Diwali or Deepawali -The Festival of Lights is one of the biggest and most significant of all Hindu festivals, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness all over India. This festival marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year according the lunar calendar. The festival of Diwali is a symbol of coming of Lakshmi to home and celebrates the victory of goodness over evil or light over dark. Literally, the word “Diwali” means ‘row of lights’. On the day of Diwali people exchange gifts and sweets. They show their joy by dancing and bursting crackers. People celebrate it by getting together with their relatives as well as nearest and dearest ones. They celebrate it by sharing gifts, sweets, greetings and best wishes for Diwali. The sky is filled with beautiful and colourful fireworks.
The Diwali Week
Diwali is a five-day festival as Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Laxmi Pooja , Padwa & Govardhan pooja and Bhai dooj. The Diwali week is generally associated with beautifully decorated houses, roads and building, colourful rangolis, music, dance and fireworks. The preparations, celebrations and traditions for each day are different with a story or legend behind it. With each day and each story we learn how the good wins over the evil. People believe that Goddess of Wealth- Laxmi come to their houses to usher her blessings, so people clean up their homes and decorate it with beautiful lamps, lights and various designs of rangolis.
Diwali Calendar 2016-
This year Diwali Lies on 30 Oct 2016