Deepavali‑ The festival of light
|Event Name||Deepavali- The festival of light|
|Start Date||18th Oct 2017 12:00am|
Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is the most important ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. The word Deepavali means rows of lighted oil lamps. It is actually from Sanskrit Dīpāvalī meaning "Row of Lamps" or "Spreading of Light".
The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. To celebrate people participate in family puja (prayers) to Lakshmi – the goddess of prosperity. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika of Hindu Calendar.