Diwali rituals and preparations take place over five days between mid-October and mid-November every year. Called the festival of lights, Deepavali translates to mean "a row of lights." and this occasion is marked by days of celebration, which literally lightens up homes across the country and dazzles all with its joy.
All of the origin stories of Diwali have a significance and a story to tell with a common theme of victory of good over evil. Some sources claim that Diwali began as an harvest festival while some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, with Lord Vishnu. Even to this day lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way into people's homes and bless them.
The Jain belief marks Diwali as the day when Lord Mahavira attaining moksha while legend owes Diwali to celebrate the return of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana.
In each of the stories, the loyal subjects of the Kingdoms illuminate homes with lights and firecrackers fill the skies as an expression of respect to the heavens for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace, and prosperity.
From darkness unto light—the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity. Lights of Diwali also manifest a time of inner illumination where lights force ill-thoughts and ignorance out and encourages one to seek the truth of life.
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