Deepawali- Festival of Lights

01 Nov

What is Diwali Festival :- Diwali or Deepawali is the Festival of Lights and prosperity. It is basically a symbol of the victory of good over evil, brightness over darkness, and truth or falsity. Diwali is the Hindu celebration and known as the “festival of lights,” is officially 13 November this year.

Diya for diwali

Diwali Diya is used extensively at homes and places of worship.

In India the autumn months bring a magical festival — Diwali. It’s one of the biggest Hindu festivals and it celebrates last three days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Deepavali day.

Festival of Light

In Sanskrit, Swastika means auspiciousness.

Rangolis are drawn with different colored powders to welcome guests. The traditional motifs are often linked with auspicious symbols of good luck.

The festival of lamps, Diwali, is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Celebrated joyously all over the country, it is also a festival of wealth and prosperity The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Different colorful 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. 

India Diwali Celebration

Celebrating Diwali with family.

The festival  Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts.

Deepavali Sweets

Think about Diwali and the first thing that comes to mind is mouth-watering sweets

With best wishes and love to all. 

diwali wishing

With best wishes and love to all

HI Destination Management Pvt. Ltd wishing you a Happy Diwali 🙂


Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Deepawali


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8 responses to “Deepawali- Festival of Lights

  1. Paula

    November 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    This is beautiful, Amresh. I am sorry for coming late with holiday wishes….

    • Amresh Kumar

      November 3, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Hello Paula thanks for your wishes. You are not late, in fact the celebrations start from 12 nov.

  2. Where God Takes Me

    November 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

    What a beautiful post Amresh and what a lovely festival. It is truly enchanting.

    • Amresh Kumar

      November 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

      Thank you !! and yes it’s an auspicious festival.

  3. pahari.s

    November 4, 2012 at 4:22 am

    It hits me hard when i see those lights. My mom died of a fire caught from those diyas and am still not able to erase that memory perhaps will never. It was my favorite festival before. 😦

    • Amresh Kumar

      November 5, 2012 at 5:00 am

      we are extremely shocked and sad to learn about your mother . Life at times can be cruel and one must move on. May her soul rest and peace .

  4. tanaramccauley

    November 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    What beautiful photos and cultural details about the festival.


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