Monday, October 27, 2008


This is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals: it is celebrated throughout India,It is known as the "festival of lights", and the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens.
In urban areas, especially, candles are substituted for diyas, neon lights are made to substitute for candles. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks.In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama's homecoming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana.

May this deepavali, the festival of light dispel all darkness, ignorance and the evil from this world.

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