their cattle. To them, they are considered equivalent to gods and are the real wealth.
For Sikhism, Diwali signifies the day when Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru, was freed from imprisonment. This celebration with lights is the victory of good that has occurred over the centuries helped and saved countless people to believe in the righteous ways.
Diwali is celebrated for 5 days and it brings people together regardless of their different beliefs. It all comes down to the triumph of good. We light diyas, share sweets, and spread love and affection all around. Share these stories with your kids this Diwali along with an amazing Diwali gift for kids.
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We wish you a very Happy Diwali!