Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals.
In India it’s the festival of lights that is marked by five days of celebration, which illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy.
Each of the five days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
Different colourful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house.
They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People send for Diwali to their near and dear ones.
Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus worldwide, has a great significance other than inducing mouths to water. Also known as Deepavali, the festival’s spiritual meaning is about being aware of the inner light that everyone has, according to Hinduism.
It also encourages light to triumph over darkness and good over evil. Therefore, as a symbolic gesture, rows of lamps are lit on the night of the celebration.
Depending on families’ traditions, different prayers to deities are offered during the day.