Diwali is the celebration of this inner light over spiritual darkness, of knowledge over ignorance and right over wrong.
Small flames flickered and danced in brightly colored roundish vessels, their effervescence representing so much more than a simple light source against the bluish-purple hues of an evening sky.
Happy Diwali 2017 Wishes: Diwali or Deepavali is a Hindu festival of light celebrated with a lot of pomp and zeal in India. In celebration of the festival, Indians don on new clothes, pay friends and families a visit, and exchange candies and gifts prepared in a plethora of colors.
"It's a time to celebrate", said Henrico County resident and Mumbai native Kamlesh Kundalia, who owns Laxmi Palace in western Henrico. First day of the festival is celebrated as Dhanteras (Day 1).
Diwali, as it's called in northern India, or Deepavali, in the south, translates to rows of light. In India, Hindus offer prayers to the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, seeking her blessings and a prosperous year ahead. Have an awesome Diwali and New Year.
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Diwali is this week. This year, Diwali falls on Thursday, 19 October.
The spiritual origins of Diwali are vast and varied, based on India's diverse regional stories and religious traditions of its four major religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana and rescued his wife, Sita. And the tales go on. I hope and pray that the lights of Diwali illuminate the new chapter of your life. We plan to light diyas, distribute candies and even cook home-like food on the sets. The festival, also known as "Deepawali", is celebrated with lighting of oil lamps, known as diyas, and candles, along with fireworks displays.
Life peace, prosperity, pleasure & good health.
Each day of Diwali has significance and brings different customs.
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It's not possible for them to leave their designated posts even when it's Diwali or Holi.
Diwali is all about having fun with friends and family. Celebrations of the festivity of lighting and bursting firecrackers commenced in various parts of the country.
Gatherings involve lots of food, particularly candies and desserts made with jaggery, or cane sugar, as well as nuts of all kinds.
The festival is celebrated with friends and family, with every household enjoying candies and exchanging gifts. The other attractive memory that I cherish is of fixing the fairy lights around the house with my dad and patiently making rangoli with mom (bright patterns made with colored powders) in front of doors and placing the diyas around the house to welcome Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha.
Taj Mahal controversy: Hate spills over monument of love
Earlier in the day, Som said that the iconic Taj Mahal was built by traitors and hence, can not be included in the Indian history. But I have always been saying that we should destroy all reminders of slavery that reek of those who once ruled over us.