Thought for the Day
An occasion to celebrate Victory over defeat,
Light over darkness, Awareness over Ignorance,
An Occasion to Celebrate Life
May this auspicious occasion light up your life
with Happiness, Joy and Peace.
Diwali is regarded as one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar. The festival is mainly associated with lights as it is called the festival of light.
Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu and Gujarati New Year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and candles, and lots of fireworks. The word ‘Diwali’ is the abbreviation of the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’, which means ‘rows of lights’.
On this day, people worship Lord Ganesha, foremost of all Hindu Gods & Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth & Prosperity. It is a time to exchange gifts & sweets with friends, relatives & neighbors. Sources