Diwali—Festival of Lights. Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.
The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians. Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that's also enjoyed by non-Hindu communities. Diwali. This festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartikamasam which falls sometime during October or November.
It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile and his victory over the Demon Ravana. In many parts of India, Deepawali is celebrated for five consecutive days. Hindus regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen relationships. In some parts of India, it marks the beginning of a new year. People clean and decorate their house before the festival. Deepawali is celebrated and is a public holiday in countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Mandir (Temple) decorated with lights during Diwali Hindus light up their homes and shops to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi and to give them good luck for the year ahead. At night, buildings are illuminated with earthen lamps, candle-sticks and electric bulbs. References[change | change source] Holi. Diwali. Panchatantra Tales and Stories - From the Indian Folk tales - With Videos.
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