We in India are having blast with so many festivals lined up , recently celebrated Dasara and now its time for most beautiful festive time of DIWALI. Many people immediately think of Halloween and Christmas when it comes to winter holidays, but in Hindu culture there’s another major winter holiday that can’t be missed – Diwali. Diwali is also known as the festival of lights, and is celebrated by millions of people around the world.
Diwali originated in India as a celebration of light, in fact the world Diwali comes from “deepavali”, meaning “row of lamps.” It is known as the festival of lights because in celebration 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
For Hindus this is one of the most important days of the year, and it involves spending time with family and performing traditional activities. Families clean their homes so that when the lamps are lit it will be suitable for the Goddess of wealth and knowledge Lakshmi to enter their home and bless them with good fortune for the upcoming year. We prepare all types of foods like sweets, laddus , chivadas, chakli etc all Indian snacks…We wear traditional dresses and burn crackers…
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