“Diwali”, the festival of lights, illuminates the darkness of the New Year’s moon, and strengthens our close friendships and knowledge, with a self-realization!
Diwali is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Amavasya – the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, (October/November) every year.
Diwali is a five day festival that represents the start of the new year on the Hindu calendar. It honors the victory of good over evil, and brightness over darkness.
It also marks the start of winter. Diwali is actually celebrated in honor of Lord Rama and his wife Sita returning to their kingdom of Ayodhya, following Rama and monkey god Hanuman’s defeat the demon King Ravana and rescue of Sita from his evil clutches
Diwali or Deepawali, the festival of lights is one of the biggest and brightest festivals in India and celebrated across the country as a symbol of victory of good over evil. The date for Diwali is decided through the Hindu lunar calendar and this year it falls on 23 October. Usually, the festival falls somewhere around mid-October and mid-November.
According to popular beliefs, lighting lamps in every nook and corner of the house is a symbol of the victory of knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness. The most awaited festival is celebrated for five days starting with Dhanteras and ending with Bhai Dooj, while literally illuminating the entire Indian sub-continent with the light of joy.