Diwali Importance 🦋

11 November 2023

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Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. It marks the eradication of dark shadows, negativity and doubts from our lives. The festival promotes the message of illuminating our cores with clarity and positivity. On this day, people celebrate and worship for prosperity by praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh, exchanging gifts with loved ones, and performing charity.

Some Amazing Facts which you didn't know earlier about the Festival of Lights - Diwali falls on a no-moon night - It is celebrated in the month of Kartik on Amavasya (moonless night), according to the Hindu calendar. The foundation of the Golden Temple was laid on Diwali. The festival is marked with different names across the country and outside its borders. In Nepal, it is marked as Tihar or Swanti. In Malaysia, it is called Hari Diwali. In Thailand, people observe Diwali as Lam Kriyongh and light lamps on banana leaves.In Bengal, people worship Maa Kali - the destroyer of all evil forces - on Diwali. In Nepal, people worship Lord Krishna and celebrate his victory over the wicked king Narakaasura. 

Diwali is derived from the word “Deepavali,” which means “a row of lights.” Celebrants light rows of traditional clay oil lamps outside their homes to symbolize the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The dates of the festival are based on the Hindu lunar calendar, typically falling in late October or early November.