Wish You All a Very Happy Diwali!

Diwali, the festival of lights means a row of lamps. This day is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It’s one festival that creates a magical and radiant effect in the atmosphere with beautiful fire crackers and this is why we call it ‘The Festival of Lights.’ Here’s a list of some interesting facts about Diwali…

-> Diwali originates from a festival celebrated by all Hindus to commemorate Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. It was a dark night when they first returned, hence his people lit their houses with little lamps (diyas) so that Rama and Sita could find their way.

-> In South India, Diwali is referred to as ‘Deepavali’. Deepavali means “Row of Lights” .

-> It is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs, although over the years it has been incorporated into many different cultures around the world.

-> For Diwali, people light many small clay lamps called “diyas” around their homes to represent the victory of good over evil and to invite good luck and prosperity from the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and the God Ganesh, who represent good luck and wealth.

-> Like most major celebrations by other communities, Deepavali is a time for family reunions.

-> At the dawn of Deepavali, Hindus get up before sunrise and perform a ritual oil bath which signifies the cleansing of the body and soul. It also signifies the cleansing of one’s sins and impurities of the past.

-> Firecrackers are also set off to scare evil spirits away. The firecrackers burst on the occasion of Diwali signify the fierce weapons used by Lord Krishna at the time of killing Narakasura.

-> Deepavali is a great occasion for people to come together to celebrate culture over tasty food and good companionship. Often people exchange sweets as gifts between family members and close friends.

May you find your Life Partner on this auspicious occasion :)

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