Diwali is a Hindu festival with lights, held annually between October and November.
It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India.
Lasting over five days, the holiday is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide.
The name of this festival is derived from ‘avali,’ which means ‘row,’ and ‘deepa,’ meaning ‘clay lamps.’ When merged, these words mean ‘a row of lights.’ For this reason, lights are symbolic of this festival and Indians go overboard with sparklers and fireworks to fuel the inner light that spiritually protects them from the darkness.
We hope this Diwali brings light in to your life.
Happy Diwali !