Diwali means Festival of Lights. In India, Diwali is one of the main Festivals.
Over the centuries, Diwali (Deepawali) Mean has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
Hindus interpret the Diwali story based upon where they live:
- In northern India, they celebrate the story of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.
- Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
- In western India, the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the netherworld.
In all interpretations, one common thread rings true—the festival marks the victory of good over evil.
Irrespective of religion and communities any festival brings joy and happiness across people around us.
May this Diwali bring crackers of joy, fireworks of laughter and sweets of love. May the God bestow his grace on you and family. Happy Diwali!! to all of you across the world.