Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, celebrated in the Lunisolar month of Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November) according to the Hindu calendar. It is hailed as the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. On this day people decorate their homes with diyas (or deepas) to celebrate light and create a spiritual environment. The place’s ambiance is uplifted by marigold confetti, which fills it with a peaceful aroma and brings happiness.
Diwali is cherished with sweets, varying from one culture to another. They are a gesture of goodwill and a way to welcome guests. Another thing that Diwali celebrates is Indian cuisine, people make the best of their food from their region or culture.
On the day of Diwali, people visit the temple early morning to pray, this is done to have an auspicious start to the day. The rest of the day is spent in preparing for the night, when the festival is celebrated with friend and family. At night, all the members of a family sit together to do a pooja(ceremony) which is followed by the celebration of the event.
We hope that this Diwali brings happiness and prosperity to your life.
To know more about Diwali, join us in front of Student Health Center, 7th Street plaza on Oct 19th 3-4pm!